University of Alberta Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Research Assistant

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant
    Former Intern - Research Assistant

    I worked at University of Alberta as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Went there for undergrad research assistant, work was easy and straightforward, the supervisor of the project was friendly. My project belongs to the faculty of engineering so they have a lot of money.

    Cons

    Research projects progressed too slowly, I spent almost a month with not much to do, just waiting for stuff to get here.

    Advice to Management

    The research progress could be more efficient.

  2. RA in U of A

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, good working out facilities, good engineering reputation

    Cons

    The students number is getting larger, some existing area like studying space might not seem enough

    Advice to Management

    more efficient and hear more from the students

  3. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good salary, great health care coverage, excellent retirement pension plan, flexible work hours

    Cons

    promotion seems to linked to seniority rather than ability (in some positions), parking is expensive and no reimbursement, office can be bland and boring, no staff lunch rooms or free coffee

    Advice to Management

    should improve office physical environment for non-academic staff, reserve a room in each building for staff to warm their lunches and sit down to eat.

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  5. Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Friendly working environment with professors and students

    Cons

    Limited promotion, no benifits or pensions as contract

  6. very flexible and awesome supervisor.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant In University of Alberta
    Current Employee - Research Assistant In University of Alberta

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Pros

    flexible hours and competitve pay

    Cons

    can be taxing based on the project

  7. Research assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice research atmosphere for graduate students. I benefit a lot from my supervisor and colleagues. Highly recommend engineering students to pursue a master or PhD degree here.

    Cons

    Parking fee is a little bit high for undergrads and grads. More food courts are suggested because the current food court is too crowded during lunch time.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for students to contact industrial people. This is can help broaden their horizon and have a better understanding of theoretical knowledge.

  8. Great employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally a very positive place to work, though it's a large organisation so there are exceptions to that rule. Good work-life balance, good vacation, good benefits, lots of opportunities to advance (e.g. free training courses).

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic and political, like any large organisation. Unproductive people are sometimes left to be unproductive.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to a faster pace; legacy policies and agreements reduce agility.

  9. CAPS has excellent part time opportunities for students

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    Current Employee - Career Peer Educator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Career Peer Educator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -supportive and friendly coworkers
    -CAPS is very good in helping the CPEs develop transferrable skills
    -learnt ALOT of resume/cover letter/interview strategies
    -decent pay
    -on campus work

    Cons

    -steep learning curve in the beginning
    -can get busy during exam time

  10. no

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alberta

    Pros

    i think it is great working here

    Cons

    some times, the campus are a little bit too cold, especially in winter

  11. Good academic culture

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Properly value the academic contribution

    Cons

    Recent budge cut affected the hiring process.

    Advice to Management

    increase more budget on research.

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