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University of Alberta Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
164 Reviews
4.0
164 Reviews
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University of Alberta President Indira V. Samarasekera
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The great studying and working environment (in 19 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, good vacation, good benefits, lots of opportunities to advance (e (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Budget cuts are causing lots of restructuring and confusion (in 8 reviews)

  • low salary 2) low opportunity for advancement 3) overworked and underpaid (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place for work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Pros

    Strong research program. Smart staff

    Cons

    Edmonton can be cold in winter

  2.  

    Excellent, very rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Pros

    Great benefits and excellent work-life balance. Get access to the latest technologies and build interesting applications.

    Cons

    Salary somewhat low, but makes up with the work-life balance and benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good university

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Pros

    One of the best universities in Canada

    Cons

    Very cold, bell curve system hurts the GPA

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  5.  

    working at U of A

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good environment, good people, nice boss

    Cons

    weather too cold, winter too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    alright, they are quite friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alberta

    Pros

    Good facilities, knowledgable professors, friendly staff, excellent library access

    Cons

    Low payment, cold weather, boring city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice and clean working environment, pay is good

    Cons

    colleagues don't talk much in between

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging work and always learning something new

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    The benefits of working at the University of Alberta include encouragement for continuous learning to upgrade your skills or interests. One has the opportunity to work with a diversity of people which makes it an interesting and ever changing environment. The hours of work are good and holiday entitlement is excellent.

    Cons

    Budget cuts are causing lots of restructuring, confusion and loss of long serving dedicated employees. This is also leading to less communication and job duty overloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek advice from the support staff in positions that actually do the work instead of talking to middle or upper management personnel.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to start work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of projects on going and/or start.
    Many collaboration oppotunities for research.
    Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    The winter is too long and get depress when it did not end in April.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I am a graduate research assistant at university of Alberta for three years now.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The compensation is good comparing to other schools. The great studying and working environment.

    Cons

    The management is not best in the last few years causing lots of budget cuts and missing lots of administrative staffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good university

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    good university and good pay. Good lifestyle. Good colleges and bosses .Good at Engineering

    Cons

    the payment is low as a graduate student

    Disapproves of CEO

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