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University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 168 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

University of British Columbia President Stephen J. Toope

Stephen J. Toope

(55 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with and UBC is situated on a beautiful campus (in 19 reviews)

  • Support employee development, provide good benefits and lot of opportunities (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is not enough to sustain in an expensive city like Vancouver (in 6 reviews)

  • Salary isn't quite great, as a similar position in government or private sector is paid around (in 5 reviews)

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    Health Science Researcher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule that can accommodate parents with young children.

    ConsLow salary compared to the industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good working place.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood people, wages, benefits ad working conditions

    Conscommute, seasonality,-parking, space, finding employees, below market salaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Proslove the work, love the people.

    Consmeet all the deadlines. Very satisfy.

    Advice to Senior Managementhave personal growth when there is opportunity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience at UBC was mostly positive.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsThe best part of working for UBC is the salary and benefits. It is also a beautiful campus and is very well serviced by transit. There are many food service outlets and too many coffee shops to count, including five Starbucks outlets. There are many different positions in multiple fields. I worked in office administration and there were always new jobs opening up.

    ConsThis is a very top heavy bureaucratic environment with many inept managers on power trips. Some departments are great, others are pure hell.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees and listen to what they have to say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience!

    Student Assistant (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsAutonomy. Ideas and suggestions listened to and taken seriously. Hours flexible. Great deal of personal satisfaction with job being done. Helped my prof with literature searches and assisted a PhD student with construction of his project.

    ConsSome very long days. Had a problem when we started the project and I was there until midnight. Not unwilling to put in the extra time when needed as some days were lighter. Only a summer job. Wish it could be full time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice. Management was terrific.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally a great place to work

    Communications Coordinator (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros- positive atmosphere
    - great team
    - interesting topics to work with
    - constantly changing workplace
    - as a staff member working with faculty, I am constantly learning

    Cons- attitudes of some senior staff
    - ancient computers/technology
    - status quo is accepted
    - guidelines for workplace behaviour are not accessible nor followed

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage innovation rather than status quo. Encourage those in high places to challenge themselves even more and try to both teach and learn from the more junior employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Very good learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThorough training, vibrant environment to work in

    Consno cons in my experience

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    Great Place to start your work. beautiful location.

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsFlexibility, Nice work environment. No much of workload.

    ConsThe compensation is not too much. Bureaucracy…..

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    Research Assistant

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsVery positive work environment.
    Nice city.

    ConsNeed more courses from the SoC group.

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    Salary not as competitive, but good benefits

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

    ProsGood benefits, great work environment, job is stable

    ConsSalary is not as competitive (although decent), felt overqualified for position

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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