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Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, wage, and flexibility

    Cons

    Can be a bureaucratic mess


  2. "Zoology Reasearch Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Interesting project. Good mentorship.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    good benefits, easy work, good support

    Cons

    low pay for undergrad working as TA


  4. "Lab Assistance"

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

    I worked at University of British Columbia as an intern

    Pros

    Good working Environment. Good research quality. Competitive colleagues. Highly respected academic institute.

    Cons

    Living expense in vancouver is high. Not the best locality for startups


  5. "One of the best university in North America"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A university treats her students very well. Located in a very beautiful city. Very excellent dorms. Close to Seattle, so you can have many opportunities to do intern in big companies.

    Cons

    Hard to a job in Vancouver to match its real estate price. Rainy.


  6. "Grad Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunities to help pay for tuition.

    Cons

    Hours were limited to 20 a week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. "Nice people, good experience overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    The administration is friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The salary as a graduate student is slightly low given how expensive housing is in the Vancouver area.

  8. "Good develop and research area"

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

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

    Pros

    Good develop and research area with pretty free environment.

    Cons

    The salary is not so high as the companies in America


  9. "Center for Molecular Medicine Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Very positive and supportive work environment.
    - Given lots of time to learn new things while on the job.
    - UBC is a massive institution so having some knowledge of the PI you will be working with will make a big difference in your experience.
    - Really smart post-docs who have a lot of insight to share

    Cons

    - Familiarity with new types of technology and the pace of development could sometimes be a little slower than industry -- but to be expected as it is research.


  10. "Communications assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Go Global Exchanges Communications Assistant
    Former Contractor - Go Global Exchanges Communications Assistant
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lot's of flexibility to work on project
    - understanding when students need more time to complete a project
    - great environment: everyone is really kind and supportive

    Cons

    - nothing really: I loved my experience!

    Advice to Management

    More budget for side projects


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