University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated Oct 21, 2021

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University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta
Arvind Gupta
319 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent work environment, beautiful campus(in 124 reviews)

  • "work environment is very friendly(in 121 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "low salary as a part-time worker(in 36 reviews)

  • "Somewhat low pay but as expected of a summer research position(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Stable working environment

      Oct 17, 2021 - Instructor in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      The job is stable and the environment stimulating. Supports work creativity

      Cons

      Can be sometimes demanding to meet work deadlines

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic!

      Oct 17, 2021 - Research Analyst in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Very flexible and reasonable approach to creating work-plans, adapted to COVID-19 and remote work exceptionally well, brilliant and kind colleagues, extremely strong focus on social impact of work, prioritization of worker wellbeing at all levels of seniority.

      Cons

      Grant funding can be tough to predict - but that would be the same at any other similar research centre and comes with the territory. Senior staff do their best to maintain steady lines of funding and are generally very successful at that.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Research Assistant

      Oct 16, 2021 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      good pay, research work, exposure, software development

      Cons

      none, none, none, none, none

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Oct 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Well known research and teaching university.

      Cons

      Academia notoriously does not pay well,

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      student

      Oct 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      great experience overall when studying

      Cons

      there were no cons there

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Awesome

      Oct 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      great place with great culture and benifts

      Cons

      a bit slow and low paid

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Seeking to address Equity and Diversity challenges

      Oct 9, 2021 - Professor 
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      Pros

      There is plan to foster Indigenous Studies and Black Studies

      Cons

      Things are moving, but slowly.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful culture

      Oct 7, 2021 - Cyber Security Engineer in Caledon East, ON
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      Pros

      Very nice people, beautiful campus

      Cons

      Lower salary than industry options

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good environment!

      Oct 7, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
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      Pros

      UBC is a beautiful and great University.

      Cons

      I will think about it.

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Pretty good

      Oct 7, 2021 - Data Analyst in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      - Good benefits - Flexible hours - Possible good pay depends on your department

      Cons

      - Depending on funding of department, you may have limited infrastructure

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