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University of Alberta Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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4.0 131 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

University of Alberta President Indira V. Samarasekera

Indira V. Samarasekera

(58 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good place to start but not a good one to stay

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

    ProsAlmost flexible working schedule, friendly staff

    Consthe quality of grad courses is not good. Payment is not good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    mechanical engineering department

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey 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.

    ConsNot 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 Senior Managementlearn form chemical eng department

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    Good place

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

    ProsNice environment in the university

    ConsLow salary for graduate students

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities across the company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Molecular modeling of upper critical solution temperature polymers in tailing treatment

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsPension, people, energy, nice building, atmosphere, benefits

    Consupper level management, open concept creates distractions for some

    Advice to Senior Managementthink more about the little guy as the are the heart of the agency

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing work experience, challenging job duties, and outstanding benefits

    Project Assistant (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Pros- 3 weeks vacation for new employees
    - Excellent work environment and atmosphere
    - Challenging and varied job duties and responsibilities everyday
    - Excellent benefits
    - Paid stat holidays and winter closure
    - Lots of room for advancement
    - University will pay for courses related to job

    Cons- Pay is less compared to private sector
    - Very bureaucratic

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that support staff are the life and blood of the university. Don't underestimate and under utilize them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReally good opportunity, industrial related research areas, abundant funding for even master students and booming economy here in Alberta.

    ConsIt usually takes more than 2 yrs to graduate, sometimes really challenging projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    really accepting and open to new ideas

    Technical Director (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Proslarge diverse employee group, great benefits, great history

    Consbeing so large, it's often difficult to find fast answers to questions

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to all employee groups

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Electrical Engineering Department at UofA is continuously going down.

    Phd Student Researcher (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsThe only good thing is to be close to Rocky Mountains. The university itself does not have much to offer.

    ConsAt least in my field (Electrical and Computer Engineering) there are no good seminars or any workshops beneficial to the work I do here. There should be at least one seminar/workshop per month by a top researcher from top university

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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