Wilfrid Laurier University
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Productive place with good infrastructure.

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I worked there as a for a small period. The workplace was very friendly but I could feel the contractual nature of the job. It felt like I was expected to leave after my contract was done.


Good environment


not enough opportunity for advancement
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Very stressful work please

I don't recommend anyone to work here. The manager doesn't know what's going on in the kitchen at all, he only listens to the denunciations of employees.Don’t spend your time!!!
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less than enjoyable experienceadmin doesnt care about youhandled the pandemic just about as poorly as any university possibly couldfell from #1 in student satisfaction to #11 within just a couple years, and it's clear why
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it was okay

It was an okay place to work, contract by contract basis. work wasn't that hard some time there was rushes and alot of hours needed to be done. overall a good experience.
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Non productive work place.

Not productive in terms of workforce. Upper management not clear and unorganized. Not accountable for their own actions/direction - takes out rage and mistakes on staff
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Barista - food services

I worked in food services at the Starbucks for 2 years and really enjoyed it. The job was fast-paced and fostered a friendly work environment. I also picked up catering shifts with food services at the university for extra cash and it was always a great time.


discounted food
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Great place to work.

Great place to work. Team oriented environment. Supportive senior leadership. Is difficult to advance as an administrator due to structure of administrative support staff pay bands.


Wonderful staff, faculty and students. Great work environment.


Workload is sometimes unmanageable during peak volumes through academic year.
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Highly recommended

It was an amazing experience to work there. Typically day at work was not a surprise. I had my schedule in advance 2 weeks. Work place culture is not very easy going. I love working there.


Good pay, free lunches


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Working at WLU

Environment is good depending on which department you work in. There are good people all over campus who are willing to help new employees and become good friends.
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Great place to work

Great management and administration, reasonable hours and pay, overall enjoyable experience. Valuable learning and teaching skills, mentored by a professor.


Work within faculty
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opportunities available for contract faculty

I have found there to be ongoing requests for contract teaching in a variety of disciplines. Contract faculty have a union so there is support for re-occurring and first request contracts.
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Amazing School

I love being able to take part in the all opportunties presented to me at Laurier. Getting involved with the Students' Union has been a tremodus support in allowing me to network and connect my passions with work.
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Great place to work

I really enjoy the atmosphere at work and all the people I am working with. I am greeted every day and everyone is very intent on helping you solve any problems you might have.


Lots of freedom making your own schedu


Gets busy during certain months but nothing unmanageable
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Great workplace for students!

Good part time jobs choices for students, hlep you gain experience and skills in work while having a unique campus life experience. Relaxing and friendly environment.
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I like my job

Working at WLU for Aramark food services has been a wonderful experience. I love the fast pace and the multicultural atmosphere. Having children that are in university/college and high school, working with students has been the best experience to help me understand my own children. I'm content and very blessed
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Fun Place to Work

The team is amazing and super fun to work with, you can go to them with any question or concern about anything and they will be more than happy to help you!
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Amazing work culture

Laurier provides a healthy and interactive work culture in which each individual is given the tools to grow and succeed in their position. I would highly recommend Laurier as a potential employer!
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Relaxing and Accomodating place to work

Flexible work hours which allow you to work around your school schedule very easily. The workplace culture is very friendly such that all of your coworkers are students
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High stability

A very stable job in post secondary with opportunities to inspire younger generations as they establish their careers. Often very fulfilling working with students and colleagues.
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Fun and Collaborative Workplace

Wilfrid Laurier University was a great workplace to develop my personal interests as well as apply what I have learned in the classroom to actual students.


good pay


apathetic students
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The job could be fun but the demands were too high.

There were activities that were planned every once in a while but overall their expectations for you on a day to day basis were too much to balance with schoolwork.
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Overall rating

Based on 171 reviews

Ratings by category

4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.9 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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