University of Victoria

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University of Victoria Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014
University of Victoria – Victoria – “UVIC Accommodation”

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4.1 43 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels

Jamie Cassels

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
43 Employee Reviews
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    Great

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

    ProsEarn some experience with teaching

    Consless opportunitiy to be a TA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Got a look behind the curtain and chose to leave

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less risk averse and hold people accountable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good university

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood teachers, good students, great environment

    ConsLocation not good, research could be better

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more resources for UVic

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    PhD in University of Victoria

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

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

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

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

     

    Great experience working with knowledgeable and nice professors!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe time was quite flexible so that you can do the work in your spare time. The pay was satisfying.

    ConsThe workload was a bit heavier at the end of the term.

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    Good place for students

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFairly decent pay for the work, union can give you opportunities for growth while in school, giving flexible hours for you to still attend class.

    ConsThe organization as a hybrid business/non-profit/student government will always be paralzyed for ridiculous political issues that come with university activism, but generally this doesn't spill over too much into what the employees do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Learned Python and a slew of other programming languages.

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Victoria, BC (Canada)

    ProsCampus is Beautiful. Pay was Ok.

    ConsDevelopers had to have a knowledge of control systems. Lots of lower level knowledge required including basic electronics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Job Colin

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    Beautiful place to work

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

    ProsThe University of Victoria has jogging trails and beautiful forest all around it.

    ConsNo union for research assistants. Grant-funded work in this area inhibits job security for the employee and research progress for the employer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn addition to a secretarial pool (Temporary Staffing Solutions), create an option that allows research assistants to remain at the University of Victoria so that you do not lose all the training and expertise in which you have invested so much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people and great learning experience

    Communication Assistant (Current Employee) Victoria, BC (Canada)

    ProsWorking at an educational institute means you get to work with a bunch of smart people. My job was at the Communications department and worked with people from various academic backgrounds. Pros of working at UVic:
    * Good pay
    * Great Benefits
    * Rewarding Projects

    ConsThe only Con at working at UVic is that the career doesn't seem to progress. It's hard to get a raise or promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive people chance to progress and get promoted

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

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    Learned a lot as a master student and research assistant

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

    ProsWork with cutting edge technology and passionate young minds

    Conslimited funding to carry on the reserch

    Advice to Senior Managementget more funding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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