Research Associate/Project Manager (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 12 July 2017
A world class university; lots of opportunities to grow. Had a lot of exposure to great researchers and resources. There are opportunities to interact with people from different professional and cultural backgrounds
A great place to work if you have a good team leader
As with all academic institutions, professors are not trained to be managers
Custodian/Maintenance (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 9 July 2016
I worked a forty hour work week, working evenings, cleaning floors, table tops, dry and wet mopping. I was to handle the recycling and take out garbage bags daily. I also cleaned washrooms, and used ride on or walk behind sweepers and scrubbers.
Peer Mentor (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 18 May 2016
A typical day consisted of working with the international students and helping them with the assigned assignment to boost their performance in the real work environment. I learned a lot about the Chinese culture from my students, improved my time management skills and my work ethics. The management was very helpful. and actively cared about the wellbeing of both, the students and the mentors. My co-workers were friendly and fun to work with. The hardest part of the job was also the most enjoyable part of the job: the students! Helping them achieve the desired standard was hard, though not impossible; and every small improvement felt like an achievement.
All in all, it was a great experience. I plan to return to this job next year too.
Intramural Referee (off for summer) (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 4 May 2016
Myself and the other referees would arrange our own hours based on our school schedules/related commitments. Management is very accommodating. The hardest part of the job is dealing with conflicts between players and referees (in hockey especially, things can get heated fast, and it's my job to control the situation). However, I enjoyed the job because it put me around sports that I not only enjoy watching, but playing as well.
Aquatic Instructor Coordinator (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 1 May 2016
The University of Waterloo recreation facilities provide a great working environment for their students. the hours are very fluid and adapted to the school schedule. The locations are always at the university and very accessible. The staff mainly consists of other students that an employee can relate to.
Great team environment, constantly learning and travelling with the team during school term
Student Trainer (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 25 April 2016
During the school term, I'm one of the fortunate selected few that gets to be a student therapist for the university of waterloo varsity hockey team.I love the close team environment and the unpredictable situations I get put in, whether it's massaging team members or treating a new injury, Every day is fun and enjoyable and I'm constantly learning more from my mentor (athletic therapist)
Engaging and fun experience working with various people throughout the campus.
Residence Advisor (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 19 April 2016
It was a few hours during the day and I had the opportunity of communicating with people and answering their questions to university life and academic balance. My coworkers were fun people to be around and work and we had a great team of people working to provide parents and students with the right information. The most difficult part of the job would be not getting paid. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting a variety of people and helping others out.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 12 April 2016
I worked as a research assistant in a lab on campus. It was as many hours a week as I wanted and it was a great way to get involved. I was able to make a bit of money at school as well as build up a network of professionals. I wish I would have started earlier.
Fast-paced environment, changing on a day-to-day basis
Science Outreach Associate (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 5 April 2016
As I was a volunteer at the university, I was not paid. Nonetheless, this experience allowed me to learn greatly. I was constantly exposed to different individuals whom I was able to share with the interest of science. On a typical day at work, I was visiting an elementary school and was prepared to show several scientific demonstrations to children.
experience as employee depends strongly on situation
IT Director, Faculty of Arts (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 29 March 2016
Inconsistent leadership, fledgling ethical behaviour and management/leadership training supports, and poorly understood policies leave employees at the mercy of their direct supervisor's level of competence and engagement.
Student Employee (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 24 February 2016
This work place provided me (a student at the University of Waterloo), to manage my work life and my student life with ease. Working in the same location where I lived (student dorms), was a good transition for me into the work place in an unfamiliar University environment. Overall, it was a great experience.