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Part-time sale associate, cafe server or customer service
No (Current Employee), NoMay 8, 2014
Pros: free meals(lunch or dinner)
Cons: long time work over 6 hours or work late after 9 o' clock
Flexible time to work at any time and any day.
basic cashier skills is experienced
basic sale associate skill is experienced
The hardest part of the work is deal with unexpected problems reasonably and solve properly
Solve customers' problem and help them to find out the best product fit them. Work with team members and help each other.
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Good weather and nice ppl
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Victoria, BCNovember 5, 2013
Pros: good weather and nice ppl
Good weather and nice ppl

Nice place for academics
Nice place for academics
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Very enjoyable work atmosphere
Research Technician (Former Employee), Victoria, BCOctober 16, 2013
Pros: great people, awesome campus, wonderful atmosphere.
Cons: low pay
Alongside personal research I aided in general lab maintenance and occasionally the research of my colleagues, whom were very receptive, thoughtful and resourceful. Hardest part of the job was experimental design. Flexible hours made the job very reasonable; work was enjoyable.
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Nice working experience to help customers and make friends on campus
Student Union Building (Former Employee), Victoria, BCOctober 2, 2013
Comfortable workplace. Supper nice and helpful management team. Learned product knowledge and how to create possitive customer experience.
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exciting , got to watch basketball games, work experience
uvic basketball score keeping (Former Employee), Victoria, BCAugust 8, 2013
Pros: work experince
Cons: low salary, less hours
Developed great skills in focusing on my work and making sure i did not slip up l. I learned to be one minded to focused on work. Co-worker's were very nice and supportive. The hardest part was to stay focusing while their is many distractions going on. i got to watch basketball being played at high level learning more about the game
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Great experiences in teaching
Lab Instructor (Former Employee), Victoria, BCAugust 4, 2013
Pros: lots of things to learn
Cons: a temporary job
It was just a temporary job as a lab instructor as a grad student in our school, UVic. I really enjoyed to teach health care management, accounting, and economics' rules and principles to such interested students. Some of my responsibilities and accomplishments were as follows:
• Responsibilities: Conducting Lab HINF 265-Health care Delivery and Organizational – more... Models.
• Accomplishments: Taught: Financial and Management Accounting, Cost-Volume Profit (CVP), Analysis and Activity Based Costing (ABC), Time Value of Money and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), Health Performance Management: Measurements & Standards, Asset Amortization/Depreciation and Capital Budgeting Techniques, and Introduction to Inventory Management. – less
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Good job but only part-time
Service Worker ll (Current Employee), Victoria, BCJune 18, 2013
Pros: seeing familiar faces and new stories each day
Cons: only part-time
The day is fast passed and busy
Cleaning washrooms in the residence's for the students and keeping the buildings clean and shiny.
My co-workers are amazing. We laugh and share each other's good times and bad times.
My satisfaction is usually from parents saying that when they visit, everything smells nice and fresh.
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Respectful work environment, approachable management
Building Service Worker - Level 2 (Current Employee), Victoria, BCApril 26, 2013
Pros: supportive environment, decent salary, excellent benefits
Cons: routine work, large organization with typical bureaucratic red tape for every decision which has to be made.
Work is routine, but enjoyable. Supervisors and university managers work together and accept feedback to improve the job results and make the work environment pleasant. Multicultural work environment makes it interesting to get to know coworkers. There is a lot of independence to get the work done and time management is important due to the work load. – more... Overall the workplace is supportive and I would recommend it to those interested in applying for positions. – less
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people are not valued in this top-heavy management loving bureaucracy
coordinator (Current Employee), cooperative educationMarch 25, 2013
Pros: campus is pretty, access to fitness facilities
Cons: bad management culture and long hours
The culture has become one where staff are afraid to advocate for change. Management across many units is self-serving. People are not encourageed to innovate. Staff are seldom commended for their hard work. Many layoffs occurring across campus in a sterile and disheartening manner. Workload is beccoming unmanageable with no moral support for the increases. – more... The expectation is simply "do more with less." It is a culture of over-work where overtime goes unrecognized because staff are heavily discourageed from reporting it. Managers manipulate a vaguely worded collrctive agreement to further hidden agendas. Transparency and accountability are not applied to managers.

Coworkers have low morale. Great people but many are apathetic and jaded. People sem burnt out.

A typical day involves working through lunch and taking no breaks. Staff often put in a lot of extra time to manage the load. Standard work week is 35 hours on paper but more like 50-60. – less
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lack of encouraging management seems to be the downfall of an otherwise great place to work and live.
Head Cook and Part-Time Manager (Former Employee), Bamfield, BCMarch 23, 2013
Pros: working with great people
Cons: getting harrassed by management
A typical day would start at 6 am making muffins and preparing breakfast for all students special diets considered as well as ensuring all a balanced diet. Enjoying serving the students and receiving praise for a job well done.These days are but a memory with the great coworkers and good times.Feeding and making the stay of our clients was a perfect – more... balance of work communication and fun. The hardest part was dealing with hard headed new management with ideas of an unneeded change to the point of trying to re invent the wheel. Staff and paying students all powerless to the deteriation of BMSC. I really miss the job the students and all the people I met along the way.I wish I could have stayed but it was too hard to deal with management staff. – less
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Beautiful campus but very poorly managed departments and no longer as much room for advancement for lng term employees.
Administrative assistant. (Current Employee), Various departnents over 22 years.October 26, 2012
Pros: beautiful campus, good union support, good benefits and ok pay, nice places to walk on breaks and lunch.
Cons: very poorly managed departments, too small a campus so it feels like everyone knows something about each other, very gossipy, lots of favourtism.
Many years ago it was a fantastic place to work. Now there is very little job security and chances for advancement are low. Some departments will only hire people with degrees (over seniority) even if the job description does not require it at all. It seems like they like to hire younger people over workers with skills, experience and seniority as well. – more... They now seem to hire people with those degrees over employees with 20 plus years seniority and are trying to find ways to "get rid of" long term employees. – less
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Fantastical
Education: Biopsychology degree (Former Employee), Victoria, BCOctober 18, 2012
Pros: great coffee, small and inclusive.
Cons: poor food
Typical University day, campus is beautiful, great atmosphere for learning and more.
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Great place to learn.
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Victoria, BCJuly 26, 2012
As a MASc student here at UVic, I was exposed to myriad of networking problems and adding to it the co-op experience was awesome. UVic has a good administration and research facilities work a student to dive in the field he/she want to explore.
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Teaching assistant
Teaching assistant (Former Employee), University of VictoriaJuly 10, 2012
Teaching assistant for undergraduate lectures. I could develop a strategic teaching skills to be an effective instructor.
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Terrible place to work
Former supervisor (Former Employee), University of Victoria, BCMay 11, 2012
Pros: nothing, waste of time
Cons: knowing that is not a good place to work at it
People who have been there forever are not willing to accept changes.. they rather give terrible customer services than to adapt to a bette practices of services. I was schock to see how they cover their backs unfortunately not supporting the good but the bad habits. They claim not to hire people from the same family, yah right. At the department I – more... worked, there was mother and son working, cousins and even husbad and wife. You got to be kidding me. Talking about been hipocritical. – less
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Fairly good place to work
program manager (Current Employee), Victoria, BApril 22, 2012
Pros: setting is nice: greenery, walking paths
Cons: it's so very political, people who are bad at their jobs aren't dealt with
Basically, UVic is an okay place to work. Job security is good, but there's little room for advancement from most positions. The management and culture are different in different departments - some are great, others are terrible.
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Great place to work
Business Co-op Assistant (Current Employee), Victoria, BCMarch 7, 2012
great culture, good balance of work/quality of life.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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ok place to work for
janitor (Former Employee), victoria b.cFebruary 22, 2012
Pros: good pay
Cons: not a great place to work
the pay was good and most of the staff were fun to be around. some of the supervisiors were nice. I enjoyed my time there. the pollitics there was pretty bad.

About University of Victoria

The University of Victoria (Commonly referred to as uVictoria or UVic) is the second oldest public research university in British – Read more