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Carleton University Canada Employee Reviews

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Productive and resourceful and highly inspiring place to work
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONOctober 25, 2014
Pros: lively environment
Carleton is the best place to work because of its highly resourceful people and management. It always have events going on and very lively environment. The success stories are motivating and inspiring.
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Good student position, difficult to get shifts off/covered
Senior Lifeguard and Swim Instructor (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONOctober 16, 2014
Pros: great facility
Cons: management is overworked, pay is low
This job requires you to be available constantly, it is difficult to schedule time off.

If you are looking to work here as a student, know that the scheduling is imperfect. You will end up fighting to get an exam date covered, or running from the pool to class with no time in between.

The management team is overworked and difficult to deal with. In – more... a fit of stress or rage, our boss "fired" all 40-something Lifeguards and told them they had a few weeks to work harder to earn their jobs at the pool.

I did enjoy the intense in-service trainings, and a lot of the Supervisors' depth of experience.

Teaching lessons at Carleton was difficult. The pool is cold and the class sizes were often really large (especially during the summer camps). The support from the Supervisors (Carleton's version of Head Guards) was lacking due to the number of classes and other work they had to get done during lesson blocks.

The facility itself was a lot of fun to be at. Ropes, dive towers, and spring boards were all present.

Overall, I chose not to return based on the aggressive management and well-below-average pay. – less
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Great place for a student interested in research.
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONOctober 15, 2014
Excellent access to knowledgeable faculty, great peer groups and multiple opportunities to work on chosen area.
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Very open to innovative research
Mobile Pulse Oximetry Research (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONOctober 3, 2014
I found the environment to be stimulating and supportive of innovative research. I had a general direction but had the freedom to work on what I found most interesting.
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Interesting, productive, learning and a challenging environment
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONSeptember 18, 2014
It was a research work of my Masters program funded by NSERC Engage program. During this period, I discovered my interest on IP networks, TCP/IP, topology discovery and routing protocols. It was a challenging work that shaped up my analytical ability to solve critical problems. My supervisors were really cooperative and helpful. I enjoyed my work with – more... a lot of enthusiasm and passion. – less
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A great place to start your career
Assistant Student Advisor (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: working on campus...means i was never late for class!
Cons: none.
A typical day at Carleton University involved sorting mail, responding to emails and answering phones as well as providing customer service. My coworkers and managers helped me develop the skills needed to perform in all future jobs.
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Productive Day to help my fellow Staff and manager proceed successfully with the elections
Voting pole clerk (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONAugust 27, 2014
Pros: socialized with student and got to know people
got to maintain a legal strict voting environment as instructed
Provided information for students with the proper instructions on how to vote
Wrote down the name and last name of the voters and the time of the vote
followed instructions meticulously to close the voting box at a certain time and hand it in to the manager safely
handled situations responsibly – more... and problem solved sticky situations – less
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Great school
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONAugust 15, 2014
I've been a student and a TA here for several years.....great place to learn and to work. Everyone in my department is knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic.
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Good intellectual environment for academics
TEACHING ASSISTANT (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONJuly 23, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: low salary
Flexible hours and opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions.
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Very good
Research Assistant (Contract Position ) (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJuly 18, 2014
Clear guidelines and very good co-workers.

Very useful trainning.
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Lab Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, OnJune 15, 2014
Pros: i leant a lot of information
Cons: it was somewhat dangerous to my health
A typical day at work can been seen as:
I arrive at work, an organic chemical lab. I begin categorizing organic chemicals as well as inorganic chemicals. I then proceed to label, manage, organize, write inventory, and dipose of waste chemicals. Upon completion i would go home. This was my job everyday.
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Very good employer.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Ottawa, OntarioJune 10, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: short hours
Working alongside a Professor was very rewarding.

Instructing the students was challenging at times, but ultimately enjoyable.

It was satisfying to know that I made a difference in their grades, and their education.
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Good wage, little opportunity for advancement
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), OttawaMay 12, 2014
This was a fairly quiet office environment with very little opportunity for advancement. I unfortunately did not find the job particularly challenging but management and coworkers were nice and friendly.
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creative and fun workplace- scientific procedure
3 month IT Supervisor (Former Employee), ottawaMay 10, 2014
creative and fun workplace- scientific procedure-work along education
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Wonderful experience with research assistanship
Research assistant (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONMay 1, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: contract is signed only for a limited period of time
I've had an amazing experience working for one of the professors at Carleton University. My job was to analyze her research data and meet regularly to discuss our findings
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one of the best companies I worked for
teacher assistant (Former Employee), OttawaMarch 31, 2014
Pros: rewarding
Cons: lots of prep work
usually it is 3 hour long shifts, that start with a presentation for the students to explain the lab procedure they were going to perform, then help the students set their station and perform their experiments answer all their question regarding the chemical reaction, after lab reports and assignments.
I learned how to be prepared and meet the deadlines – more... for marking and returning assignments and exams, also learned management skills through supervising over twenty students. In addition I gained skill in team work to insure the students learn well.
the hardest part of the job was preparing for the class and for all sort of questions, how ever teaching and helping others was very enjoyable – less
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The nicest people!
Project Management Consultant (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONMarch 25, 2014
Pros: the people!
Cons: lack of funding!
One of the best places I've worked! The people are just very friendly, kind and nice. Everyone's ideas and suggestions are met with positive and open attitudes.
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Fun and productive place to work
Student Caller (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONMarch 19, 2014
A typical day would be calling various alumni and/or parents to ask for their support towards particular funding.

I learned skills of sales and fundraising. My co-workers were great!
The hardest part of the job was facing rejection of people telling you no.
The most enjoyable part of the job were the weekly shift challenges, monthly themes and incentives.
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nice place to work
Computer Science Course Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONMarch 5, 2014
Good place to wok
Fair to ta's
Good experience
A fun job
Often seem's to be on the verge of a strike
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Amazing outdoor experience
Geotechnical and Research Field Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONFebruary 12, 2014
Pros: working outside
I worked as a Research assistant for a Hydrologist. I worked outside most of the time in a beautiful park and in a wetland. I learned all about
Collection of water samples for Mercury sensitivity, cycling, and impact within the lakes and watershed.
Collection of fish tissue samples for Mercury bioaccumulation. Storage of water and fish samples and timely
dispatch – more... to laboratories for analysis.
Collection of lake and stream water samples for Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), Ions, Absorbance,
Fluorescence, Chlorophyll, and Isotopes.
YSI Sonde, Diver water level loggers, and Secci data collection.
Processing and analyzing Chlorophyll concentration..
I worked with other students and professors. – less

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