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University of Northern British Columbia Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "UNBC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    some nice people, passionate students, some excellent educators, some amazing researchers, some great staff, fabulous scenery, easy commute, great community connections, awesome volunteers, sustainability initiatives, worthy causes, free-time

    Cons

    some leaders/managers/staff are weak (lacking in crucial knowledge/skills) and don't seem to improve. dated systems and ways of doing things. lip service. layers.

    Advice to Management

    Address key issues for everyone's sake


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits - free tuition, on-site daycare
    Promotes flexibility
    Friendly people and environment

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement.
    Non-union employees on wage freeze


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, supports and a great goal

    Cons

    There is difficulty between the research department and human resources


  4. "Graduate TA"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The tuition is very affordable!

    Cons

    The university is smaller, so the class selection is smaller too.


  5. "It was research Intense"

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

    Pros

    Flexible timing, Great research Experience,

    Cons

    Low wage !! It was very research Intense


  6. Helpful (1)

    "UNBC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Standard large non-profit / Government institution. Slow to move. Slow to reaction.

    Cons

    Standard large non-profit / Government institution.


  7. "NAP Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good wage for student, flexible work hours and had my own office

    Cons

    No major cons other than my position could have used more structure


  8. "Very nice place and friendly place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Instructor in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Laboratory Instructor in Prince George, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    It is very friendly place and you will always feel that you are within your family. UNBC is like a big family all working hard to promote the ranking of the university globally.

    Cons

    University needs high budget to fund the graduate students researches and have more phd programs. Also, if a faculty of engineering opens this will help a lot in improving the university rank all over Canada and will attracts more students annually who wish to study engineering in a beautiful city like Prince George.

    Advice to Management

    The university website needs to be updated to include everything about the university and an overview about the university labs and pictures. Professors need to update their webpages so that students can have a look over the up to date researches professors are working at.


  9. "Supplemental Instructor and Laboratory TA"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The flexibility of the schedule is hard to beat. Not to mention as a student, studying, and working at the same place, not having to commute from work place to school saved me loads of time, leaving more time for my family.

    The university was generous and offered training courses and materials that helped me find work elsewhere as well.

    Cons

    Having to leave because I graduated . I feel that if there are employees who are exemplary and enhance the learning environment for students should be retained. That being said, I can only sing praises for the opportunities granted to those who work for them. I would hope that the spaces vacated are well filled with people who will continue to uphold an ethic of service and mentorship.

    Advice to Management

    The university is great because of faculty who care and offer mentorship to students. Once graduated, by simply allowing those students to leave, you are sacrificing years worth of effort and training invested in those students. We should be retaining the skilled work force in the north for the north.


  10. "UNBC"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best about UNBC is the awesome sense of community and pride it has. People are always willing to help you out when you have problems or you just need to know some information.

    Cons

    Sometimes the fees can be a little bit high for International students. Sometimes I as an international student feel I pay a slightly unfair price compared to Canadian students.

    Advice to Management

    Reducing the international student fees would be really helpful to the university since more people around the world would have an incentive to get the Northern education experience that UNBC offers.


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