University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Teaching Assistant - Graduate Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time

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

    Pros

    There was great institutional support, and the faculty I worked with were all exceptional and motivated. A great place to expand my teaching skills as a graduate student. Very reasonable expectations.

    Cons

    The only major drawback to this type of job - which is true for all graduate student teaching positions I've come across - is the pay is fairly low compared to the expense of living in Vancouver

    Advice to Management

    Keep on with the good work. Best place to be a TA that I've been, although I have heard other departments do not always have the same exceptional support that my department had.

  2. A great school, and a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of British Columbia

    Pros

    Excellent library, nearly unlimited research resources, flexible hours. Generally, profs were very willing to provide guidance and advice when it was asked for. The UBC campus and facilities are wonderful.

    Cons

    Next to none, though an increase in hours would have been nice.

  3. Good training during my research post-doc fellowship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of British Columbia

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

    Pros

    Very good environment, nice people, world class learning, beautiful city, learned a lot, good experience

    Cons

    Cost of living is high in Vancouver, low salaries, competitive to get in

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  5. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at University of British Columbia

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

    Pros

    A great learning environment, beautiful campus, open-minded colleagues, tolerant atmosphere, great student wages, flexible hours

    Cons

    Living cost in Vancouver is generally high due to the skyrocketed housing prices. Accordingly, student/on-campus housing is very expensive and hard to find.

  6. It's pretty good for enjoying life and all.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student
    Former Employee - Graduate Student

    I worked at University of British Columbia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The campus is really activity rich, and fun place to be.

    Cons

    Too little learning/ intellectual stuff going on for too many of the students. But hei, we got a new fountain.

    Advice to Management

    We definetely need more fountains. I think a science theme park will also be nice, with space ship rides etc.

  7. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

    I have been working at University of British Columbia (less than a year)

    Pros

    people work at ubc are very respectful. Very positive experience.

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any reason except if you arrant interested and dedicated to help others learning

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to the management. pretty content with my role.

  8. Fun, enjoyable, professional environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible schedule, good growth opportunities

    Cons

    Expensive parking, transportation slightly inconvenient and far

  9. Excellent

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of British Columbia

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable position, nice locatiion

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is sometimes hard to deal with

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  10. Excellent biology program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of British Columbia

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent Principle Investigators and a wide variety of projects to choose from.

    Cons

    Not a great work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  11. Good People

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    Former Employee - Video Production in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Video Production in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of British Columbia

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Flexible schedules and lots to learn from supervisors.

    Cons

    At times hard to balance, but that's pretty rare.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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