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University of British Columbia Reviews

Updated Jan 20, 2020

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4.1
86%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
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University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta
Arvind Gupta
170 Ratings
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Cons
  • "Low salary, below market average(in 28 reviews)

  • "No cons whatsoever because UBC is amazing(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Recording, Broadcasting and Highlighting home games from the UBC Okanagan Heat Sports Teams"

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    Current Employee - Videographer in Kelowna, BC

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

    Pros

    Positive Environment, School and Physical Benefits

    Cons

    Schedules and Timing, Delayed Payroll at the start of the Year

    University of British Columbia2020-01-20
  2. "Supportive environment"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - supportive community & environment - interesting and rewarding

    Cons

    - courses can sometimes feel disorganized at the beginning of the term, but usually this gets resolved quickly

    University of British Columbia2020-01-17
  3. "Good Community"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the department the staff is very close knit and is always happy to talk

    Cons

    Sometimes there was nothing to do

    University of British Columbia2020-01-15
  4. "Great opportunity for work while studying"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Work with professor to schedule work - Good support from admin staff - Get to learn and deliver results in an encouraging environment

    Cons

    - Sometimes work takes longer than hours available in contract week. Solution is to be proactive and communicate with supervisors about projects.

    University of British Columbia2020-01-13
  5. "Student at UBC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Great school academically, they really push their students to their full potential. The campus is absolutely beautiful.

    Cons

    Rains too often, profs don't take into consideration that you are in other classes too! Such a heavy workload!

    Advice to Management

    Have a reading week in the first term as well as in the second, as of right now there is only a break in the second term and the first term is such a long stretch it desperately needs a break.

    University of British Columbia2020-01-12
  6. "Great Benefits and environment, lack of support"

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    Former Employee - Learning Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a fantastic place to work and I loved the people I worked with. Provided great opportunities and training.

    Cons

    University culture--- slow, no accountability, lack of unified direction. Requires massive culture shift. Insular silos.

    University of British Columbia2020-01-18
  7. "Ok"

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    I have been working at University of British Columbia for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Sabbatical leave after 5 years

    Cons

    Hard to get salary raises

    University of British Columbia2020-01-19
  8. "Fair, engaging place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Staff - Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working environment positive organizational culture, open to new ideas, good benefits packages,- vacation leave

    Cons

    wages in research are funded by grants = no job security salary-based pay- work many hours outside of regular workdays ( weekends and evenings)

    University of British Columbia2020-01-17
  9. "Works as an assistant to the Community Engagement Specialists at the UBC CE office"

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    Current Employee - Communications and Community Engagement Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours - understanding management - great mentors

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment

    University of British Columbia2020-01-16
  10. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Procurement Officer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Pension, Vacation, Benefits, Education

    Cons

    Poor Management, Top performers are not rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what is actually going on in the teams, and their troubles.

    University of British Columbia2020-01-15
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