University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2021

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University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta
Arvind Gupta
299 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

      an excellent institution

      Jul 26, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Kelowna, BC
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      Pros

      Equal care and consideration for students and employees.

      Cons

      I do not have a comment

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      All the perks and disadvantages of a large university

      Jul 26, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      - Great researchers; top talent in Canada - Graduate & undergrad students are generally sharp and great to work with - Generally positive work culture

      Cons

      - This is not a well-run or well-managed institution - Relatively low pay for non-Professor researchers (when compared to other academic institutions and in light of the cost of living) - Administration is horribly bloated and inefficient - Administrative tasks take 3-5x longer than they should, largely driven by extremely slow response times from staff and inefficient administrative setup - Staff have high turnover. Many who are talented get better-paying jobs elsewhere, and we don't blame them

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Jul 21, 2021 - Graphic Designer in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      It's always good to have a part time job at your school. Casual and chill.

      Cons

      Nothing worth mentioning, things still worked online

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fulfilling job

      Jul 21, 2021 - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Good pay and flexibility on schedules

      Cons

      None I can think of

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Place

      Jul 20, 2021 - Unemployed in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      University Environment, Tuition benefits, Amenities

      Cons

      Slow Professional Development, Pay could be better

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Friendly lab environment

      Jul 18, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      The people in the lab are easy to talk to and willing to help.

      Cons

      The campus is located far from downtown.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent university

      Jul 20, 2021 - Professor in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Modern Campus, very qualified professors and staff

      Cons

      Average salary is less than us

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good Place

      Jul 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good university, good students, good supports

      Cons

      nothing i can think of

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great

      Jul 17, 2021 - Research Associate in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Beautiful view and lots of collegues

      Cons

      no work and life blance

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jul 27, 2021 - Graduate Student 
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      Pros

      it is a good experience

      Cons

      nothing much to comment except the traffic

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