University of Alberta Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. my experience at University of Alberta

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    abundant PDF association meeting opportunities
    great working environment

    Cons

    university on a budget cut

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. U of a

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Pros

    Research flexible schedule resource free time and holidays technical chalenges

    Cons

    New technology less training time

  3. Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits winter closure helpful it dept

    Cons

    None there are no complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Occupational Health and Safety Consultant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance was excellent, there was plenty of time to complete your work so that you could enjoy other interests. University provided an interesting work environment, there were many different processes and activities on campus. There are many challenges and diverse issues to explore. The people I worked with were very committed to the well being of the organization and talented.

    Cons

    Some of the items that can be improved is the lack of effective governance, the structure is in place but does not seem to operate as it should. Employees could benefit from an orientation that explains how the organization works, how to effect change and contribute to the goals of the University. At an operational level there was a lack of organizational plans that contribute to the strategic plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to put a formal performance evaluation system that is tied to the organization's business plans
    invest in leadership training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alberta

    Pros

    Great experience. Learn a lot of things

    Cons

    Not good for industry level

  7. I have been working at University of Alberta

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    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great experience. Flexible work hours. Learn a lot.

    Cons

    Low salary. Cold and long winter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. TA

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    opportunity to make a scientific caree in future, very good supervisors and profesors

    Cons

    difficult studies, need a lot to do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. It is just OK

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

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

    Pros

    The work hour is flexible and you will work with friendly people

    Cons

    low opportunity for advancement and mostly overworked and underpaid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. RA at Alberta

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    • 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 part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for research collaboration

    Cons

    Cold weather here in Edmonton

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On, President! Please do more about education not construction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. good place...smart people to work with

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    • Senior Management
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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    world class research facilities
    intelligent people to work with
    Supportive administration and supervisor
    good work life balance for student and families

    Cons

    Stipend for graduate students is not indexed to inflation
    Supervisors from foreign companies tends to hire students from their home country
    no innovation in course design such as including new courses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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