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University of Victoria Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  • 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 11 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's not that good..."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Average salary.
    - Good benefits.
    - One-hour lunch break.

    Cons

    - They expect one employee to do the work of four.
    - Too many overtime hours.
    - Marketing/Design professionals are not taken seriously by Academic staff, they don't value our knowledge and experience.
    - People tend to be closed to ideas other than their own, as their ultimate goal is to receive an award or some sort of recognition for it.
    - Micromanaging.
    - Strong resistance to change.
    - Too much time wasted in meetings.
    - There's no opportunity for growth.
    - Things are always done in the less productive way possible.


  3. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time

    Pros

    Good place, good people, good job

    Cons

    Bad busybodies get all up in your business

    Advice to Management

    Don't poke your nose where it doesn't belong


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  5. "Good"

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

    Pros

    - Good pay
     - Welcoming community

    Cons

    - Budget changes are regular
     - Not diverse

    Advice to Management

    Stop messing with the budget every year.


  6. "Canadian University"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    Pros

    Work in a very relaxed area.

    Cons

    Pay is very low and city is very expensive.


  7. "Great work, not-so-great pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with students and supporting their academic development is rewarding work. The university takes a very hands-on and collaborative approach and most staff are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Work is stimulating but often repetitive; pay is alright for a public sector position in Victoria but there is limited opportunity for growth and development outside the position.


  8. "cook 2"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Victoria part-time

    Pros

    great benefits free meals nice people

    Cons

    poor hours and medium pay. a lot of unpaid time off

    Advice to Management

    too many over educated people in the top who don't know what's really going on


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Campus Services was the worst"

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    Former Employee - Campus Services
    Former Employee - Campus Services
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Victoria part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and a very competitive salary. For the most part very laid back atmosphere and a great pension. Subsidized bus pass and parking

    Cons

    No communication between upper level management and lower level staff and management. Seemingly endless contract bargaining with executive management. It really felt like they didn't car about their employees past them being numbers on a spreadsheet.

    Very difficult to move between departments as you're constantly applying against waves of people trying to get work.

    Long wait times for some job applications very short for others. Not much consistency.


  10. "Working at UVic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Victoria part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -great city and place to live
    -very good initiatives in the area of climate change, sustainable energy, and concussion research

    Cons

    -limited number of research opportunities in the health/medical field when compared to other research intensive universities.
    -administrative process are not up to par with other universities


  11. "Programmer Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Victoria full-time

    Pros

    Great city, beautiful campus, and flexible work environment. Research staff are committed and the applications are interesting.

    Cons

    Compensation is significantly below average, the University gives no benefits toward courses (e.g. free or discounted course credits), and overall the technical challenges are less interesting than those faced in industry.


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