University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Good Departement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of British Columbia

    Pros

    Good People are working there

    Cons

    You have to work hard to be seen


  2. Great place to work, suffers because lack of funding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at University of British Columbia as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance emphasis, great people, focus on sustainability, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy hinders timely progress, suffers from lack of funding as a public institution

    Advice to Management

    Get a new president


  3. Good place to retire but not for a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of British Columbia (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are same everyday. Nice campus.

    Cons

    No advancement. Union Low pay for what was required to do


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  5. Awesome Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Richmond, BC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great intelligent people to work with, great compensation and there is definitely room for growth. As well as the beautiful location and easy access via public transportation, good benefits.

    Cons

    Busy transportation lines because of students, constant construction that you will need to navigate around, some public matters or negative media that some alumni or affiliates of the university will be upset over.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to remove the negative light on the university or dissociate it from certain departments to reduce tension with engagement with the public.


  6. Sessional Instuctor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Seasonal Instructor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Seasonal Instructor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of British Columbia as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Teaching bright students - Flexibility in course design

    Cons

    - Low pay (marginally higher than a teaching assistant) - Tenure track faculty members look down upon you - Department does little to integrate sessionals into their community


  7. Sessional Instructor

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Depends on the department. Sessional teaching is pretty standard everywhere. One has flexible hours and gets to work in their subject area. Pretty campus.

    Cons

    Very poor pay, no job security


  8. Research Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of British Columbia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good ethics and smart people, good benefits and pension

    Cons

    low salary and career is not stable due to available funding.


  9. faculty

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of British Columbia

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    location, cost of living, academic emphasis

    Cons

    Too large. Lack of faculty governance, politica and ambiguousl R & T decision-making


  10. Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of British Columbia

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, and beautiful city with beaches and mountains

    Cons

    almost impossible to live with a family, so expensive....

    Advice to Management

    arrange facilities for Postdocs with families


  11. Course Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - British Columbia in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - British Columbia in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of British Columbia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Institution. Good and correct people

    Cons

    I would like the place has natural light



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