University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
264 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

264 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great work/life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, great work-life balance. Commitment to competitive compensation (at the 50th percentile) makes UBC a good choice, particularly if you're risk-averse and want perks like great leave options, a pension, etc.

    Cons

    Some departments are slow-moving or overly bureaucratic. Academics in leadership doesn't guarantee good business knowledge or strategic thinking, departments are too autonomous in some ways, but centralization leads to ridiculous bureaucracy. The wrong people get fired and button-pushers stay.


  2. Great Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate atmosphere. Good opportunities for advancement. Competitive pay. Beautiful location (UBC campus). Competent and supportive management.

    Cons

    Food options around campus are overpriced and mediocre. Location is somewhat secluded from rest of the city.


  3. Teaching Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and cooperating professors are always helpful.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than University of Toronto but still good.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. elearning team lead

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Relatively stable work. Not much stress. Friendly environment. Very beautiful campuses. Housing available just minutes away. Walking to work was one of my favourites.

    Cons

    Low salary. Not many opportunities to move up. Centralization or non-centralization seems to confuse many people in this place.

    Advice to Management

    Project funding should be done by a knowledgeable central department. So many people who don't how to write good proposals couldn't get funding.


  6. Academic Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic learning community, supportive unions/bargaining units, encouragement to learn and grow, great benefits/pension. UBC is a great place to learn and network with inspiring young professionals

    Cons

    This is a very large institution so things operate differently here to a smaller private institution. That said, change is in the making and students are inherently valued here.


  7. Research assistant

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

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

    Pros

    A very good friendly environment that you learn a lot and it is perfect for future job

    Cons

    I have not seen any bad things. but the tuition is a bit high.


  8. RA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people and great equipments

    Cons

    Low salary and lots of pressure for publication


  9. Teaching Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Was fun to work with professors and students.

    Cons

    Not enough work to be done.


  10. Good learning environment

    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Richmond, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, you can get involved in as many or as little activities as you want, there are a lot of opportunities to learn, staff and colleagues are very helpful

    Cons

    construction upgrades can make the commute longer, some building are newer than most, can get really crowded in the fall


  11. Working at ubc

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of people Meaningful work Interesting Variety

    Cons

    Salary Pace of change Collobration Leadership development

    Advice to Management

    Visioning Strategic planning People development strategy aligned to objectives



Showing 264 of 294 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.