Simon Fraser University

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Simon Fraser University Employee Reviews

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Excellent working conditions
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCJuly 29, 2015
My job at SFU is to organize, implement, and teach several 100- and 200-level university English courses to cultural diverse groups of students, many of whom are international students in the processing of learning critical reading, writing, and oral English skills at an academic level.

The working conditions are SFU are first class. The hours are light, which allows sufficient time for thorough preparation and grading, and the university goes out of its way to help both its students and staff.

The only downside to being a TA at SFU - or any other academic institution - is that there is zero job security.
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Interesting, fun and excellent place to work
Financial Analyst (Current Employee), FinanceJuly 26, 2015
Pros: Potential flex work week schedule and 4 weeks vacation to start
Cons: Limited career advancement opportunities. Some (minor) bureaucracy
Good place to work, steady workload, not a significant amount of overtime, excellent work/life balance, a lot of autonomy, interesting projects and a good / friendly work culture.
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They were a start up company at the time. I learnt a lot when working there howerver it was time for me to work in bigger companies.
Research Engineer (Former Employee), surreyJuly 9, 2015
They were a start up company at the time. I learnt a lot when working there howerver it was time for me to work in bigger companies.
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Welcome to the boys Club
Project Lead (Current Employee), SFU BurnabyJune 23, 2015
Pros: learn new stuff, make friends, have fun
Cons: potentially sexist managers.
This is a great place to work, even more so if you are a guy. I have worked here for almost 2 years and I have only ever seen 1 non-male employee. Which is the biggest drawback to working here, I can't confirm if my managers are actually sexist or if they just don't have any female applicants but regardless it is very weird to have 0 women on staff. Other then that these guys are great, they work with you about your schedule and they are always willing to train you up to make sure you know what you are doing. The salary could be better but I understand why it is what it is.
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Temporary job
Convocation Regalia Distributor (Former Employee), Burnaby, BC.June 23, 2015
It was just a temporary job. We were meant to work during and after convocation. Helped in distributing regalia, moving them out of the truck etc.
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Great work environment
Assistant Coach (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCMay 28, 2015
I was treated very well, with respectful athletes and coworkers alike. I greatly enjoyed my time there, and I learned a lot from all of my experience.
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Working as a TA
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCMay 25, 2015
I was a TA, which meant putting together tutorials and marking.

It was an excellent job that let me use my facilitation skills. I had a great instructor and really developed my skills.
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Enjoyable and helped develop my interpersonal skills
Recreation Sports Manager, Part time, 8hrs/wk (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCMay 19, 2015
My position as a Recreation Manager for SFU Recreation required versatility, a team mentality and excellent interpersonal skills. I was a fitting representative for SFU Recreation, where they promote active living and personal health in student life. I have received the Recreational Promotion and Leadership Awards multiple times in my time with this organization. This position required multitasking through managing multiple sport leagues with diverse teams of students, who differ in majors and years of study. In every semester, I am responsible for upwards of 200 participants and 10 staff members, of which I am the main point of communication. In my evaluation meetings, I am praised for my ability to form positive relationships with many participants.
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Awesome
Volunteer Work (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCApril 29, 2015
Great place to go to for an education, and work experience. This has been a very interesting four years of learning and meeting people.
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SFU Varsity Athletics
Athletic Therapist (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCApril 2, 2015
Member of the SFU Athletic Therapy staff responsible for advising varsity team athletes in regards to injury prevention, proper care and treatment of injuries, including arranging referrals to appropriate health care providers. Organized and administered pre-season condition screening for all varsity athletes, coordinated and/or provided initial on-site injury assessment and designed the treatment plans for the safe return to athletic competition. Attended practices and all home games as required in relief to other therapy team members.
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Build relationships with CPA, civic, business, faith, community, clubs and other organizations or individuals that will help in raising awareness
Faculty of Health Sciences (Current Employee), Harbour Center, VancouverMarch 7, 2015
Maintain and build relationships with Community Partner Agencies, in order to facilitate community outreach at events to ensure that the community is informed about the study
Build relationships with civic, business, faith, community, clubs and other organizations or individuals that will help in raising awareness about the study
Present information sessions about the study so that those interested can contact the researchers for participation
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Interesting work with knowledgeable professionals.
Statistical Analyst (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCFebruary 27, 2015
Did work that expanded my sills in statistics and statistical programming and analysis.
Received the support I needed to do my job.
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Productive, well equipped and organized
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Surrey, BCFebruary 6, 2015
Working at Simon Fraser University as a research assistant has been very rewarding for me since the research topics are up to date and require deep knowledge in a specific area.
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Fun and productive
Videographer (Current Employee), Burnaby, BCJanuary 15, 2015
I enjoyed the ability to be creative at this job, and the workplace environment.
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Supportive environment geared towards personal growth
Recreation Sports Manager, Part time, 8hrs/wk (Current Employee), Burnaby, BCJanuary 15, 2015
• Provided superb services by managing aspects of day-to-day operations and following correct procedures as manager of SFU Recreational Intramural Leagues
• Supervise and mentor five to eight staff members every semester to provide excellent service evidenced by positive feedback from participants
• Contributed to maintaining great service by organizing and planning staff training sessions and performance evaluations
• Built an effective line of communication between participants and staff including introducing feedback procedures and changes implemented as a response to feedback
• Implemented several innovative changes to improve Recreation’s services such as introducing All-star games, creating promotion material and initiating new sport leagues
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Supportive environment geared towards personal growth
Recreation Sports Manager, Part time, 8hrs/wk (Current Employee), Burnaby, BCJanuary 15, 2015
• Provided superb services by managing aspects of day-to-day operations and following correct procedures as manager of SFU Recreational Intramural Leagues
• Supervise and mentor five to eight staff members every semester to provide excellent service evidenced by positive feedback from participants
• Contributed to maintaining great service by organizing and planning staff training sessions and performance evaluations
• Built an effective line of communication between participants and staff including introducing feedback procedures and changes implemented as a response to feedback
• Implemented several innovative changes to improve Recreation’s services such as introducing All-star games, creating promotion material and initiating new sport leagues
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excellent enviroment
Teaching Assistant for Statistics (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCJanuary 10, 2015
people are friendly. helping students feels good. profs are very knowledgeable,
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Exciting Space for Research
Graduate Student/ Research Assistant (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCJanuary 8, 2015
While the facilities require upgrading, Simon Fraser University offers job-specific skills training in addition to a heavy emphasis on academic and research pursuits. It is an enabling and encouraging atmosphere that is excellent to work in.
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Passinate about finance
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), VancouverDecember 17, 2014
● The reason why I desire to be a teaching assistance is related to my belief. I believe that finance is an important and useful tool to reallocate resource and risk, and assists individuals or coperations to achieve their goals. Thus, I want to help my professor in teaching finance knowledge to more student. This is my enjoyable part of this job.
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assistant
Assistant to 4D LABS Director (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCOctober 14, 2014
administration for material institute, working in small group and nice people always helpful.