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"MSc Candidate at U of A"

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Current Employee - MSC Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - MSC Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
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Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

-Stipend provided is enough for a single grad student to get by living alone
-Really supportive supervisors
-Huge network with industry

Cons

-Putting a limit on the maximum stipend you can receive (some professors want to pay the student more but are limited by departmental guidelines to ensure fairness)

Advice to Management

stop increasing tuition due to "market modifiers"

Other Employee Reviews for University of Alberta

  1. "Academic excellence"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of new buildings now at the University of Alberta these days, especially medicine and science-wise. I am actually surprised to see this kind of investment in the bricks and mortar. The institution wasn't exactly known for being in modernity (and not just structurally) and always felt like a few beautiful original buildings mixed with the advances in bureaucratic architecture of the 70s and 80s.

    Cons

    Union control. A good school that punches above its weight and looks better than it ever has.


  2. "Great way to be a generalist"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy access to the executive, Work with lots of smart and articulate people.

    Cons

    Old school higher education institute, doesn't promote enough from within and too decentralized to allow for specialized positions with better career trajectories.

    Advice to Management

    Promote high performing insiders.

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