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Updated 18 October, 2018
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  • "Low salary compared to skills required but still good opportunity" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Living in Vancouver is expensive" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great TA experience!"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Recommends

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay; not too much work; professors and students were nice

    Cons

    None. I encourage students to apply for part-time TA positions


  2. "Wonderful Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and amazing staff

    Cons

    Training could have been better

  3. "Computer Science Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great school with lots of opportunities and resources. Many of the professors here are very passionate about the courses they teach and are open to talk to.

    Cons

    Probably the fee are a little high.


  4. "Nice campus and staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Good resources for research and helpful staffs

    Cons

    Permanent faculty position is very competitive


  5. "LabVIEW Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, people are very nice.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this position.

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice for management.


  6. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Was a great Learning opportunity from profs and cohorts

    Cons

    Low salary compared to skills required but still good opportunity


  7. "Work learn student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly and supportive team

    Cons

    More variety will make it more interesting

  8. "Great workplace with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance, child care on site, sports activities

    Cons

    Expensive cost of living in Vancouver


  9. "TA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    Pays well and pretty flexible

    Cons

    Your experience largely depend on your prof


  10. "Application Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Good vacation (4 weeks to start). Excellent benefits. Very good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Like most large institutions, there are many layers. Usually top-down decisions. Good luck with bottom-up & grassroots initiatives.


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