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University of British Columbia Canada Reviews

Updated October 29, 2017
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University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta
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Pros
  • Work-life balance valued (most departments closed or very quiet over Christmas break and Summer break; flex schedules available for certain positions) (in 36 reviews)

  • laid back, intellectual, beautiful campus (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary and lots of paper work to get the work done (in 23 reviews)

  • Cost of living in Vancouver is outrageous (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Host"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Host in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Host in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Internationally Accredited Post Secondary Institution, great human resources, very accommodating for students

    Cons

    limited hours for students, gpa based hours


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An inclusive environment, good pay, great work-life balance!

    Cons

    Most jobs are too academic in nature! Growth is slow!

  3. "Great time in research"

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    Former Intern - Lab Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Lab Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of British Columbia as an intern

    Pros

    Very supportive lab environment where I was given great training

    Cons

    Hard to publish as an undergraduate intern


  4. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    Found nothing to complain about

    Advice to Management

    Great management and a place where employees grow and learn


  5. "Amazinf place"

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

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

    Pros

    conductive. vibrant. full of energy and opportunities

    Cons

    nothing in particular. just an amazing university. a little expensive.


  6. "I was a MS student at UBC"

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    Former Employee - MS Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - MS Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    beautiful campus, city, world's top 40 university and Earth Science program.

    Cons

    Vancouver, especially West Vancouver is a relatively expensive place to live in.


  7. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent academic institution. I have had a positive experience.

    Cons

    No cons at the University of British Columbia.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "A great part time job if you are a UBC student"

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    Former Employee - Work Learn Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Work Learn Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible shifts that fit your class schedule, and you can work less hour during exam week
    -close to school
    -relatively high hourly salary compared to other entry-level part time jobs

    Cons

    -the job is extremely boring


  9. "Undergraduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of British Columbia as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, rewarding experience

    Cons

    Your hours are limited to 12 per week


  10. "Student Librarian"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student LIbrarian in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student LIbrarian in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are exceptional to work with.

    Cons

    I have had no negative experience.


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