University of Victoria Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Pros
  • great supervisors, very helpful staff, great coworkers, a very nice city with great weather, nice and beautiful campus, and good department (in 6 reviews)

  • As a CUPE (union) member the work/life balance was really good (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No union for research assistants (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Got a look behind the curtain and chose to leave

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good undergraduate students, beer at the university center

    Cons

    Indecisive leadership, poor understanding of scientific infrastructure and the long term commitments required for success

    Advice to Management

    Be less risk averse and hold people accountable.


  2. Working at UVic

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator

    I have been working at University of Victoria part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -great city and place to live -very good initiatives in the area of climate change, sustainable energy, and concussion research

    Cons

    -limited number of research opportunities in the health/medical field when compared to other research intensive universities. -administrative process are not up to par with other universities


  3. Programmer Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time

    Pros

    Great city, beautiful campus, and flexible work environment. Research staff are committed and the applications are interesting.

    Cons

    Compensation is significantly below average, the University gives no benefits toward courses (e.g. free or discounted course credits), and overall the technical challenges are less interesting than those faced in industry.


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  5. PhD in University of Victoria

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Best city to live weatherwise in Canada Very nice people Beautiful Campus Accessible facilities

    Cons

    very low possibility of getting fellowships and bursaries for non residents expensive city weak faculty (in mechanical engineering department)


  6. Beautiful place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The University of Victoria has jogging trails and beautiful forest all around it.

    Cons

    No union for research assistants. Grant-funded work in this area inhibits job security for the employee and research progress for the employer.

    Advice to Management

    In addition to a secretarial pool (Temporary Staffing Solutions), create an option that allows research assistants to remain at the University of Victoria so that you do not lose all the training and expertise in which you have invested so much.


  7. This is a good environment to work in.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Active research activities, friendly and comfortable environment.

    Cons

    The scales of some research are not big.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to see more internal collaborations.


  8. Good academic work environement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Victoria full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The staff are friendly The university provides good health insurance There are very good students in the programs

    Cons

    There is no long-term opportunities The salaries are very salary There is no research budget


  9. It was great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great weather , nice campus and good department

    Cons

    Far from other cities, need to get to vancouver by ferry

    Advice to Management

    Nice job


  10. Typical Union job environment

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    Current Employee - Various in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Various in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great wage and health benefits

    Cons

    Useless Management that does everything it takes to make sure they look good and don't rock the boat


  11. A beautiful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Computer Programmer in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Computer Programmer in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful city and friendly people

    Cons

    A little small, limited potential for growth



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