University of Alberta Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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  1. "Campus Saint-Jean is a great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Relations Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, easy to integrate into the team, decent pay

    Cons

    Small Campus so not much room for upward movement

  2. "A research-oriented job that prepares you for a Professor Position"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really nice supervisors in Engineering faculty and good access to facilities

    Cons

    Edmonton is pretty cold during winters


  3. "Your experience depends on the department."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Paid lunch. Good education opportunities.

    Cons

    Paid parking. Some departments are much better than others.

  4. "Great workplace"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Technician in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly, welcoming, growth

    Cons

    None, none, none, none, none

  5. "Workplace"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The employer is very good

    Cons

    The stringent procedure, and hard to get interview

  6. "Good benefits, boring work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at University of Alberta part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance Good benefits Loved working on a campus

    Cons

    Boring and unfulfilling People stay in their positions for so long that it's hard to move up People also didn't care about the work Budget cuts

  7. "It's Fine"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Some of the best paid graduate students in the country

    Cons

    No opportunity to increase pay with scholarships - all are deducted from your base pay

  8. "It’s a postdoctoral position - so you get what you expect."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. Well known university.

    Cons

    Disorganization in upper tiers. Low salary (good for post docs though).

  9. "Great job and workplace"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities and work-life balance.

    Cons

    no opportunities to move up.

  10. "Great"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Educator 

    I have been working at University of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    -Room for advancement -Culture of Learning

    Cons

    -Long hours at times, but time flies by!

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