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TA jobs expect unpaid overtime
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 September 2019
The work is flexible and interesting, and the student union prevents things from going too far south if you're a graduate Teaching Assistant. However, it is almost a guarantee that you will be asked/coerced into doing unpaid overtime.
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4.0
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Easy place to work
Language Testing Services Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 September 2019
The pace is slow and very relaxed. The work is too easy, but there are other benifits: excellent work/life balance, no stress, excellent public transportation location.
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easy work
Cons
boring
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5.0
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Productive work
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON14 September 2019
The work is mainly done in an office setting with productive and fun PhD students who are willing to help you to achieve what you are going to do. Free food too!
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5.0
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Management is excellent with balanced work life.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON21 March 2019
Overall rating* - 10
Job Work/Life Balance- 9
Salary/Benefits- 10
Job Security/Advancement- 9
Management- 9
Job Culture- 9.

Working with university as a teaching assistant
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5.0
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various positions
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON14 February 2019
Working at uOttawa is nice because I can make pocket money while studying, all in one place. They are very considerate about your school schedule and are willing to work around it.
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5.0
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Great place to work for
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON20 November 2018
Great place to work for. The work environment is fun since it is an educational institution with students. Great view of the campus. More can be done to improve salary benefits
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3.0
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Great workplace with job security.
SUPERVISOR/BARISTA (FULL-TIME) (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON30 October 2018
the coworkers are great, sometimes management is not.
The union is great and definitely provides job security for those not in management.
The benefits you receive are also quite helpful.
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4.0
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good place to learn and grow
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON30 August 2018
good place to learn and grow.
The pay is quite good but since I was on contract, did not qualify for benefits.
It gave me a great opportunity to learn and grow.
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4.0
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Not a good place
Optical Communication System Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON4 April 2018
Not a good place to work. Full of politics and no acceptable management. profs are not knowledgeable enough and the TA allocation is random. Not good supervisors.
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4.0
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Good
Engineer / Researcher (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON24 February 2018
Doing Engineer work. Good Organization, but salary was not high.
I just did part-time, but the atmospher is great.
Generally Good, though it was temporary job.
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3.0
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Unorganized
Cashier, Web Orders, Textbooks and Merchendise (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 February 2018
Customers complained often with good reason as some methods created by management slowed down online orders and created long wait times. New management has poor customer service skills and has yet to establish a good working employees. The location was convenient and the shift schedule was decently flexible.
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5.0
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Great employer, great work/life balance
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON12 January 2018
As a teaching assistant, uOttawa has been a great experience so far. I have had no trouble balancing teaching with my schoolwork. The pay is good (few hours, but that is expected). It is a nice little boost to my groceries every week.
Pros
Flexible hours, great employers and coworkers
Cons
Few hours
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5.0
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excellent employer
Part-time professor of Statistics (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 December 2017
The University of Ottawa offers excellent employment conditions and salary. Professors are given wide latitude in the material to be covered in a given course and in their approach to teaching.
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1.0
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I dislike the way they handle this
Learning Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 November 2017
As a copy editor, I had to find my own clients. They paid only slightly above minimum wage for professional editing services at an undergraduate/masters level. Many issues arose and were never resolved by uOttawa
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1.0
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Avoid at all costs
Worker (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON3 November 2017
Worked there for several years only to get shafted 3 years before my pension. So not worth the aggravation. I'm not the only one this happened to.
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Management/union
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4.0
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Not the worst
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 October 2017
Decent amount of funding and resources. Supervision good, depending on Professor. Administration horrible - slow, unresponsive. Overall good choice of institution if research topic is one of its specialties in your department.
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5.0
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Great student job
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON14 October 2017
Good place to work as a student to help pay off student loans. Decent pay. Helpful instructors, excellent overall experience. Would recommend to other students at uO.
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4.0
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Typical graduate student experience
Graduate Researcher (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 September 2017
Lots of work to be accomplished.

With enough work during the days and careful planning can avoid needing to work nights/weekends.

Put in hard work but was able to maintain a fairly good work/life balance.

Tons of support from professors for guidance.

"Full scholarship" does not actually cover entire tuition amount, but stipend and any additional scholarships help to offset any cost and should be able to cover the cost of living.
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5.0
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Good workplace
Assistant à l'enseignement (Former Employee) –  Ottawa5 September 2017
The salary is very competitive and opportunities to learn are plenty. I really enjoyed working there and there are many protections for the employees thanks to the union.
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4.0
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Good TA position
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 August 2017
I like my position as a TA. The pay is good and supervisor was fair. I wish there was more that they could do to offer career opportunities at the University after your schooling.
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