University of British Columbia

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University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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3.7 167 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

University of British Columbia President Stephen J. Toope

Stephen J. Toope

(55 ratings)

84% 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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    A great school, and a great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent 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.

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

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    Good training during my research post-doc fellowship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UBC is a place to grow and apply your ideas within the accepted organizational culture.

    Seasional Instructor (Former Employee) West Kelowna, BC (Canada)

    ProsYou will get a vey open and friendly environment to interact with peers and professors.

    ConsThere are too many personnels in each unit compared to the allocated resources. It generate a main problem when it comes to competitions for internal grants.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllocating more resources before hiring the human resources for projects will definitely improve the outcomes.

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    Teaching Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat way to earn income as student, hours are easy, a comfortable job. Get to know and appreciate the subject matter a little more.

    ConsNone really. I mean, I suppose if working with students isn't your thing...

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone really

     

    Very good learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThorough training, vibrant environment to work in

    Consno cons in my experience

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    Great Place to start your work. beautiful location.

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

    ProsFlexibility, Nice work environment. No much of workload.

    ConsThe compensation is not too much. Bureaucracy…..

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    Great experience!

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

    ProsAutonomy. Ideas and suggestions listened to and taken seriously. Hours flexible. Great deal of personal satisfaction with job being done. Helped my prof with literature searches and assisted a PhD student with construction of his project.

    ConsSome very long days. Had a problem when we started the project and I was there until midnight. Not unwilling to put in the extra time when needed as some days were lighter. Only a summer job. Wish it could be full time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice. Management was terrific.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Assistant

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

    ProsVery positive work environment.
    Nice city.

    ConsNeed more courses from the SoC group.

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    A great place to teach.

    GTA Instructor (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsThe math department is full of great employees. The teaching opportunity is great experience. The math students are exceptionally good.

    ConsYou will work more hours than you are paid for, particularly as a graduate student. Class sizes are large, though typically grad students are given class sizes around 60 or less.

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    One of the best places I had worked for.

    Programmer Analyst II (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGreat location [Point Grey campus], lots of benefits and long vacation

    ConsSalary isn't quite great, as a similar position in government or private sector is paid around $10000/ year higher

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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