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"I had a good experience at UBC."

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Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at University of British Columbia as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Good health and dental benefits, thanks to the union. I get to work with extremely intelligent individuals and everyone is very inclusive.

Cons

The wages are academic wages, that is, low compared to some industrial wages. Also, union fees are just over the roof. In addition, funding is grant-based, so I feel job stability is minimal. There's little chance of promotion.

Advice to Management

You're doing a good job.

Other Employee Reviews for University of British Columbia

  1. "Casual interviews for graduate studies or undergradaute research assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working in an academic field where the setting is a lot more casual than in the industry. Research positions offer a lot of freedom and supports from different mentors other than your direct supervisor.

    Cons

    Research funding cut from the government affected the salary for graduate students and research assistants. Lack of funding made scholarship very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more research funding.


  2. "Residence Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Residence Advisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Residence Advisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment, lots of support from both supervisors and team members alike, and good creative outlet

    Cons

    Hours can be time-consuming, and balancing a student-life can be challenging

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