University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2021

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University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta
Arvind Gupta
243 Ratings
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  • "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. "Employment Review"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Educational Program Administrator in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    family like staff culture between colleagues

    Cons

    salaries at all levels to be reviewed

  2. "TA"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and kind supervisors

    Cons

    Work can pile up on top of schoolwork


  3. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and days

    Cons

    Low wage according to Vancouver rentals

  4. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    It is very good to work

    Cons

    I can not think of any

  5. "I am a student"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student in Kelowna, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great University, provides a fantastic education

    Cons

    Expensive tuitions, Lack of student support, facilities not state of the art

  6. "Great place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Nice research, great opportunities and visibility

    Cons

    Very competitive environment, hard to establish friendship sometimes

  7. "Great Place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great benefits, skilled workers, beautiful campus

    Cons

    job openings are competitive, bureaucratic

  8. "Good environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Good training and great mentorship.

    Cons

    Time-consuming and interferes with research if you are a grad student.

  9. "Great place to work for!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you love learning everyday, this is a great place to be working for.

    Cons

    As a RA you might get distracted from your research with additional responsibilities.

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  10. "Great working environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive, open to new ideas, competitive salary

    Cons

    Did not experience any cons

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