University of Victoria Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Got a look behind the curtain and chose to leave

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good undergraduate students, beer at the university center

    Cons

    Indecisive leadership, poor understanding of scientific infrastructure and the long term commitments required for success

    Advice to Management

    Be less risk averse and hold people accountable.

  2. Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing People to Work with.
    I always felt challenged.
    Felt supported by my supervisor. Learned a lot of relevant research experience. Learned how to communicate and develop at a professional setting.

    Cons

    It is very result oriented. What I mean is you must deliver on what you said you have delivered, at the time you said you would deliver. Sometimes this can stress people but I really do well in work settings as such.

  3. Very good training process

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria

    Pros

    Learned a lot of new technologies and tools

    Cons

    Dont really have any cons

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  5. Bad management..zero training

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

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Okay pay, good benefits, good office culture

    Cons

    Management is non existent, I had a 3 hour training session for a pretty complicated job, personal growth did not happen

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training your staff or lower your expectations

  6. Awesome opportunities

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    Former Contractor - Cultural Assistant
    Former Contractor - Cultural Assistant

    I worked at University of Victoria as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    You get good pay, and are able to work with everyone your age.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up or have options once you graduate

    Advice to Management

    Delicate more

  7. Helpful (1)

    UVic On-Campus Employment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Victoria part-time

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

    Pros

    great company focused on building a team-oriented environment and flexibility is offered with every position

    Cons

    heavy union environment, sometimes the individuals who work hard are passed up for promotion because of seniority

  8. I have had a very good experience working at the University of Victoria

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

    I have been working at University of Victoria full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a teaching assistant has been quite a pleasant experience for me. I have worked with multiple professors and all of them have been very courteous and welcoming. I personally value the excellent work-life balance as I, in general, do not feel overworked. On the other hand, this is something that could vary depending on which professors and/or department you are working with, so do keep that in mind. However, based on what I have heard from multiple people across various departments, my general outlook is shared by a lot of other people.

    Cons

    The pay for teaching assistants is not nearly competitive enough when compared with universities elsewhere in the country. I am personally familiar with universities in Southern Ontario where pay for comparable jobs is significantly higher and cost of living is similar to Victoria.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, I suppose. I do wish that more inter-departmental opportunities were present (both social and career wise) but I believe departments tend to operate in a vacuum pretty much everywhere else as well.

  9. Great

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    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Earn some experience with teaching

    Cons

    less opportunitiy to be a TA

  10. Good university

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Victoria

    Pros

    Good teachers, good students, great environment

    Cons

    Location not good, research could be better

    Advice to Management

    Get more resources for UVic

  11. PhD in University of Victoria

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Best city to live weatherwise in Canada
    Very nice people
    Beautiful Campus
    Accessible facilities

    Cons

    very low possibility of getting fellowships and bursaries for non residents
    expensive city
    weak faculty (in mechanical engineering department)

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