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University of Alberta Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
136 Reviews
4.1
136 Reviews
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University of Alberta President Indira V. Samarasekera
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work environment and atmosphere (in 15 reviews)

  • Good , helpful, good environment and teachers and students, scholorship (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • pay is low, coworkers not bad, bad benefit package (in 4 reviews)

  • low salary 2) low opportunity for advancement 3) overworked and underpaid (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Graduate 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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing research work at the university. As a masters student you get paid about 21-25k per year, and PhD students between 25-32K

    Cons

    significant chunk of stipend gets deducted as fees, and lot of inequalities in stipend across different departments within engineering atleast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please ensure uniformity in pay for similar positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Positive work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Pros

    Good people, good support, generally a healthy environment when not facing massive cuts to post-secondary education, per the 2013 calendar year.

    Cons

    Restrictive financial systems, delays in receiving claims, some silos of toxic personalities (though rare)

  3.  

    Best employer

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    Current Employee - Software Programmer  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Programmer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    open environment, best benefits, personal growth

    Cons

    No training, most are post docs not actual staff, lots of deductions from pay cheques

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    U of A

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Technician  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good , helpful, good environment and teachers and students, scholorship[s, etc

    Cons

    cols weather, bad winters, lots of snow and raining and slippery roads, pavements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it better and better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great university

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    Former Employee - Former Graduate Student  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Former Graduate Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Stipend was ok. Flexible working schedule. Able to meet and and make friends with people from all around the world. Most professors are quite nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Our department ran into money problems half-way throughout my program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some professors need to be reminded that they were once grad students.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    friendly place to learn as a student

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn whatever you want, knowledgeable professors and technicians, peaceful working environment.

    Cons

    The working efficiency of the residence office is sometimes not ideal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the service department of this university, especially residence office, they made too many mistakes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    mechanical engineering department

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Pros

    They teach fundamentals good and although not for all courses. Just go to the computing science or chemical engineering the rest is mediocre. That's it.

    Cons

    Not enough money is coming from oil and gas industry. Chemical Eng Dept has been much more successful to be recognized from the oil and gas industry. I recommend chemical eng over mechanical department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn form chemical eng department

  9.  

    Good place

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

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

    Pros

    Nice environment in the university

    Cons

    Low salary for graduate students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunities across the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great environment with like-minded people who care about education and the student experience

    Cons

    As a publicly-funded institution, funding, or lack of, can cut short projects, units and positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Molecular modeling of upper critical solution temperature polymers in tailing treatment

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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 a year

    Pros

    Assisted and trained new students with software operation by presenting the instruction

    Cons

    Flexible, you can arrange the time yourself and learn the knowlege

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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