University of British Columbia
3.7 of 5 167 reviews
www.ubc.ca Vancouver, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

University of British Columbia Reviews in Canada

Updated Jun 19, 2014
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3.7 147 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

University of British Columbia President Stephen J. Toope

Stephen J. Toope

(49 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great university with beautiful campus and comfortable working environment

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Prosoffice culture is good, time is flexible

    ConsConstruction is always on site, need proper planning so that it won't affect the students' experience. Also, guest parking plots are limited, cannot find a place even with visitor parking slips.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA better construction plan is needed. Always treat student's working and studying environment as the first priority.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    World-class research

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsIt was excellent to work with top-notch scientists under well-funded environment. I worked there also in 2002-2004 and the facility has upgraded significantly since then, and the access to facility has improved a lot.

    ConsNot any cons that I can think of at the moment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe chemical storage in the department of chemistry could be in ventilated cupboards instead on shelves. Chemicals were in separated and ventilated cupboards in 4 other institutions in three different countries I have worked in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, good people to work with

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsThe benefits are fantastic, great pension, extended health and dental, and flexible working hours. Working a 9 day fort night is still an option at this company in this position!

    Consthe pay is disappointing, but they attempt to make up for it with their benefits. Still, it is hard to live on their salary.

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    Good place to work

    Research Associate (Former Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsVivid and diverse, place for innovation and work/life balance

    ConsSalaries not competitive compared to the market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working @ UBC

    Database/Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsIt has a great atmosphere and friendly co-workers

    ConsSlightly lower wages than private industry

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule that can accommodate parents with young children.

    ConsLow salary compared to the industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good working place.

    (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood people, wages, benefits ad working conditions

    Conscommute, seasonality,-parking, space, finding employees, below market salaries

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

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    My experience at UBC was mostly positive.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsThe best part of working for UBC is the salary and benefits. It is also a beautiful campus and is very well serviced by transit. There are many food service outlets and too many coffee shops to count, including five Starbucks outlets. There are many different positions in multiple fields. I worked in office administration and there were always new jobs opening up.

    ConsThis is a very top heavy bureaucratic environment with many inept managers on power trips. Some departments are great, others are pure hell.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees and listen to what they have to say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    satisfy

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Proslove the work, love the people.

    Consmeet all the deadlines. Very satisfy.

    Advice to Senior Managementhave personal growth when there is opportunity

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

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    Generally a great place to work

    Communications Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros- positive atmosphere
    - great team
    - interesting topics to work with
    - constantly changing workplace
    - as a staff member working with faculty, I am constantly learning

    Cons- attitudes of some senior staff
    - ancient computers/technology
    - status quo is accepted
    - guidelines for workplace behaviour are not accessible nor followed

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage innovation rather than status quo. Encourage those in high places to challenge themselves even more and try to both teach and learn from the more junior employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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