Cognitive Systems 200 Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 4 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.
Program Director (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 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.
Compliance Officer (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 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.
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.
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.
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.