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A good place to work

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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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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.

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

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Leadership is weak, toxic and focused on maintaining power and brand image; staff are manipulated and frustrated
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Volunteer

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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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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Productive, professional workplace

Unpaid position as a research assistant. However, great workplace culture. Able to learn a great deal of research skills as a research assistant that can lead to graduate opportunities

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Lots of learning

Cons

Long hours
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Plenty of learning possibilities and intellectually stimulating environment

UOIT is a welcoming and inclusive community of creative and supportive professionals. UOIT life is filled with career-oriented, knowledge sharing and social get together events and numerous opportunities to learn new skills.
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Good place to grow and learn

Overall a fun and rewarding opportunity to help teach budding NITS students The campus itself is relatively peaceful when compared to larger universities which is really nice
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Good Culture, No Opportunities

The university has a great youthful culture, but unfortunately most positions are filled internally and even if you are able to become an internal applicant, there is likely someone slotted for the position, very little room for growth or upward career paths.
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Ok

Political environment. Slow decision making. Fun poeple and collegues. There is no career path nor compensation for exceeding expentations. Anual review has no impact therefore there is no incentive to do more as there is no need to do much.
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A great place to work

A great employer to work for, great work lenvironment, work-life balance is maintained. Positive work environment, would work there again if opportune.
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productive and fun

This is a university and therefore direct work experience is moot. I will however mention that it was a great source of both hard and soft skills and contributed a lot to my growth.
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Working for a university...

It's what you'd expect. It's a safe job, great pay and benefits, but it's a huge organization and thus lacks innovation and creativity. I also worked 3 back to back contracts before leaving. I know I would have been kept on if budgets allowed but contracts are a trend at universities and once a contract is up sometimes the job is cut or the job is re-allocated to a completely different department.

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Pay

Cons

Boring
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Excellent for permanent workers, but not so good for contract workers

I have been working in UOIT for many years as a contract worker. There is no chance to become permanent. My resume cannot even go past the HR. Racism is very common in the faculty, I work. Few years back, the Dean was fired (forced to resign) for racism. The external auditor found him out-and-out racist.

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Excellent for permanent workers

Cons

Not so good for contract workers
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Amazing place to work

Worked here part-time as a student amazing atmosphere with great people. Learned a lot of skills that have made me more successful for other opportunities

Pros

Work-life Balance, Amazing co-workers

Cons

None
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Fun work environment

Best place to get experience as a starting professional. Employers are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The workplace has a very light atmoshphere but still maintains professionalism.
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Contract Work

Temporary contract work. Pay was adequate, no benefits, no options for contract renewal. Excellent opportunity for recent graduates or persons looking for temporary work.
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Fun work place

As a student being given a opportunity to work on campus was a dream come true and a great learning environment. a Typical day involved me learning from the different personnel in the office and they were all very helpful.

Pros

frendly

Cons

only contract
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A good place to work with!

UOIT is a great place to work with and build a career, however one gets a bit frustrated when come across lot of politics among faculties and employees!
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Great starter job

It's a great place to work to start and gain experience. You become frustrated after a while and look for somewhere with more opportunities to grow. Other institutions provide better benefits with respect to education packages for children and staff/faculty.

Pros

great benefits

Cons

limited room for advancement
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working with students is fun and needs energy. I like teaching

There is not any job security as a teaching assistance. the most enjoyable part is when you mark your students tests and they get high mark. On the other hand, the hardest part waiting for getting contract.
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Excellent university to work for

During my time at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, I was treated fairly and as an equal. Working here as a researcher would be an excellent opportunity for anyone.
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