University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta
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Pros
  • Learning environment and beautiful campus (in 22 reviews)

  • Relatively slower pace than the private sector, so tends to have better work-life balance (depends on department) (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Outrageously expensive city: with the starving wages they pay you, you'll be dreaming about having two meals a day (in 6 reviews)

  • Limited budget and sometimes the work environment was a little unsafe (in 5 reviews)

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  1. RA at UBC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Time management, friendly, open, nice campus, great instructors

    Cons

    food quality cost heating and cooling system tasks labs


  2. Overall not bad, but political

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of British Columbia as a contractor

    Pros

    Research work are mostly world renowned.

    Cons

    All professors are trying to persuade us away from pursuing careers in academia.


  3. Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good academic standing and nice place

    Cons

    High cost especially in housing


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  5. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with some of the most brilliant minds. Most people are kind and generous with their time and skills.

    Cons

    It could take a while to get reimbursed for travel costs.

    Advice to Management

    More transparence. Oh, by the way, why haven't you told us the reason Arvind Gupta left?


  6. UBC

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    The UBC experience was a good one. I learned a lot of new things and specially my approach towards research changed a lot.

    Cons

    Too much pressure to cope with

    Advice to Management

    Has to be more serious more motivated more cool and more sincere i don't know why don't the do that


  7. Work-Learn Project Assistant

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very kind and helpful managers and staff, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Only really get to meet the few people that oversee you rather than others in the office just steps away from your spot.


  8. UBC RA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The position is very flexible.

    Cons

    No scheduled two week payment schedule since it is based on hours and varies


  9. Flexible and good supervisors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with shifts/scheduling Great supervisors Fairly good pay

    Cons

    Vancouver is way too expensive Competitve


  10. Clinical Assistant Professor ( CAP)

    Current Employee - CAP in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - CAP in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love interacting with and guiding undergraduate dental students in a clinical environment. Supervising aspiring young dental students is extremely gratifying and rewarding .

    Cons

    I Don't have any comments to make at this time.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management at this time.


  11. sessional lecturer

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Lecturer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Seasonal Lecturer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of British Columbia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    this job is relatively well paid considering the amount of effort needed to do it. good university environment. particularly when you teach a course after the first time, it does not require lots of time. students are self motivated.

    Cons

    it is not easy to get the same job year after year, because it is not a tenure track position. the contract is renewed once per term. the job is usually only provided to new phd graduates at ubc to prepare them to the job markets.

    Advice to Management

    i am actually quite happy with the management, so no advice to them. although there are some cons of the job, i know them before i signed the contract.



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