University of Victoria Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels
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Pros
  • great supervisors, very helpful staff, great coworkers, a very nice city with great weather, nice and beautiful campus, and good department (in 6 reviews)

  • As a CUPE (union) member the work/life balance was really good (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No union for research assistants (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great pay for PTand nice colleaues

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, friendly colleagues and good pay for students

    Cons

    Rigid schedule at times Impatient customers

    Advice to Management

    More interaction with subordinates. Make efforts to get to know your employees and recognize more often.


  2. Got a look behind the curtain and chose to leave

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time

    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.


  3. Former TA

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Victoria part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great to work with students and gain valuable teaching experience. Great TA network and support from peers. Direct deposit was a plus.

    Cons

    Projected hours for the payment of some positions are far under budgeted, easy to work too many hours and thus be under paid. We simply have to work smart and do our best to get as much done while keeping track of the hours.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors are professors; it's not really my place to give them advice.


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  5. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Different Minds Lab Manager
    Current Employee - Different Minds Lab Manager
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, fun environment. Great location.

    Cons

    Low pay, and no room to move up.


  6. Good job for full-time student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, paid well, interesting work, relevant

    Cons

    Could be boring at times


  7. Lab teaching Asistant

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment for students to gain more experience

    Cons

    The total hours for the position is quite little


  8. Working at UVic

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -great city and place to live -very good initiatives in the area of climate change, sustainable energy, and concussion research

    Cons

    -limited number of research opportunities in the health/medical field when compared to other research intensive universities. -administrative process are not up to par with other universities


  9. student teller

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not Applicable
    Current Employee - Not Applicable
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great part time work , it would improve language skills and getting know different people, past alumai. great job

    Cons

    less hours of work and low wage per hour


  10. Graduate research assistant

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible time being always up to date in your research area publishing papers traveling and attending conferences team work working with different companies and making a wide network

    Cons

    low salary sometimes being stocked in wrong direction of research sometimes working alone there are no benefits or other bonuses It's not a permanent job you can rely on it your work limits to your supervisor expertise

    Advice to Management

    developing clear standards to evaluate researchers work set aside some funds for research that doesn't have industrial support add some awards or benefits for research assistants


  11. Good employer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good academic atmosphere. Obviously depends on the department that one is working in.

    Cons

    The only thing that I will mention here is that there could be a better workload balance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.



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