University of Victoria

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University of Victoria Reviews

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Earn some experience with teaching

    Cons

    less opportunitiy to be a TA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be less risk averse and hold people accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Get more resources for UVic

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  5.  

    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)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience working with knowledgeable and nice professors!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  7.  

    Good place for students

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria part-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Learned Python and a slew of other programming languages.

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

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Campus is Beautiful. Pay was Ok.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job Colin

  9.  

    Beautiful place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No union for research assistants. Grant-funded work in this area inhibits job security for the employee and research progress for the employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great people and great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communication Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Communication Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Victoria as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working 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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give people chance to progress and get promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Learned a lot as a master student and research assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Work with cutting edge technology and passionate young minds

    Cons

    limited funding to carry on the reserch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more funding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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