University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated Sep 24, 2020

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4.2
87%
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University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta
Arvind Gupta
195 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relatively low stress level; flexibility; comprehensive benefits; beautiful campus(in 111 reviews)

  • "Good work environment and flexible hours(in 103 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low salary considering cost of living(in 35 reviews)

  • "Somewhat low pay but as expected of a summer research position(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "nono"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Paradis, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great School. High pay. No delays.

    Cons

    bibi is a word for nothing as you know

  2. "Unorganized"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good for companies and no hold period

    Cons

    Everything very unorganized and lack of care for employees


  3. "Great place to live, not sure about work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student 

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Great scenery and wonderful place to live.

    Cons

    Not always great access to scientific resources.

  4. "Research analyst at ubc"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Analyst 

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great location with nature everywhere! Great colleagues

    Cons

    Little hard to get to from central Vancouver r

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Camp Instructor 

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    Really fun experience - I love working with kids

    Cons

    Really no cons at all

  6. "RA"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    They really care about people.

    Cons

    Housing prices in Vancouver are very high.

  7. "It's a good place for making balance with working and life."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    It's a good place for making balance with working and life.

    Cons

    Increasing a salary is slow.

  8. "Postdoc"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, academic colleagues from all over the world

    Cons

    poor work-life balance, little to no benefits, HR is unhelpful

  9. "Graduate Student"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Amazing experience - loved every second of it.

    Cons

    None to report of at the time being.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good"

    4.0
     

    I worked at University of British Columbia

    Pros

    Relaxed and nice environment Good Compensation Friendly coworkers and managers

    Cons

    boring old culture old offices Lack of energy

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