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Updated 27 November, 2017
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Pros
  • Training Workshops, helpful staff, good work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Great Professors to work with, well-developed research facilities, excellent work environment (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary is not very high but I guess this is the same for all graduate students in all universities :) (in 12 reviews)

  • Not easy to find work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Waterloo, ON

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Great atmosphere, working within education is always rewarding
    * Benefits
    * Lots of learning opportunities
    * Job Security
    * Fantastic community

    Cons

    * Salary is a bit low when starting out
    * Not always a ton of room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to think outside the box, sometimes trying something new is worth it, even if it's a bit risky


  2. "Funded Reserach Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    Good professor with funded research.

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  3. "Good overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, decent money to do research, interesting job

    Cons

    Not a lot of access to supervisor at time


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  5. "Post-Doctoral Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Research Intensive Work and Very Interesting for PhD work.

    Cons

    It is not a Corporate Setting but rather Academic with flexible hours.


  6. "Reseach Assistant under Civil Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    awesome
    work life balance
    learnt many technical stuff

    Cons

    kindaboring

    need to look for new tasks by yourself


  7. "Lab Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very enlightening experience working with students.

    Cons

    Marking takes a great deal of time.


  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    Good Payment, organized, relevent to specification

    Cons

    Lot of Work, hard to understand new students because of their accents


  9. "Part-time Work Experience in UW Food Services"

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Worker in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Part-Time Worker in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Waterloo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule based on employees' availability.
    Various department, never get bored.
    Patient supervisors.
    Good location(on campus).

    Cons

    Employees are not familiar with each other at the beginning due to their various schedules

    Advice to Management

    Should hold some casual network activities for the employees in order to improve teamwork.


  10. "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great benefits, smart people.

    Cons

    I really don't have any complaints. As far as being a professor goes, there wouldn't be many better jobs.


  11. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities for growth
    - Supportive management
    - Flexible Hours

    Cons

    - Repetitive Work
    - Low salary


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