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Updated 18 July, 2018
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  • "Future career opportunities need to be developed for graduate students" (in 14 reviews)

  • "no work and life balance, low salary" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Very good working place"

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

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    The infrastructure is quite good to explore the academic research. In addition, university is located in good area with nice weather and peaceful

    Cons

    The living style is quite slow


  2. "TA for Math Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work (mostly marking weekly assignments for Math 135 and 136)

    Cons

    Often took up a lot of time out of my week, which I why I eventually stopped doing it to focus on school

  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job with decent pay

    Cons

    Deadline is tough. Students might be demanding.


  4. "Good working environment , fair pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    fair pay, good perks, good location

    Cons

    slow pace, lack of growth, bad management style


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helps to pay grad school tuition, good support from course instructor.

    Cons

    Not really much cons to say.


  6. "Senior Manager"

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

    Pros

    Innovative, respected institution that fights hard to boost their reputation.

    Cons

    Its a big place, so things move slowly and sometime it is hard to bring innovative ideas.


  7. "Graduate Student in Arts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    Strong academics, good research opportunities, and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    The university could use more arts and culture. The plaza beside the university is an eyesore.

  8. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    Well Recognized with very good potential for graduates.

    Cons

    The income is low for international students.


  9. "PhD"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Waterloo, ON
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    An excellent place for education

    Cons

    I really like the university of Waterloo.

    Advice to Management

    My manager is professional.


  10. "PhD STUDENT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    I have been here for 3 year.

    I am so happy.

    Great supervisor, nice program

    Flexible environment.

    Cons

    I didn't see cons at this university.


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