Ontario Tech University
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a typical day- serve food, follow instructionsWhat you learned- how to work in fast pace environmentmanagement-rudeWorkplace culture- decenHardest part of job- too fast paced
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Contracts suck. No guarantee to get hired on.

There are barely any full-time positions available and if they are they wont want you to take them because they need someone to cover their mat leaves and contractual job. Its a great place to work at if you get a permanent job. If you get a contract there will be no paid vacations, sick days, no pay negotiations and you are a filler.
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Solid place to work

Pretty good place to work. Excellent work-life balance. Difficult to move up, unless you’re willing to take on contract roles, in regardless of your experience, unless you have family/close friends higher up. Could use some more diversity.
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Graduate Students

Doing research at this university is good in general, some professors do not have good knowledge. Specifically, in the area of machine learning and A.I.
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Not respectful

They do not send any notification regarding your application if you are not selected. The workplace is not comfortable and has too many tasks each day.


fair payment


poisonoous workplace
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Fun Environment

I was a student worker and I truly enjoyed my position as a comms assistant. My supervisor was nice and professional. Learned a lot from the position while being able to manage my studies.
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Teaching Assistant

Good money to help cover tuition and living expenses. Workload depends on the course instructor. If your instructor have lots of long assignments, you might need to work more than your allotted time in your contract.
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Great student job

This job was only for students. It was a Good student job. Full time in summers part time during school year. However, students work with the regular full time and contract workers in the department and really get immersed in the culture and are valued members of the team as they are assisting the department. The culture is amazing in the department. I loved the team and management.
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As a new education institution, they are very passionate.

People are always helpful to students and employees. Lots of events and workshops for career readiness. Study is hard but there are peer-tutors to guide you
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Great team to work in!

During my 8 months as a peer tutor I learned a lot about how a formal job/company work in general. Furth more improved my communication skills and teaching techniques. Most importantly I was given the chance to guide other students in 1st and 2nd year to help them out with hard to learn and understand concepts and courses. I considered it as my time to help other students back, the same I got help through peer tutors in my 1st and 2nd years. All thanks to the student learning center at Ontario Tech University for carrying out this great program.
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Enjoyable place to work at with nice employees. The atmosphere is cool and if you need any help they will always accommodate for you.

Enjoyable place to work at with nice employees. The atmosphere is cool and if you need any help they will always accommodate for you. They host lots of events as well for employees and students too.
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Great - if you can get hired on as full time

Contract work means no benefits, no sick days, no security, and being sure that your position is in jeopardy if you take a day off.No training, and any errors are treated like you care a stupid toddler instead of as teaching / learning opportunities.Direct supervisors talk down to you, many faculty treat you like garbage.


None for contract employees


No security, low pay, no sick days
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Great Place to Work

I had a good overall experience working here. Good pay and benefits. Got to work on a lot of fun projects with different faculties, and had access to the best equipment and software.
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Great place to work for Students wile studying.

I worked as an I.T. Service Desk Assistant for four years while I was a student at the University. I was responsible for maintaining inventory reports of student and faculty laptops and computer related supplies, verified information for accuracy on all shipping of IT product. I was also reasonable for various data entry tasks as well as inventory and reporting of received product with all backup documentation. This job had a great work life balance that was necessary for a student. My co-workers where amazing and helpful and made the work environment a great place to be in. I have never felt more happier with a job. The only downside was that this was a contract student only position.


Amazing work life balance, Great people to work with.


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Depends on the department/faculty

- Lots of toxic behaviours that are enabled- Nepotism is high- If you are of a specific gender, race, age and or relationship with management than you have more access and promotion- Some management are unskilled and use their title and position to hide their incompetence.- Great people that work there however they are frustrated with lack of growth, recognition and the oppressive tactics- University has brought Oshawa a lot of opportunities and image management but leadership is weak, insecure, controlling and toxic.


Puts Oshawa on the map; great salary and benefits; opportunity to affect change


Leadership is weak, toxic and focused on maintaining power and brand image; staff are manipulated and frustrated
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A good place to work

Working with the students and faculty gives a purpose to what you do. It is a good place to work. With good benefits and good life work balance you can grow.
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Good university to study and work at

Ontario Tech University is a good medium sized university with decent faculty. The course choices are limited but overall it is satisfactory. The TA/RA salary/funding is decent as well.
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Productive, lot's to learn

Meeting with instructors, understanding course deliverables, learned to manage classes, very professional work culture, enjoyable experience, connecting with students, professors, building network
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I just volunteered at Ontario Tech, and it was a great experience. I got to use technology I wasnt familiar with, and help persuade kids to pursue STEM careers.
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A place for personal and professional growth

The work environment could be described as high-stress at times, as being a teaching assistant involves marking a lot of papers/tests in a short amount of time. In this particular faculty, those in management roles were very understanding and collaborative. The most enjoyable part of the job was feeling supported in my initiatives/ideas, as well as talking directly to students who sought help from you. The most difficult part of the job was dealing with a lot of different personalities, but certainly NOT to a level that caused an overall negative experience. The benefits are great and there are opportunities to advance to other jobs at this workplace.
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Great experience and nice people

Great experience and friendly people; however, the pay is not comparative to the estimated work estimation and effort. I recommend working for the experience though as it helps personal and professional growth.
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Based on 129 reviews

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4.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
4.0 out of 5 stars for Management
4.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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