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Good place to study and prepare for future career

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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 for more than 5 years

Pros

Flexible working hours. Friendly working environment. It is a good place to consolidate and expand your knowledge and research skills.

Cons

Small city and winter is too long. The economy mainly depends on the oil and mining industry, not many career opportunities (especially research opportunities) in the neighborhood for graduates in other majors.

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    Academic excellence

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

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of new buildings now at the University of Alberta these days, especially medicine and science-wise. I am actually surprised to see this kind of investment in the bricks and mortar. The institution wasn't exactly known for being in modernity (and not just structurally) and always felt like a few beautiful original buildings mixed with the advances in bureaucratic architecture of the 70s and 80s.

    Cons

    Union control. A good school that punches above its weight and looks better than it ever has.

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    Great way to be a generalist

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Easy access to the executive, Work with lots of smart and articulate people.

    Cons

    Old school higher education institute, doesn't promote enough from within and too decentralized to allow for specialized positions with better career trajectories.

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    Promote high performing insiders.

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