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University of Victoria Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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Pros
  • UVic is a beautiful campus and a nice place to spend your workweek (in 13 reviews)

  • good working environment, nice pay, no overtime working (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Super tiring; only 15 minutes break in 4 hours non-stop working hours (in 2 reviews)

  • Low career opportunities, which is the nature of university type of employer (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great pay for PTand nice colleaues"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, friendly colleagues and good pay for students

    Cons

    Rigid schedule at times
    Impatient customers

    Advice to Management

    More interaction with subordinates. Make efforts to get to know your employees and recognize more often.


  2. "Academic Teaching Assistant Role"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits, this kind of role is built on the idea of meeting the needs of grad students (as opposed to simply getting the work done as cheaply as possible). Very supportive of TAs.

    Cons

    This is a student position. Not exactly something you apply for unless you're already in the system.

  3. "Got a look behind the curtain and chose to leave"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good undergraduate students, beer at the university center

    Cons

    Indecisive leadership, poor understanding of scientific infrastructure and the long term commitments required for success

    Advice to Management

    Be less risk averse and hold people accountable.


  4. "Diversity Exemplified"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Victoria part-time

    Pros

    Diversity is not just a trending word here - it is practiced and celebrated. Being a minority, I feel empowered. Every department takes care to have a good mix of people from different groups - age, sex, culture, etc.

    Cons

    I have not seen any to date.


  5. "PEA Instructor Salary Grid SG7"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Victoria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    green space
    the students
    my colleagues
    professional development opportunities
    always something interesting happening!
    can commute to work by bike

    Cons

    salary adjustments do not keep up with inflation
    opportunities for advancement is limited in some departments
    some managers were put in place without supervisory/HR training
    limited parking if you drive

    Advice to Management

    proD funding is inadequate, especially if there are professional membership costs - UofA has a great model of reduced tuition for all university staff
    Love the overall vision guiding the university - keep it up
    If you're going to prioritize recruiting international students then we need to enhance our existing support infrastructure and programs for those students (especially for what they pay!)


  6. "Chinese Translator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice working environment
    respectful co-workers

    Cons

    Low career opportunities, which is the nature of university type of employer


  7. Helpful (1)

    "teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria part-time

    Pros

    good working environment, good pay

    Cons

    management is not very good

    Advice to Management

    supervisors should communicate more with TAs.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Victoria full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Individual focus and great learning experience

    Cons

    Could have more opportunities from BC government

    Advice to Management

    Make more opportunities available in the BC Government


  9. "NSU Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Awesome fun loving people.
    2. Job was flexible with studies.

    Cons

    1. It was an awesome experience working at Uvic as a student so NO CONS!


  10. "research asistance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefit and flexible work hours

    Cons

    Salary is relatively low .


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