University of Alberta
4.0 of 5 124 reviews
www.ualberta.ca Edmonton, Canada 5000+ Employees

University of Alberta Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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4.0 124 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

University of Alberta President Indira V. Samarasekera

Indira V. Samarasekera

(54 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    RA in U of A

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementmore efficient and hear more from the students

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Conspromotion 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 Senior Managementshould 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsNice environment in the university

    ConsLow salary for graduate students

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Molecular modeling of upper critical solution temperature polymers in tailing treatment

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsAssisted and trained new students with software operation by presenting the instruction

    ConsFlexible, you can arrange the time yourself and learn the knowlege

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing work experience, challenging job duties, and outstanding benefits

    Project Assistant (Former Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Pros- 3 weeks vacation for new employees
    - Excellent work environment and atmosphere
    - Challenging and varied job duties and responsibilities everyday
    - Excellent benefits
    - Paid stat holidays and winter closure
    - Lots of room for advancement
    - University will pay for courses related to job

    Cons- Pay is less compared to private sector
    - Very bureaucratic

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that support staff are the life and blood of the university. Don't underestimate and under utilize them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReally good opportunity, industrial related research areas, abundant funding for even master students and booming economy here in Alberta.

    ConsIt usually takes more than 2 yrs to graduate, sometimes really challenging projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduation Done

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWas a good place to work for in terms of research

    ConsWinter and low funding in Petroleum department

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are a varities of interesting research topics. The working time is very Flexible. The gym and library is very good. People here are nice.

    ConsFunding seems insufficient. The office facilities need to be improved. The computing resource such as computers, softwares, electronic books is a bit limited.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of experts around to get advice

    ConsSlow environment and non effective management

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    Great place to work

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsBenefit were excellent, work was challenging and rewarding. Was able to be a part of a world class research group and worked for an amazing professor.

    ConsCurrent budget cuts to the education system in Alberta have left some departments in dire straights. Wages were good, but not great. The University president has made some questionable choices during her tenure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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