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Updated 19 February, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance, motivated students" (in 45 reviews)

  • "nice staff, beautiful campus, good collaboration between different departments" (in 85 reviews)

Cons
  • "Living in Vancouver is expensive" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Low salary compared to skills required but still good opportunity" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Undergraduate Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for a student (helps pay for living expenses but not too much else). Flexible to your course schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to know what you have to do and when.


  2. "associate profesor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great students and colleagues, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Vancouver is becoming less and less affordable

    Advice to Management

    help the faculty and staff with affordable housing, please

  3. "Computer Science Teaching Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    - Friendly Working Environment
    - Constructive Feedback Received
    - Opportunity to network with Profs and Students
    - Good Salary

    Cons

    - Marking Midterms and Finals are mandatory tasks


  4. "Teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful modern campus, good coworkers

    Cons

    very expensive city to live in, university does little to help with affordability. Highly oriented to attracting foreign students to point of excluding domestic talent. Accounting dept is bad a setting up pay cycles, everyone has a story about parole errors.


  5. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good campus and the university is very well organized. Good health insurance.

    Cons

    It is very hard to find a job in Vancouver in science and living expenses are too high


  6. "UBC Recreation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, relaxed environment, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Mediocre training, pay was less than promised


  7. "Transportation Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing projects and awesome mentors that bolsters your learning curve

    Cons

    There are no cons as such.

  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    It was a good place to learn and was an amazing experience I would definetly recommend it to my friends and family.

    Cons

    It was very large so sometimes I felt like I would fall through the cracks, and not have the 1 on 1 time with the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe divide the class sizes so people are able to have more time with there instructors. Really the one on one time is what is appreciated.


  9. "Best employer"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great pay and work envirnment

    Cons

    all best to the management

    Advice to Management

    all good. Keep it up!


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    nice staff, beautiful campus, good collaboration between different departments

    Cons

    high living cost in vancouver, not ubc's fault though