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Great place to gain research experience

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Current Employee - Student  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

Pros

Access to state of the art facilities and equipment
Knowledgable professors and mentors
Friendly environment
Adequate selection of visiting speakers

Cons

Administrative staff is gone by 4pm
Not much support for internship opportunities in industry
Certain facilities could be updated

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for University of Alberta

  1.  

    Brilliant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good mentoring, excellent research environment

    Cons

    Cold weather, everything else is great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture and atmosphere, not so shiny pay-wise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Edmonton is a very green city and it's especially awesome in the summer. It's also only 4-5 hours ride to the mountains & skiing resorts.

    The campus is huge and there is always a lot of on-campus activities going on.

    Students are highly motivated (for the most part) and eager to learn.

    Cons

    As nice as the weather is in the summer, it can get super-vicious in the winter time (I remember the temperature going down to -46C). It's also very windy all the time since the terrain is flat.

    The salaries are about or below average; career growrth opportunities are also sub-par for a lot of graduates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more efficient in handling problems. Pay more attention to the needs of students and staff. Stop focusing on PR so much and focus on making your researchers and teachers happy enough to stay at the university.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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