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University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2019

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University of British Columbia CEO Arvind Gupta
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  • "Low salary relative to cost of living in Vancouver(in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. "Depends on your supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    good environment; nice people to work with; assistance is in place when you need it

    Cons

    the workload really depends on your supervisor

    University of British Columbia2019-08-17
  2. "Postdoc at UBC"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Vancouver is great, but expensive.

    Cons

    Salaries in Vancouver are not adequate for the cost of living.

    University of British Columbia2019-08-16
  3. "I have been working here since March 2019"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The environment is agreable and facilities are usually good. General company culture is good.

    Cons

    For me, it is far from my country.

    University of British Columbia2019-08-15
  4. "Good place to work for students."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    able to work while studying

    Cons

    limited hours for Work Learn

    University of British Columbia2019-08-13
  5. "Negotiated salary with research supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Master's Student 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Ability to earn more money by TA-ing. This is not always the case sometimes salaries are capped for students.

    Cons

    Negotiation process is vague and occurs on a student by student basis. Advocating for oneself is critical.

    University of British Columbia2019-08-12
  6. "respectful place of work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - It is a very well organised company with very respectful staff and faculty - There is good direction provided and support -Benefits are good - The buildings and office space are comfortable and the campus as a whole is very beautiful - A wonderful work environment which provides for good work/life balance

    Cons

    - After a few years the work can become mundane and while there is room for growth within the organisation it tends to be at a slow pace. If you are ambitious, this may not be the right environment for you.

    University of British Columbia2019-08-12
  7. "Good in general"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible time - a place to learn how to work independently and within a team -

    Cons

    - salary not consistent - No enough opportunity for career

    University of British Columbia2019-08-12
  8. "Good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment and atmosphere

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    University of British Columbia2019-08-11
  9. "Port and marine engineering"

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    Current Employee - A Visiting Teacher in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    working with smart students and people

    Cons

    only short term jobs available

    University of British Columbia2019-08-09
  10. "Basically what you expect from graduate school."

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    Current Employee - PhD Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Being paid to pursue higher education.

    Cons

    Not being paid very well given the cost of living in the city.

    University of British Columbia2019-08-14
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