University of Alberta Employee Reviews

Found 257 reviews matching the search See all 267 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great university
Research Lead and Teaching Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton AB8 August 2018
Excellent place to work and develop a career. The city is also great to live in. There are a lot of opportunities for career advancement and mentoring
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
meant salary.
learning (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 August 2018
meant salary. Hard work.
Big challenge on your brain storm.
No benefit. Hard to have a full time
except you have a high degree and
also has ability to publish papers.
Pros
Free than off campus
Cons
No money
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Professional development is important.
Lab assistant for SPSS Lab (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 August 2018
It is an institution that allow professional and academic development. One has the ability to develop multiple perspectives and to hear multiple perspectives on a topic.
Pros
Good place to work
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Supportive and learning environment
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB25 July 2018
The University of Alberta is an exceptional place to gain valuable knowledge and expertise in the environment of academic research. I have gained a valuable skill-set from having worked here.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
fun place to learn
Student (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 July 2018
very highly demanding in many areas. Very optimistic atmosphere. I went there for one year and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I would highly recommend the school to any of my friends considering post-secondary.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company to work for
Undergraduate Research Student, Faculty of Science (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 July 2018
Good company to work for. Suited for those pursing academics and jobs in academia. Great to work for if you're a student or researcher.

Highly recommend place to work for.
Pros
Working with professional scientists, engineers and researchers
Cons
Long-hours
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Expectations are clearly laid out
Office Assistant (part-time) (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 July 2018
I worked for the undergraduate student services and it was great. There was an excel spreadsheet to track our hours and their expectations for what we should was clearly laid out and explained from the get go.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Still working on
Teaching Assistant for Japanese (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 July 2018
Currently working on being a Teaching assistant to students of University of Alberta for Japanese courses. This includes interactive communications with the students and helping them out when help is needed.
Pros
interactive
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent place
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 June 2018
The university offers great opportunities and training for their staff. Everything is well organized and the workplace environment is good. Also, employees are heard by the employers.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good student life
Cafeteria Worker The Marina (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 June 2018
Good student life for 5 years at the U of A. It has been a great honor to be a part of this institute and to have graduated from here. Excellent standard of education that supported and built me for great success.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work but it depends on each department
Editor (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 June 2018
It is a good place, great benefits and pay. The problem is that management style is different on each faculty, so it could be a hit-and-miss for an amazing team or a really poor leader.
Pros
Health benefits, winter closure time, union
Cons
Some managers, workload, budget cuts
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Place to Work
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB31 May 2018
Good Work/Life balance. Good work environment that encourages learning and growth. Benefits Package is the cherry. The slowness of some of the processes may require some patience sometimes but that's about the only downside of working here.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Perfect place to work
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 May 2018
A very versatile workplace
Learned engineering and Management skills
The most enjoyable part was the flexibility of job and my boss was very nice.
Very nice and beautiful Campus.
Pros
Discounted Transit Pass
Cons
None
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Exciting, fun place to work.
LAN Administrator (Former Employee) –  Faculty25 May 2018
Always learning and enjoyed all the people at atmosphere, with very good interactions with academic staff. Can not say enough good about the UofA, after all they are my Alma Mater ;)
Pros
Very good atmosphere
Cons
Parking is limited
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Respective, productive,environmentally friendly
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 May 2018
cooperate to learn and learn to be professional in the specific area
The hardest time is to finish one experiment in the dark room(for experimental need, almost no light) for force measurement of the materials. Also, the time in the dark inspires the critical thinking and is also the most enjoyable part of the job.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great research group
Design Engineer & Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 May 2018
Flexible hours and work/life balance. Fascinating research with motivated and passionate coworkers. This can vary depending on department. Some dissatisfaction with top-level university governance.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very fun and educational
Parking Enforcement Officer (Former Employee) –  Camrose, AB10 May 2018
Very easy and enjoyable work. Fun staff members. The job was over the winter so bad weather was a big hindrance, but overall was pleasant. The pay was good.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
University of Alberta needs to diversify its focus and priorities
Graduate Student (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 May 2018
When I was a MA student at Western, my degree was not funded by my department and I was not given any opportunities to be a TA or RA, which proved detrimental for my eventual PhD applications.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to volunteer.
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 April 2018
Beautiful campus with a nice mix of historic and modern buildings right by the river valley. Great recreation facilities and a fun place to volunteer.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Low key relaxed work environment with minimal supervison
Climbing Wall Staff/Instructor (Former Employee) –  Camrose, AB30 April 2018
Clean healthy work environment with varying amounts of customers on any given night. Sometimes no one shows up and your alone all night and can get homework done, sometimes you need to call for back up because there is only ever one person working during drop-in at a time.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Claim this company page

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at University of Alberta. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

4.3
Based on 267 reviews
5133
4100
322
27
15

Ratings by category

4.3Work/Life Balance
3.7Salary/Benefits
3.8Job Security/Advancement
4.0Management
4.2Culture

University of Alberta Reviews by Location