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Great environment for an apsiring researcher
Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC13 September 2017
UBC is one of the world's premiere research universitities. It is a great place to work if you want a career in academics, as it is filled with some of the best minds around. Everyone works hard and the expectations are high, so bring your A game. The bureaucracy is a bit overwhelming and can be dispiriting at times.
Pros
Huge number of researchers
Cons
Long hours, expensive area
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Its a great place to work
Head UBC Card (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 September 2017
I worked with a great team and had a great leader. I enjoyed my time there. The teams are cohesive however the departments are a bit siloed as is expected in an organisation of this size.
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Productive and Eye opening
Orientation Leader (Former Employee) –  Leader, SK18 August 2017
A typical day of work was working with about 40 first years. It might seem overwhelming at first but the amount of support you receive is tremendous. You also learn a lot of life skills that you can implement for other jobs and for life in general.
You make lifelong friends too and the diversity is so enriching.
Pros
Buffet style 3 square meals and free accommodation
Cons
Long hours
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After 25 years it was time to go.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC17 August 2017
Administration (included but not limited to): Reconciliation of various accounts, preparation of payroll, and inventory of supplies. Maintaining databases and creating spreadsheets. Cost analysis and budgetary recommendations.

Quality Assurance: Implemented tracking systems to improve overall efficiency and accountability of supervisors and staff.

Customer Service: Prioritized requests to significantly reduce service interruptions to customers. Responded to complaints, concerns and staff issues.

Technology Implementation: Worked in conjunction with IT Services to design and coordinate various on-line proprietary systems to improve customer service levels and response times.
Pros
Strong employer
Cons
none
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Great place for research
Assistant Professor (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC11 August 2017
My job involved teaching, research, service, committee and student meetings. The culture is quite political, typical of academia. The management wasn't the best.
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Une bonne université canadienne
Postdoctoral researcher (Former Employee) –  British Columbia9 August 2017
UBC est une des plus grande université canadienne, et y avoir travaillé est une grande chance.
Pros
Qualité des équipes de recherche
Cons
UBC est très isolée géographiquement par rapport au reste du monde
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Excelente Laboratorio
Investigación y Desarrollo (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, Canada7 August 2017
Buen ambiente de trabajo, en el cual puedes aprender lo que te propongas
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Fun to work
Program Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 August 2017
Good working environment. Vancouver campus is so beautiful and nice to live in. people are friendly and willing to help..................................
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Productive work place
NSERC Post-doctoral fellow (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 July 2017
I am currently hired by the government of Canada conducting research at the University of British Columbia. There are interesting research projects at this university.
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Excellent
Resident Physician, Anatomic Pathology (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 July 2017
Excellent school. Only just started but very good admissions staff and easy to contact. They worked quickly to resolve any issues with my application.
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great to their employees
Manager, Programming (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 July 2017
good benefits, fantastic opportunities and value their employees. Allow you to move up within the organisation and have training and education credits at your disposal
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Great Work Life Balance
Sr Mgr Identity Access Management , Security Ops (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 July 2017
Going through a lot of change, and trying to make the right decisions but stuck in past. The individual faculties are reluctant to change and very risk averse. About par for the course for Higher Ed
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Great workplace
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC7 July 2017
A fantastic job and a fantastic place to work. I was allowed freedom and flexibility to design my own lesson plans. Unfortunately, I had to graduate and could no longer be a teacher's assistant.
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Great Way to Connect with Students and Teachers
Cognitive Systems 200 Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 July 2017
As a TA at UBC you get to work one on one with professor and work to help your students understand the course material. It's a great way to give back to the school and network with other people in your field.
Pros
flexible hours
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UBC Research
Program Director (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 July 2017
Great employer, but the research administration side is very hard work with very little stability due to the grant-funded nature of the work. Great place to get experience, and lots of opportunity to move into other positions at the university.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
long hours
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Jobs are not secured
Compliance Officer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 June 2017
Bad management, low salary, good benefits though
Favoritism to some employees, job is not secured neither hours.
In general not a good employer, should review their management bad roles and working strategies.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Bad management
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A great opportunity for UBC graduate students to acquire real work experience
Finance and Executive Oversight Officer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 June 2017
For students that have not had an actual paid job, this this elected roles provide great opportunity to learn what a real work is while developing very important soft skills: decision making, people management, team work, budgeting, etc.
Pros
Acquisition of actual experience
Cons
Need to invest more time that originally expected
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Solid environment for the right personality
Research Scientist (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 June 2017
Worked as a graduate researcher in a neuroscience lab.

Great environment to immerse yourself in a topic that you're passionate about.

Try to set up a system where you can stay accountable, regardless of whether your supervisor is more or less hands-on.
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good
assitant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 June 2017
UBC teaches common law. It is a good law school for those who wish to practice in Canada. Unfortunately it comes with the usual bureaucracy of universities, this and this credit, this and that restriction etc..
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Good place to work
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC28 May 2017
Excellent environment to do R&D. There are lots of opportunity to learn and development personal skills. Also UBC offers good contacts for international work and development activities
Pros
Good contacts
Cons
uncertain schedule
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