University of Victoria Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels
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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. Great pay for PTand nice colleaues

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, friendly colleagues and good pay for students

    Cons

    Rigid schedule at times Impatient customers

    Advice to Management

    More interaction with subordinates. Make efforts to get to know your employees and recognize more often.


  2. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Different Minds Lab Manager
    Current Employee - Different Minds Lab Manager
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, fun environment. Great location.

    Cons

    Low pay, and no room to move up.


  3. Lab teaching Asistant

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment for students to gain more experience

    Cons

    The total hours for the position is quite little


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  5. student teller

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not Applicable
    Current Employee - Not Applicable
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great part time work , it would improve language skills and getting know different people, past alumai. great job

    Cons

    less hours of work and low wage per hour


  6. Graduate research assistant

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible time being always up to date in your research area publishing papers traveling and attending conferences team work working with different companies and making a wide network

    Cons

    low salary sometimes being stocked in wrong direction of research sometimes working alone there are no benefits or other bonuses It's not a permanent job you can rely on it your work limits to your supervisor expertise

    Advice to Management

    developing clear standards to evaluate researchers work set aside some funds for research that doesn't have industrial support add some awards or benefits for research assistants


  7. Good employer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good academic atmosphere. Obviously depends on the department that one is working in.

    Cons

    The only thing that I will mention here is that there could be a better workload balance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  8. This job makes me want to get up in the morning!!! Uvic is awesome!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook II in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cook II in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Uvic treats everybody equally, it's the first time in my life I felt great and secure about my job!!!

    Cons

    Paying for a full day of parking when you only work 5 hours a day :(

    Advice to Management

    You guys are rock!!! Thank you for being amazing people to work around with :)


  9. Research Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing People to Work with. I always felt challenged. Felt supported by my supervisor. Learned a lot of relevant research experience. Learned how to communicate and develop at a professional setting.

    Cons

    It is very result oriented. What I mean is you must deliver on what you said you have delivered, at the time you said you would deliver. Sometimes this can stress people but I really do well in work settings as such.


  10. Very good training process

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned a lot of new technologies and tools

    Cons

    Dont really have any cons


  11. Awesome opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Cultural Assistant
    Former Contractor - Cultural Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

    Advice to Management

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