University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at University of British Columbia

    Pros

    A great learning environment, beautiful campus, open-minded colleagues, tolerant atmosphere, great student wages, flexible hours

    Cons

    Living cost in Vancouver is generally high due to the skyrocketed housing prices. Accordingly, student/on-campus housing is very expensive and hard to find.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Program Assistant

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of British Columbia

    Pros

    no pros, no pro at all........

    Cons

    really boring...can't be more boring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. It's pretty good for enjoying life and all.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student
    Former Employee - Graduate Student

    I worked at University of British Columbia

    Pros

    The campus is really activity rich, and fun place to be.

    Cons

    Too little learning/ intellectual stuff going on for too many of the students. But hei, we got a new fountain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We definetely need more fountains. I think a science theme park will also be nice, with space ship rides etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Excellent for Computer Science

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    Current Employee - Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Sufficient TA recourse
    Practical courses that compose of projects
    Vivid university life
    Profs are knowledgeable
    coop connects are very good

    Cons

    math course does not have sufficient help
    Stat are hard to understand
    Need more student connection events

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So good so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Worked as a teaching assistant, not adequate compensation for the work, time and effort that is put in while trying to s

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I appreciated the opportunity to do it, it was great working with students and helping them grow and be challenged by the course matter

    Cons

    Alot of time for marking required, large amounts of work in a short period of time, can be stressful deadlines, not alot of direction with course material.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    larger compensation!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

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

    Pros

    people work at ubc are very respectful. Very positive experience.

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any reason except if you arrant interested and dedicated to help others learning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice to the management. pretty content with my role.

  8. Fun, enjoyable, professional environment.

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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 part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible schedule, good growth opportunities

    Cons

    Expensive parking, transportation slightly inconvenient and far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Excellent

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of British Columbia

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable position, nice locatiion

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is sometimes hard to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. student caller

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of British Columbia

    Pros

    relaxed and laid back work atmosphere, everyone in the office is nice.
    Music is blasted most of the shift and everyone talks to each other, 90% of calls are no answer.

    Cons

    boring and often talk to rude people who will just yell or rant. Mainly education alumni who graduated a while ago

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great place to stay as a postdoctoral research fellow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of British Columbia

    Pros

    Great research environment with excellent opportunities as a PDF. Easy access to many interdisciplinary institutions. Good for short term (1-2 years) PDF position. Payment ok. Probably one of the best locations an university campus can have. Flexible work hours (which depends more on the supervisor than UBC itself)

    Cons

    No appropriate cafeteria on campus that offers affordable food and place to sit for a bigger group. Only the common fast food brands and some local cafes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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