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University of Alberta Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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Dr. David Turpin
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  • The only problem is low salary compare to other universities (in 14 reviews)

  • Low pay, straight across the board for many types of positions (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Research Associate Experience"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at University of Alberta as a contractor

    Pros

    Great management, IT support, diverse programs

    Cons

    Too specialized, difficult to cross-departments


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Alberta as a contractor

    Pros

    Challenging and good benefits for everyone

    Cons

    long hours but rewarding work ultimately

    Advice to Management

    great experience over all

  3. "Standard university"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy but that is standard for a university.


  4. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, lots of time off, great benefits and retirement plan.

    Cons

    Association (union), which means that everyone gets the same step increase each year, regardless of effort. This means the superstars are not recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Work to recognize employees and empower change. Too often this work environment can become stagnant.


  5. "University of Alberta"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many funding opportunity, friendly environment, great work-family balance

    Cons

    The winters are long and cold.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. "Lab Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly People and coworkers in lab

    Cons

    Low pay, no upward mobility


  7. "Good research facilities and education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    One of the best research facilities in North America

    Cons

    Incredibly busy, of course for a place with such high standards. This is actually a good thing!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  8. "In general good"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vibrant environment, Friendly personnel, Interactive system

    Cons

    Nothing on top of my head


  9. "Working with great scientists"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable working environment with great people

    Cons

    Useless administration. Money moves slow through the University and there are many errors along the way.


  10. "Graduate research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great experience, work/life balance, Knowledgeable supervisor

    Cons

    Weather, weather, weather, weather, weather


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