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University of British Columbia CEO Arvind Gupta
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  • "Low salary compared to skills required but still good opportunity(in 24 reviews)

  • "No cons whatsoever because UBC is amazing(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Lots of intellectual freedom. Great colleagues and facility.

      Cons

      Not the most famous university in the world, which makes it harder to get world’s top scientists to come and give talks.

      University of British Columbia2019-04-16
    • "Great Experience"

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        Former Employee - Physics Teaching Assistant 

        I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

        Pros

        Caring supervisors Accommodating of needs - if you have any problems/delays in your work/clashes with other events they are usually more than willing to accommodate it

        Cons

        More work than what you get paid for. Often found myself working more than the allocated hours to ensure everything was done.

        University of British Columbia2019-05-21
      • "Great place to work part-time as UBC students"

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        Former Employee - Work Learn Student 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Flexible work schedule Best people on campus

        Cons

        too laid back, probably not for ambitious people

        University of British Columbia2019-05-14
      • "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time

        Pros

        Good to practise my knowledge.

        Cons

        No. Everything looks very good.

        University of British Columbia2019-05-13
      • "PDF at UBC"

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

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

        Pros

        Beautiful campus, excellent health and dental benefits. Many workshops offered for professional development. Large university therefore there are many good seminars to attend.

        Cons

        Low salary relative to cost of living in Vancouver. Limited opportunities to gain experience in teaching or management in my experience. IT department is a mess.

        University of British Columbia2019-05-20
      • "Awesome Campus and Awesome people but be hyper aware of UBC Politics"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Vancouver, BC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        * Beautiful campus. You can really enjoy coming to this environment for work. * Strong diversity and the presence of students everywhere add to that. * A desire by co-workers to learn and do the right thing. * Projects are exciting and interesting. * Excellent co-workers. Some among the best i've ever worked with. * Academic environment seems to contribute to a learning workforce as well as a highly-educated one....

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        Cons

        * Expensive to live in Vancouver - even with subsidized staff housing available on campus. * Need to be careful about changing things too fast. There is a lot of history to unravel to explain campus politics between faculties and between faculties and staff. It's possible, but you need to be aware of it. * IT systems have 'evolved' organically and thus UBC is both ahead of the times in some areas but also woefully behind...

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        University of British Columbia2019-05-06
      • "Research Assistant"

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        Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC
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        I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Good learning opportunity Work life balance

        Cons

        Nothing as such environment is good

        Advice to Management

        Increase the salary

        University of British Columbia2019-05-02
      • "Good"

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          Former Employee - Research Technician 

          I worked at University of British Columbia full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Good benefits great people to work with

          Cons

          Far commute if you dont live in Vancouver

          Advice to Management

          Stop the favouritism.

          University of British Columbia2019-05-01
        • "Associate Admissions Advisor"

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          Current Employee - Associate Admissions Advisor in Vancouver, BC
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

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

          Pros

          Salary Location Coworkers Amenities Status

          Cons

          Work Environment Competition Ethics Encouragement Advancement

          University of British Columbia2019-05-15
        • "Wonderful Research & Academic Institution! PS - Grad students are a really great help!"

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

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

          Pros

          Excellent institution with professors, researchers, and students all interested in making positive change. UBC-O was a professional, cordial work environment. Learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the 1.5 years spent in research, between several science disciplines there, involved as an undergraduate student. If interested in getting involved with research, get to know the professors early on, show initiative and strong...

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          Cons

          Supervisors may not be always available. So, understand the culture and know that the fellow grad students are your best point of contact for any questions you may have and any advice. Don't be silent when you have questions -- just find the right somebody to ask them - eg. the graduate students are often more than willing to help. PS - Find the right supervisor with who you mesh with. Come with a teachable and eager...

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          University of British Columbia2019-04-30
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