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University of British Columbia Canada Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "Good!"

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

    Pros

    Professional, relaxed and easy going environment.

    Cons

    Low salary and lots of paper work to get the work done.

    Advice to Management

    No specific advice.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research/Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research/Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Able to work on interesting projects. Free professor consultation. Capable of learning anything you like.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with industry. My hardware isn't top knotch. A lot of work is done on personal computers.


  3. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good facilities such as offices, modern labs, socializing areas, and outdoor area. Motivating and inspiring workplace, with excellent research team working on relevant projects

    Cons

    very costly to live on campus near the workplace. Very limited time for vacation due to extremely heavy loads of demanded work both experimental and theoretical. Low salary for the duties attributed to the position


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  5. "Nice working environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful surroundings, not overly competitive atmosphere

    Cons

    High cost of living, typically somewhat long commute


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Student Recruiter Advisor in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student Recruiter Advisor in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable, good benefits, public service wages

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, slow to implement change


  7. "Good chance to get research experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent researchers and interesting projects. Lots of good resources. Challenging work. Ability to take on more responsibility if capable. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Usually, the help needed is menial work that the researchers don't want to do. Getting more interesting projects and assignments is based on individual ability.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  8. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    great community; good for if you want to get involved in research studies; opportunities for directed studies

    Cons

    gets repetitive after a while

    Advice to Management

    -


  9. "Guest Service Agent"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people in the office are very friendly and it is a very positive atmosphere. They are very encouraging and supportive to help you learn.

    Cons

    In the summer, the guests may have unrealistic expectations which places you in very difficult positions where you have to balance being flexible with the guest as well as be firm and uphold the policies of the department.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that all advertisements explain the conditions clearly.


  10. "Research Quality"

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

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

    Pros

    Exceptional world-class Professors. UBC is one of the top Research institute in Canada.

    Cons

    On campus housing is really expensive.


  11. "Support Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment. Have the best team since I came to Canada. Work-life balance is good. Have tons of vacation days.

    Cons

    Relative low payment compared to the industry.


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