University of Waterloo Employee Reviews about "low salary"

Updated Dec 31, 2020

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  • "Low Salary - in some labs lack of equipment(in 29 reviews)

  • "Pay is quite low for the amount of work that graduate students put in(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    not much work to be done

    Cons

    low salary like very low

  2. "PDF at Waterloo"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDF) in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    Academic and friendly culture Open work hours

    Cons

    Low salary Very small teams Hard to grow


  3. "good"

    3.0
    Current Intern - University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    good environment to work at

    Cons

    low salary and boring jobs

  4. "Review for a postdoctoral position"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for research. Working conditions are good.

    Cons

    Low salary. I wish they could pay better.

  5. "Research Assistant"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    Good Community - Academic Integrity

    Cons

    Low Salary - in some labs lack of equipment

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  6. "Good First Job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work. Flexible hours. Good career experience.

    Cons

    Low salary. Limited funding and access to resources.

  7. "Quite pleasant"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff here is very helpful. The professors are mostly knowledgable and decent people. I'd say if you like research, and your field of research, you will have an excellent experience in UW.

    Cons

    Low salary. Several funding opportunities exist, but no guarantee.

  8. "UW research assistant"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    Intellectually enriching; freedom to self-direct

    Cons

    Low salary is sometimes a problem

  9. "Competitive, Fast-Paced Atmosphere"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Student in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Waterloo full-time

    Pros

    Lots to learn on the job

    Cons

    Competitive environment and low salary for graduate students

  10. "Food Support Person"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Waterloo part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work in Campus, convenient transportation, may change from diferrent brand of Food Service easily, no worry of job loss because University is one the most stable insititution, including all-can-eat meal

    Cons

    low salary, because there are so many students would conpeting the positions considering the convenience from classroom to job. Training class include AccessAblity Course, which is for the students and scholarships, talking about syllabus, time management etc. , something overly difficult and unnecessary to this positions

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