University of Alberta Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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  • "Low salary (good for post docs though)(in 33 reviews)

  • "Low pay at the start for contractor(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Researcher 

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    The campus is beautifully situated

    Cons

    Edmonton can be cold during the winters

  2. "good workplace"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good prof development and nice colleagues

    Cons

    competitive environment but very productive


  3. "University of Alberta, one of the best institutions to flourish towards sustainable energy"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the most renonwed and eminent university.

    Cons

    No campus placement opportunities for master's students.

  4. "Am I doing it right?"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cutting edge research, push for excellence

    Cons

    Often feels like your competing but no one is watching

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  5. "U of A is a great place to work as a Graduate Research Assistant"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Alberta part-time

    Pros

    1. The salary compensation is excellent. 2. Lot of university resources to learn and meet people in your domain. 3. Very nice benefits, including statpay and tax benefits

    Cons

    1. Most of the Graduate Research Assistant jobs are part-time for 3 to 4 months. 2. In most of the departments, Graduate research assistant roles are only offered to thesis based students only.

  6. "Good People"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Researcher 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    Its a good place to work, the environment is fun, and the people are interested in the work that we do.

    Cons

    Parking is difficult and the commute getting out at 4 is terrible. With all the recent cuts its difficult to feel certain about anything.

  7. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Student Researcher 

    I worked at University of Alberta part-time

    Pros

    It was a good place to gain some technical experience

    Cons

    Could be stressful when school is going on along with it

  8. "N"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Student 

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    Working with knowledge professors at this university

    Cons

    I could not find any drawback

  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Alberta part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice workplace Competent and great leadership Awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Pay is lower than government jobs

  10. "Good work environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Resident Assistant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Alberta part-time

    Pros

    fun, friendly, exciting, made a lot of friends

    Cons

    can't think of any cons though

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