University of Alberta

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Great advisors, terrible administration

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at University of Alberta as an intern

Pros

Still 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.

Cons

The 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 ManagementAdvice

The 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.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Coo; place to spend a summer, pretty good research in petro;eum engg..rest are average

    Cons

    small city..not much to do..exceptf ro some extra ordinary scenic places a bit far away.

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    Approves of CEO
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    An okay and easy job

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    Former Employee - Research Lab Technician in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Lab Technician in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible working schedule, very friendly working environment, communication is easy with colleagues and you can meet people from around the world. Supervisors are usually nice and understandable.

    Cons

    Not so much learning opportunities, may running into some troublesome students, may need to do some overtime work without pay. Traditional research environment and nothing excited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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