University of Alberta
4.0 of 5 124 reviews
www.ualberta.ca Edmonton, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Great advisors, terrible administration

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsStill one of the best research universities in Canada. If you are interested in researching a specific subject, there is a very good chance of being able to find a professor who is, if not an expert, at least interested in learning more about it.

ConsThe operating budget has been skewered. There have been some faculty layoffs and positions closed, but this has mostly impacted academic support positions like secretaries and TA hours. This means less organization, a lower quality of education for students, and extra uncompensated work for everyone.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe most important product of a University is prestige. Prestige attracts the best researchers, the best students, and generates opportunities for your alumni. Renovating the president's house out of university money during a budget crisis is an international embarrassment, regardless of where you got the money.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great pleace to study and do research.

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta part-time for less than a year


    Pros: Great resources, great faculties and great place. You could enjoy all the… Cons: The location of Edmonton determins this cons... It is cold here in this city, and the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    good work environment for research assistants

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Flexible work schedules Excellent professors and coworkers industrial-academic research opportunities Cons: low salary workpace is too crowded Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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