University of Waterloo Reviews

Updated Sep 23, 2022

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4.3
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Pros
  • "Great work environment and people(in 78 reviews)

  • "flexible hours which are planned in advanced(in 74 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay (though this is common for this type of role at any university)(in 35 reviews)

  • "they have a low salary for their postdoc(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great university

      Sep 23, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The University of Waterloo has many excellent professors.

      Cons

      The courses at UW are difficult.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      Sep 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      It is very nice place

      Cons

      University of waterloo is a very nice place

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very good place to work

      Sep 15, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      None identified yet as I joined not to long ago

      Cons

      Good benefits, Work life balance

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Teaching Assistant

      Sep 11, 2022 - Teaching Assistant 
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      Pros

      Flexible time, easy work, very good

      Cons

      low salary, and it hurts my eyes

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great!

      Sep 10, 2022 - Help Desk Technician in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      Great place to work for sure

      Cons

      Can't think of any cons

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Relaxing and Fair Employment

      Sep 9, 2022 - Lifeguard in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      Perks, solid pay, easy hours

      Cons

      Small amount of hours, odd hours sometimes, multiple trainings

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Positive work atmosphere

      Sep 22, 2022 - Plant Operations 
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      Pros

      The work is what you make it...work at your own pace and either get a lot done in a day, or slow and steady. It never ends, so find a pace you're comfortable with and as long as your getting work done, you'll be left alone.

      Cons

      Union members can be annoying to work with. Frivolous grievances and lazy people can drag things down for everyone.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Supportive work environment with good benefits

      Sep 22, 2022 - Research Associate in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      Strong community of research facilities and partnerships create dynamic intellectual environment Excellent library resources allowing access to materials outside of Region Exciting public-private collaborations create opportunities for staff and students Good benefits package for full-time employees

      Cons

      Huge funding for STEM, less for Social Sciences and Humanities The University provides sufficient teacher training and does emphasize the importance of teaching and innovative teaching methods, but the focus of the institution does not appear to be making teaching its main priority (professors are not as accountable for their teaching effectiveness as they should be)

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Decent for short-term contract

      Sep 21, 2022 - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      Flexible hour, good benefits, chill environment

      Cons

      Work load can be tough

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Environment

      Sep 6, 2022 - Research Associate in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      New, modern, friendly atmosphere. Good benefit

      Cons

      Salary is not very good for researchers

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    University of Waterloo has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 2,058 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at University of Waterloo to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, University of Waterloo employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at University of Waterloo. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    84% of University of Waterloo employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated University of Waterloo 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

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