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University of Alberta Edmonton Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good working studies and working environment (in 33 reviews)

  • Very nice enviornment and city, good work life balance, nice staff, productive staff but not aggressive (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • low salary, high presure for post-doctor (in 11 reviews)

  • budget cuts, not a lot of benefits, (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Work as a TA in University of Alberta"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. Light work load.
    2. Reasonable pay to cover some of the living cost

    Cons

    1. Cold weather and there is snow everywhere.


  2. "Great experience and exposure"

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

    I have been working at University of Alberta as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible work times
    - Competitive wage for a student
    - Great opportunity to branch into other departments
    - Beneficial networking
    - Friendly and likable staff

    Cons

    - Contract work has its pros and cons, but the cons are that if there is no work to be done, you don't work. Being a student, an inconsistent pay is sometimes difficult to manager
    - No option to turn into full-time or even part-time employment


  3. "Graduate research assistant"

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

    I have been working at University of Alberta (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working studies and working environment

    Cons

    Long studying and working hours for graduate students

    Advice to Management

    They should keep on doing the good work


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  5. "Good university"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The supervisor is nice and helpful. The academic environment is good.

    Cons

    It is very cold in the winter.


  6. "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    amazing benefits
    amazing hours
    great environment
    great campus

    Cons

    lack of advancement opps
    union protects the weak and untalented
    no rewards for performance once you hit your pay band limit
    almost everyone is on sick leave
    slow processes
    lack of innovation and creativity
    expensive parking
    terrible commute and traffic jams


  7. "PhD graduate student"

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment to work and study.

    Cons

    Salaries are not specially high but there is other part-time jobs available at the university or in the town


  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and I have great coworkers

    Cons

    Salary range is not appropriate to the amount of education


  9. "Residence Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Alberta (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They provide you with a lot of support which helps you do your job well. There are no stupid questions. The environment is very welcoming and actually encourages you to do well in your academics and personal life.

    Cons

    The work can sometime be tiresome and repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Please make the conferences such as October Outpost and January Summit. It's a waste of time for student who have other commitments but are forced to be present.


  10. "Customer Service Rep"

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay and supervisors

    Cons

    I cannot really come up with any.


  11. "Excellent job"

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    Former Employee - Research/Teaching Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research/Teaching Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    University of Alberta is a great place to work in a friendly environment.

    Cons

    At University of Alberta communication services is not so improved.



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