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University of Ottawa
474 reviews
University of Ottawa, CA Ratings
Average rating of 474 reviews on Indeed
4.2Work-life balance
3.8Pay & benefits
3.8Job security & advancement
Ottawa, CA
1,001 to 5,000
$500M to $1B (USD)
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Overall reviews at University of Ottawa

Retail Sales Associate | Ottawa, ON | Jun 4, 2013
Floor assistant
Depending on the time I start, I would come from my last class to work since that my job was at the campus bookstore. Sometimes, I would have to walk up at 6 am on a Saturday, have my shower and eat breakfast. I would have to be out of the door for 7 am to drive up to the university of Ottawa bookstore for 7:45 am, because I started to work at 8 am. I have worked there during the rush hours for students to get their textbooks for class. When we open, it was packed. I was spending a lot of time cleaning up the store by putting textbook back where they come from, hang back up clothes at the right spot and even getting stuff from the cashier to bring back to the back so we can put them out again for somebody to buy it. After the store closed, we had to stay until the really last customer to leave and clean up before we were allowed to go home. I have learned how to communicate with customers and how to help them with what they were looking for. This also though me how to give customer service in general (like looking for a textbook, need another side of hood and a lot more..). Also, I did cashier a bit so it has though me how to do some returns, even how to do some exchange and even to count my cash to make sure that I have balance the amount need after each shift. I mostly learn my weakness after each shift to improve to do a better job the next one. the management was a bit difficult at this job, because you never know if she is here or not. Other than that, I was able
ConsMy longest hours I did was a 10 hours shift
Resource Officer | Ottawa, ON | Nov 9, 2021
Depends what unit you work in
My personal experience at the Faculty of Social Sciences has been amazing, but your experience will vary LARGELY depending on your work group. There are dozens of little 'mini-cultures' scattered throughout the university, so it is difficult to determine whether you are getting a good environment before starting. Overtime is very common across the uni, and I regularly receive emails on the weekend and at 11pm, but I personally do not need to work overtime very often. The university does offer a lot of amazing benefits, and in my opinion, they really do care about their employees. They gave us the day before Victoria Day and the Day after Canada day as university-wide holidays, to compensate for the difficult working environment during the pandemic. They also had many free lunches/activities across campus all summer for the staff. Unfortuantely, if you are looking for a cutting-edge and innovation WORKING environment, this is not the place. They are VERY slow to adapt to change, so do not expect modern policies, efficient programs, and innovative managers! In this way, the uni is just like other government institutions; inefficient and unnecessarily difficult to get certain things done. Things eventually become modernized, but don't expect it to come quickly.
ProsEmployee benefits (free food, days off, university wide Christmas holiday, vaccine clinics, etc.), Many opportunities for advancement
ConsParking ($$$, and hard to get a spot), very bureaucratic, pay below gov. alternatives, ancient systems/software (finance, hr, payroll, etc.)
Community Manager | Ottawa, ON | Apr 1, 2016
conducive and well realxing workplace suitable for students with school work on the side
For me, shift usually begins around mid-day as my schedule becomes less chocked up at that time. for the most part, the job gets really active after sunset as people begin to head home and would need assistance getting to areas of town which had really low security. our job was to ensure their safety as we walk with them to their various destinations. By we, I mean myself and whomever was available for shift that day as we work in pairs of two. It was important that we built a strong and reasonable relationship with the co-workers as this helped to build a more conducive working environment. I was able to experience and learn quite a few things being exposed to this job. Reliability and trust was an important virtue bestowed upon me as a result of this job, that was i was able to communicate better, rely on my instinct and so on. The hardest part of the work was having to leave an assignment in progress to go assist someone with security needs but i knew what i signed up for and the price I had to pay. Besides that, it was a lovely and fun working environment which was also conducive for studying as well. A perfect fit for a part time worker
Prossecurity clearance of school
Conslate hours
Volunteer | Ottawa, ON | Aug 27, 2012
It is an exciting place to do volunteering. You have the opportunity of meeting people and providing help and support to those who are in need.
No two days are alike. One can never tell who you will meet that is in need of your help. People from various background and all walks of life pass through this institution. I have learned to be even more appreciative of another person's stance/status in life. Providing guidance, information or simple handing out a flier to individuals and then to see the sigh of relief on their faces, is enough to know that I was able to help someone. This experience makes you feel proud of your accomplishment. Working with my fellow colleagues and also the management is priceless and very rewarding. You get the chance to be apart of a team whose ultimate goal is to provide the help to those in need. The hardest part of the task is when someone who is having a bad day wants to have you as their companion. It is in these trying times that one has to exercise patience, tolerance and a smile and bear it attitude whilst still providing excellent customer service.
Prosyou get to meet a lot of people of various backgrounds.
Conshours can be irregular.
plusieurs postes dans les facultés et services | Ottawa, ON | Aug 23, 2018
Université d'Ottawa
J'ai fais plusieurs postes differents. J'ai travaillé au Services des prets et bourses a titre d'agente. J'ai monter le regime travail-études , je recevais les dossiers d'étudiants qui demandaient des prets et bourses. Je fesais l'évaluation des dossiers et c'était de ma responsabilité de calculer et voir si un étudiant aurait droit aux prets et bourses ou seulement la bourse ou bien s'il n'y a pas droit et je calculais le montant auquel ils auraient besoin... Ensuite j'allais devant le comité pour expliquer le pourquoi des choses ainsi que le montant.... J'ai appris beaucoup de choses car j'ai travaillé dans plusieurs facultés et services a titre d'agente administrative..Le lieu de travail peu parfois etre tres difficile étant donné les dates d'échéances des travaux, des inscriptions, les étudiants ne sont pas toujours faciles. L'aspect le plus difficile devait etre de travailler avec des étudiants difficiles et l'aspect le plus agréable de mon poste.. rencontrer les étudiants et pouvoir les aider....!!!!
Prosrencontrer et aider les étudiants
Consles cadres nous prennent souvent pour des pas grand chose
RPN | Marie, PE | Oct 19, 2020
Perspective from an RPN employed at this clinic.
Worked at UOHS for 2.5 years. It started to go very down hill over the last year. Unable to keep nursing and reception staff at this point. Extremely poor managed office. Lack of professionalism by all upper management. Nursing Team Leader and Reception Manager lack maturity and proper ethics to effectively run the department. No HR team in place currently. No room for advancement as an RPN. Currently not offering any type of raises to any staff or performance review. Toxic work environnement. Very little to no positive feedback from Nursing team lead. Job posting looks good on paper but please remember to read reviews on other websites as well to really understand what is going inside that clinic before wasting your time. Sending good luck to all those RPN's looking for a positive job change but this place is not where you will find that. This is coming from a someone who left and it was the best choice I could have made. Only regret is not leaving sooner.
ProsGood hours, day shifts, benefit package, little to no holidays or weekends
Teacher's Aide | Ottawa, ON | Feb 19, 2017
Fun workplace where you get to interact with younger students.
my typical day starts at a particular day depending on the schedule where i have to book a room for discussion groups and run the discussion groups. I have to help students answer questions and quiz them whenever a quiz is provided from the professor. What i've learned: Time management, The thought process behind Marking papers, use of Microsoft office to document grades and comments is very useful. The hardest part of the job is marking papers, as it's time consuming and one must be unbiased when marking the papers and must remember to treat all the students the same in terms of deducting marks. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping the students understand the course content and running the discussion group.
ProsGood pay for the amount of hours you put in
ConsTime consuming when taking classes as well
Professeur (H/F) | Ottawa, ON | Jun 28, 2017
Un environnement extrêmement agréable à travailler
J'ai aimé tout le travail que je faisais. L'aspect le plus difficile est lorsqu'on est étudiant et on doit corriger les examens voire qu'on a aussi des travaux à remettre mais, les professeurs sont très conciliants et flexibles à ce niveau. C'est une belle expérience lorsque c'est à moi de noter les étudiants sans l'avis du professeur. Ce qui demande un bon niveau de jugement et de critiques des travaux des autres étudiants. Cet aspect démontre aussi à quel point on me fait confiance. Le sens de responsabilité est énorme. Il n'est PS donné à tout le monde d'être sélectionné comme assistante ou assistant d'enseignements. Cela met en avant la capacité intellectuelle, professionnelle de celle OU celui-ci à tous les niveaux. Fière de faire partie de cette équipe. C'est un environnement agréable à travailler.
Student Mentor | Ottawa, ON | May 9, 2016
Great place to work! Conveniently located right on campus!
Great opportunity to work with students who are in different disciplines! The beginning of the Fall semester is always somewhat hectic because of Orientation Day presentations and other important events but after that it is just the greatest... you get to meet new students and help them with finding a class, registering for a class or abandoning one, providing effective reading and study strategies, helping with procrastination/motivation, time management and stress management. Not physically demanding at all... It only requires that you figure out how to balance your school life, social life and 'work life' (although it is only 10 hours per week!)
ProsLocated on the university campus, allows you to do coursework when the Centre is not busy
ConsDuring exams and assignment periods, the Centre can be quite hectic
Communications Intern | Ottawa, ON | Jan 6, 2014
Excellent teamwork, Non-Violent Communication Training
Developed proactive and effective marketing and web communication strategies to promote services Designed promotional material (e.g. posters, bookmark, brochure, crossword, visuals for the annual report and social media ads) Improved the office’s visibility by expanding network with student clubs, associations, faculty members and event coordinators Helped develop/implement/promote online contests at corporate events Redesigned website using Web 2.0 best practices in alignment with the University’s corporate website to improve usability, accessibility and findability (i.e. search engine optimization and metadata) Environment: PC/Mac, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Internet research, Gmail, Google sites, and Photoshop
ProsGreat feedback
Volunteer | Indiana | Mar 15, 2015
Pretty exciting, meet all kinds of students with different kinds system or connection failure.
I do not work every weekday. Only on days I have lectures or I have projects or assignment to do I go to the lab. Roughly three days a week. The daily routine is usually answer clients's questions like connection failure or system failures. Responsible for maintain and monitor operating system of computer;Provide support to system migration and upgrade, LAN management and software installation;Provide technical advice, guidance and direction to administrative and academic clients on responding and solving of problem in computer lab. The hardest part is troubleshooting the connection, sometimes it takes 20 minutes or even longer to ping the problems. The most enjoyable thing should be meeting different people and making friends. I can also get acquaintance with professors during work.

Questions and answers about University of Ottawa

What should you wear to an interview at University of Ottawa?
Asked Jul 11, 2017
Jeans and a nice top - I had a very casual interview process
Answered May 12, 2019
Business casual
Answered Jul 11, 2018
How should you prepare for an interview at University of Ottawa?
Asked Aug 3, 2017
Review their website
Answered Oct 16, 2022
Get prepare with good concrete example of your ability of work
Answered Feb 27, 2019
How do you feel about the future of University of Ottawa?
Asked May 29, 2019
I feel bad for the patients who their GP is there!
Answered Oct 23, 2020
It’s terrible
Answered Jun 24, 2020
What questions did they ask during your interview at University of Ottawa?
Asked Feb 23, 2017
Capacité à communiquer avec les étudiants Connaissance des programmes Microsoft Capacité à comprendre, parler et écrire en anglais
Answered Nov 20, 2019
There were no interview questions for the volunteers.
Answered Jul 16, 2018
How is feedback from management delivered at University of Ottawa?
Asked Nov 1, 2020
I had two different experiences. One was absolutely fantastic. Great manager who was always fair and would listen to employees always. Replaced by manager who lacked people skills and experience as a manager.
Answered Feb 26, 2023
During one on one meeting every 3 months
Answered Jul 30, 2022