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Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
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  1.  

    Awesome opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Cultural Assistant
    Former Contractor - Cultural Assistant

    I worked at University of Victoria as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get good pay, and are able to work with everyone your age.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up or have options once you graduate

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    Positive Outlook
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    I have had a very good experience working at the University of Victoria

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

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

    Pros

    Being a teaching assistant has been quite a pleasant experience for me. I have worked with multiple professors and all of them have been very courteous and welcoming. I personally value the excellent work-life balance as I, in general, do not feel overworked. On the other hand, this is something that could vary depending on which professors and/or department you are working with, so do keep that in mind. However, based on what I have heard from multiple people across various departments, my general outlook is shared by a lot of other people.

    Cons

    The pay for teaching assistants is not nearly competitive enough when compared with universities elsewhere in the country. I am personally familiar with universities in Southern Ontario where pay for comparable jobs is significantly higher and cost of living is similar to Victoria.

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    Keep up the good work, I suppose. I do wish that more inter-departmental opportunities were present (both social and career wise) but I believe departments tend to operate in a vacuum pretty much everywhere else as well.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Earn some experience with teaching

    Cons

    less opportunitiy to be a TA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good university

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Victoria

    Pros

    Good teachers, good students, great environment

    Cons

    Location not good, research could be better

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  6.  

    Good place for students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria part-time

    Pros

    Fairly decent pay for the work, union can give you opportunities for growth while in school, giving flexible hours for you to still attend class.

    Cons

    The organization as a hybrid business/non-profit/student government will always be paralzyed for ridiculous political issues that come with university activism, but generally this doesn't spill over too much into what the employees do.

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    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Learned Python and a slew of other programming languages.

    Former Employee - Software Developer in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Campus is Beautiful. Pay was Ok.

    Cons

    Developers had to have a knowledge of control systems. Lots of lower level knowledge required including basic electronics.

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    Great Job Colin

  8.  

    Great people and great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Communication Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Intern - Communication Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working at an educational institute means you get to work with a bunch of smart people. My job was at the Communications department and worked with people from various academic backgrounds. Pros of working at UVic:
    * Good pay
    * Great Benefits
    * Rewarding Projects

    Cons

    The only Con at working at UVic is that the career doesn't seem to progress. It's hard to get a raise or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people chance to progress and get promoted

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    Positive Outlook
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  9.  

    it's been a privilege to work with top minds in the academic area I am focusing on.

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

    I have been working at University of Victoria part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility; the opportunity to work with different people from different cultural backgrounds; the instructors usually give a lot of room for TAs to develop their own ideas such as designing the syllabus.

    Cons

    not a lot of room for career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    first job

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

    I have been working at University of Victoria part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    beautiful campus and reasonable salary

    Cons

    not found yet, I just worked here for 4 months.

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  11.  

    A teaching assistant in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

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

    I have been working at University of Victoria part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, great people to get along with. The university also provides you with great opportunities to learn how to behave professionally. You get paid on time.

    Cons

    Most of the time, you are dealing with the most fundamental problems encountered by the students. It may not be that fun and challenging.

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