Close-knitted friendly group of coworkers and management
Client Services Representative (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 24 May 2017
Office culture is great (but honestly, it depends on which department/faculty you work for), love all the coworkers, managers and directors whom I work with. Location is great as well, as this is the downtown Robson Square location. In union, you have job security but pay is not great. Benefits are amazing though! Excellent work/life balance, if you wish to advance, Point Grey campus has far more opportunities if you are willing to relocate.
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 25 May 2017
You're expected to be everything and everyone, follow strict but not established guidelines, satisfy everyone but yourself and are then expected to make yourself happy and take care of yourself. The irony is strong.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 3 May 2017
Few years ago there was a negotiation with the union about changes to the TA contracts at UBC. Fortunately, most of them were implemented and now students benefit from inflation safe salaries, work hours limit and assistant with tuition in the later years of the graduate program. I believe those changes have been positive and necessary for a good life quality in the city.
Worked in ecology research and it was a great starting opportunity
Ecology Researcher (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 26 April 2017
Worked in ecology research and it was a great starting opportunity. I am so glad that I did it. I had the nicest advisor and I learned so many cool things about microarthropods. I would definitely recommend working with the UBC Zoology Department.
Systems Analyst II (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 April 2017
Overall the University of British Columbia offers a good benefit package, vacation allowance and overall work/life balance. The work conditions and environment are sub-standard as the builds are old and IT staff are often in basements or other locations which are sub-par. The opportunities for career growth and new opportunities are limited and people tend to stay, doing the same thing, for long periods of time.
Temporary Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 28 March 2017
I completed one term assignment with UBC Staffing Solutions. The communication was awful, and when the term was over they tossed me aside without a second though. I was promised additional assignments following my first one, but this never came to fruition.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 29 January 2017
It was a wonderful work experience at UBC. I learned a great deal of leadership, communication skills, problem solving skills, time management, organizational skills, and ethical principles. The most enjoyable part of the job was working collaboratively within a team. The hardest part was commuting to the work place.
Exchange Student (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 25 January 2017
I become familiar with Canadian culture and the exchange experience helps me to maker the friends in Canada.Most importantly, I improved my adaptive capability to the new surrounding and enhanced my oral English through doing group projects with foreign students.
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 January 2017
It is a place where you can learn about a wide range of things in the project baseline. I worked as an Electrical Engineer developing an electrical feasibility study for a Gold mining plant located in Colombia, South America. Part of my job was to design electrical diagram and distribution to the site. My boss was supporting me with all the information that I needed to be developing my project. The hardest part of the job was collecting information because of the lackness of communication between our office in Vancouver and the engineers on the site (Colombia). The part that I liked the most was the challenge in working in the Mining field and learning new technologies.
Good place to learn
The period was to short bacause it was a co-op job
Campus Security (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 17 January 2017
A typical day may start out with general customer service requests such as requests to grant access or to give directions but can change quickly into a variety of calls and requests. I have opportunities to attend calls such as first aid, suspicious persons, elevator entrapments, theft reports, and more. I have learned so much from this job such as how to interact with all people from all walks of life and how to adapt to unexpected situations and developments. My colleagues can be the funniest people to be around or the most annoying depending on the given day. We all take care of our own and back each other up when we need assistance on a call. We all depend on each other to help the hours go by. The best and hardest part of the job is working with the public. My job does not allow me to always give people access when they want it or when it's convenient; in fact, I say, 'no' most of the time. This is not the most popular answer. On the other hand, the job can be very rewarding when security can provide accesses and other services that can mean the difference in a passing grade, participating in an active police investigation, and helping someone's family member; this is always very rewarding.