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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I worked at University of British Columbia full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great benefits, room for personal and professional growth, diversity

Cons

Difficult to gain employment here as an external employee, hierarchal nature of unions and associations meant that the particular offices I was working in had a disparate proportion of employee motivation and work ethic, which made it pretty disheartening to work there after a while.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for University of British Columbia

  1.  

    Decent but can vary based on department.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Assistant  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for professional development. Mission is very compelling and the work done is very important.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and things can take forever. Sometimes, it is about who you know and not what you know. Non-internal hiring is minimal at best.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great to place to work if you can survive a $2 billion organization run by academics with limited management experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Stimulating environment, helping some of Canada's brightest minds succeed. Support from peers.

    Cons

    Upper management is slow to respond to change. Staff are under-supported and the least respected stakeholder group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in staff training and management. Instill professional development standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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