University of Alberta Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Research assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice research atmosphere for graduate students. I benefit a lot from my supervisor and colleagues. Highly recommend engineering students to pursue a master or PhD degree here.

    Cons

    Parking fee is a little bit high for undergrads and grads. More food courts are suggested because the current food court is too crowded during lunch time.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for students to contact industrial people. This is can help broaden their horizon and have a better understanding of theoretical knowledge.

  2. University of Alberta

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice and relaxing working environment
    meeting new people and cultures

    Cons

    salary not very encouraging though depends on position

    Advice to Management

    review salary especially of researchers like postdoctoral fellows

  3. Good place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, smart people to work for/with, great environment, training opportunities, challenging subjects.

    Cons

    Compensation is definitely the downside.

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  5. Great professional challenges and opportunities for growth

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    Current Employee - Director IT in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director IT in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Professional education support
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Good intent of Execs can be thwarted by Managers and how the principles are applied to reports lower down the chain

    Advice to Management

    Exit interviews

  6. Excellent place to work.

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    Former Employee - Horticulture Staff in Devon, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Horticulture Staff in Devon, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Great team building atmosphere
    Excellent Management
    Was asked to return for seasonal position and job was secured well in advance

    Cons

    Weather would be a challenge for someone not used to working outside.

  7. A great place to work and study

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional and friendly environment- university administration works efficiently and it's almost online

    Cons

    Less funding and fellowship opportunities comparing to other top Canadian universities

  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent, very rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and excellent work-life balance. Get access to the latest technologies and build interesting applications.

    Cons

    Salary somewhat low, but makes up with the work-life balance and benefits

  9. working at U of A

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

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good environment, good people, nice boss

    Cons

    weather too cold, winter too long

    Advice to Management

    alright, they are quite friendly.

  10. CAPS has excellent part time opportunities for students

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    Current Employee - Career Peer Educator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Career Peer Educator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -supportive and friendly coworkers
    -CAPS is very good in helping the CPEs develop transferrable skills
    -learnt ALOT of resume/cover letter/interview strategies
    -decent pay
    -on campus work

    Cons

    -steep learning curve in the beginning
    -can get busy during exam time

  11. A good place to start work

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    Former Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of projects on going and/or start.
    Many collaboration oppotunities for research.
    Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    The winter is too long and get depress when it did not end in April.

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