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University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 168 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

University of British Columbia President Stephen J. Toope

Stephen J. Toope

(55 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with and UBC is situated on a beautiful campus (in 19 reviews)

  • Support employee development, provide good benefits and lot of opportunities (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is not enough to sustain in an expensive city like Vancouver (in 6 reviews)

  • Salary isn't quite great, as a similar position in government or private sector is paid around (in 5 reviews)

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    Great colleagues, overall nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours for contract position (dependent on department).
    Great employees, staff and students.

    ConsTop-down style can be challenging to work with, as it takes longer to wait for a result and get work done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    PhD Student (Current Employee)

    ProsWorld renowned university. Great for start-ups. Wonderful location. Lot of activities in Vancouver.

    ConsNot sufficient affordable student/postdoc housing available.

    Yes, I would 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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

     

    good experience at UBC

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood university, nice research environment, great colleugues

    Consthe salary is not that good

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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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    Health Science Researcher

    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.

    Anonymous Employee (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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