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Productive workplace and supportive colleagues

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In general, UBC is a good place to work. People are nice and supportive. It could be stressful at times but generally OK. I would probably do it again.
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Nice place

A very unforgettable memory of UBC when I spend 4+ yrs there. Nice place with an efficient management team, and nice people who are always ready to help. Casual and inclusive environment.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
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  • Support from manager
  • Overall satisfaction
  • Energizing work tasks

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Positive points: 1. Great Work Culture2. Good research infrastructure3. Engaging, appreciative managerNegative Points:1. Work-life balance can be better
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Productive and Collaborative Research Environment

- Good workplace culture- Collaborative- Access to world-class researchers- Beautiful Campus- Good benefits - Can be a little cliquey sometimes
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Good. Nice supervisor. Schedule is flexible people are friendly work environment is nice Develop good programming skills quiz response need to spend time on learning and improving yourself
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Fun workplace

I studied my M.A.Sc. degree at the University of British Columbia. It is a fun place to be, and there are lots of opportunities for you to explore. However, it could be better one day.
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Great place to work for the 3 years I have been there.

Great place to work. Multicultural environment hardest part is the laisezz-faire which might be stressful if there is need for supervision Enjoyable part is that there is an inclusive culture
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good work environment.

The best campus to work. Excellent people to work with. The professors are helpful. Fellow colleagues are nice and helpful. best experience for a graduate student.
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It was not a pleasant memory for me. My supervisor forced me to quit what I wanted to do. Thus, I quit my doctoral project and moved to masters'. My funding was stopped without any notice.




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A nice place to work and learn

The friendly atmosphere of Composite research network at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus led me to pursue my favorite field of education along with my job. The most enjoyable part of working there is working with passionate and collaborative colleagues.
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Great organisation with diverse workforce

Working as a Research Assistant at UBC gives you a good amount of freedom to pursue the research of your interest while working with a really diverse set of people. Your supervisor plays a really important role in your learning and project progress, hence, be wise in choosing one.
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Typical day start with work plan, ends with satisfaction and hope for the next day. Opportunity to exercise the technical know-how. Great co-workers and management.
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Overall, my experiences both as a student and an employee have been humbling and wonderful. I look forward to more scholarly and volunteer experiences at UBC. The environment fuels the ability to flourish with cooperative staff and students, encouraging mentors and unwavering resources.




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Productive work place with great people

The hours are flexible and the work is always challenging and interesting; great place for research, good networking opportunities, and good working environment.
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The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.
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Vibrant academic work environment

Best part of any academic job is being relatively free to ask your own questions. A typical day would include performing experiments, discussing ideas with colleagues and attending a seminar from a researcher at a collaborating university. Near grant submission time, days are mostly filled with writing proposals and staff meetings.
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Above average

Great co-workers Great place to work Reasonable management Crowd
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Based on 492 reviews

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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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