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University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2020

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4.1
89%
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85%
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University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta
Arvind Gupta
177 Ratings
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  • "Low salary, below market average(in 30 reviews)

  • "No cons whatsoever because UBC is amazing(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Very healthy organizational culture"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    High value given to work/life balance, brilliant and kind people to work with, and good benefits.

    Cons

    It is a small organization; therefore, opportunities to grow are very limited.

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    University of British Columbia2020-03-19
  2. "TA for Unit 5"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Always a learning experience; however, it depends on the course.

    Cons

    Depending on the course, maybe overworked.

    University of British Columbia2020-04-05
  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and city, Top of the line equipment

    Cons

    Expensive to live, low salary

    University of British Columbia2020-04-05
  4. "Very good job while studying"

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    Former Employee - Note Taker 

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    You should take notes anyways for yourself

    Cons

    You have to get lucky and be in a class where someone needs this service.

    University of British Columbia2020-04-02
  5. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues , opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Some softwares required for research are not readily accessible

    University of British Columbia2020-03-18
  6. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work but not very collaborative environment

    Cons

    Low salary and postdoc are cheap labour

    University of British Columbia2020-04-01
  7. "Being a UBC student is great!"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Student in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Many job opportunities - Great foundational education

    Cons

    - Expensive housing - Wished there were more diversity on places to eat on campus

    University of British Columbia2020-03-16
  8. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Location, People are fantastic, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    complex organization with lots of layers and multiple unions

    University of British Columbia2020-03-30
  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Sl Leader 

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy teaching and connecting with students this is a rewarding job

    Cons

    Compensation can be low, it’s sometimes a labor of love

    University of British Columbia2020-03-12
  10. "A review from a tiny unit on UBC Vancouver campus"

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

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

    Pros

    The job classification system I found transparent and helpful (e.g. the job codes and levels listed on the job description) (I happen to be in a part of UBC that I love)

    Cons

    Since UBC is so large, the experience will largely depend on what department/team you are in so it could be a "hit-or-miss" Since UBC is so large, there will be things that are out of your control

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    University of British Columbia2020-03-06
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