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Awesome
Master of Public Health (Former Employee) –  London, ON8 November 2017
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. everything about this university is the best. you would not regret any decision you make to work or school. This uni changed my life
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Great place to work
Graduate Coordinator, Electrical Engineering (Current Employee) –  London, ON19 October 2017
Excellent, no complaints here. What more does one need to say? Great benefits, salary is very competitive, work/life balance is excellent (depending on the area you work, I suppose).
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Great University
Student (Former Employee) –  London, ON25 September 2017
* great university to be at
* culture at the university is fantastic
* great student experience
* beautiful campus
* student population is well rounded
Pros
good student experience
Cons
organization with student enrolment
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Community spirited and team oriented workplace
Residence Clerk (Current Employee) –  London, ON23 September 2017
I enjoy working with the student staff and soph teams and being part of the warm community connections of Western Residences. "Best student experience!" is our motto and we strive to achieve that every day with every interaction.

Western has a progressive and sensitive workplace culture ensuring an inclusive, tolerant and supportive environment and atmosphere

I have learned so much about communicating with people and understanding human behavior and how to be a productive and inspiring member of a vibrant and sensitive community.

The most enjoyable aspect of the job are the people I meet and the staff that I work with on a daily basis.

The hardest part of the job are the long shifts with little to no breaks and the recurring lay off from May to August.
Pros
Fun environment, good benefits
Cons
Sessional work
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Great people great environment very understanding and flexible
Parking Enforcement Officer (Former Employee) –  London, ON20 August 2017
Great people to work with and all are very understanding and can be flexible due to everyone being students and in school, school was always first priority.
Pros
Flexible schedules, great people
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great environment
Project assistant (Former Employee) –  London, ON14 July 2017
Great environment and facility, excellent people. I worked following my professor who is really nice. I learned lots of things during working both in academic knowledege and life.
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Poster Control (Former Employee) –  London, ON5 July 2017
Typical day included going in, getting new posters to put up, had to take down expired posters. Racing to building to building in 2 hours or more. Very tiring.
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Fun and active work environment
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) –  London, ON2 July 2017
People working here are mostly around your age and are all really positive and encouraging. Definitely a great way to earn money while studying at school.
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Great University to Work, Study, and do Research
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, ON30 June 2017
Great graduate university. Plenty of opportunity of research assistant and teaching assistant work. Student union is good for protecting teaching assistants.
Pros
Union
Cons
No scheduled hours - common for TAs
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Excellent research environment
PhD Candidate (Former Employee) –  London, ON23 June 2017
I would highly recommend the University of Western Ontario for graduate studies. There are many resources available for a productive research experience.
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Excellent School
Professor of Communications (Current Employee) –  London, ON22 May 2017
Excellent school, challenging environment, competitive, Fosters spirit of scientific inquiry, critical thinking and competitiveness. Progressive and dynamic place for learning.
Pros
Good salary
Cons
Large classes
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Dirty Job
Caretaker (Former Employee) –  London, ON9 May 2017
The job wasn't explained well - it ended up being a very dirty job that I ended up getting sick from. The job revolved around student housing, no explanation was given of duties at interview. No training was provided or the position as well.
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Nice both in academic and workplace
Research assistant, Teaching assistance (Former Employee) –  London, ON6 May 2017
All the faculty are really nice, well-knowleged. We can always talk about questions, life, and make fun in mathematical framework.

All the staff are extremely helpful, warm-heart.
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Good temporary job
Hospitality Services Worker (Former Employee) –  London, ON1 May 2017
This job is perfect for a student with no previous experience. Very flexible hours to accomodate school. GIven the amount of different restaurants, many different skills are learned
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
rough rush hour
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Excelente ambiente de trabajo
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Ontario19 April 2017
Western University nos brindó las herramientas necesarias para poder hacer nuestro trabajo lo mejor posible. Se nos dio una buena preparación para el trabajo, buena paga, y un buen ambiente de trabajo.
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A nice place to work. Good people.
Mathematics Instructor (Former Employee) –  London, ON18 April 2017
The grad club is the best! There are tons of seminars and events for students and faculty. Sometimes things get tough as there isn't enough support staff ... is it 150 characters yet?
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Research and TA
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, ON12 April 2017
Typical TA/Research Assistant position. Research is fine as it depends on the professor you work for which the student should have selected accordingly. TA assignments are time consuming and generally terrible.
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Dynamic and passionate volunteer positon
Malayalee Formal Dance Representative (Former Employee) –  London, ON16 March 2017
Using my talents of music, dance and choreography, I was able to enjoy working with my peers in creating a dance piece for a dance competition by an inter-university formal.
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bad
Lifeguard & Swim Instructor (Former Employee) –  London, ON13 March 2017
Overworked and underpaid. Very competitive and extensive hiring process for a minimum wage job. Constantly reminded how "lucky" you are to have been selected.
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Demanding Job for certain people
Caretaker (Current Employee) –  London, ON26 February 2017
If you are a women you may find that the work is heavy. If asking for help from management you may not get it right away as they expect you to handle it.
Pros
Its a Job
Cons
Hard work, Management not very helpful
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