Workplace to avoid, if possible.
Lab Supervisor (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 2 May 2017
Worked my way up and experienced different things.
As a technician, be prepared to do repetitive work everyday, that do not need too much thinking. As an analyst, it will be slightly better but soon it will get mundane and repetitive as well, but if you're ok with that, then no problem. As a lab supervisor, be prepared to be slightly overworked, and dealing with bad management and some politics, bureaucracy.
Job is not hard, everything can be learned with time, most enjoyable is probably getting to know many different interesting people of different ethnicity.
The Burnaby branch is unionized, so not much salary negotiations there for non management. For new immigrants, interns, co-ops, or new graduates, it is a good place to start, but it is highly advisable to find somewhere better in the long run.
may be good for new graduates/immigrants for a short while, place to meet new friends.
Low pay, minimum advancement, bad management, bureaucratic.