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Good, fun workplace

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Easy to manage work-life balance and pretty flexible around scheduling shifts. Very transparent and friendly management. Great peers with good teamwork and communication.
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UBC Okanagan

The benefit package is great but the pay rate for BCGEU facilities staff is very low. UBCO facilities is in desperate need of a leadership change, the management team in the facilities department and the charge engineer at the central heating plant creates a negative work environment for the power engineers. Unfortunately most of the guys are constantly looking for better opportunities elsewhere which leads to a large turnover of skilled, qualified workers.

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Benefit Package

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Facilities Management and very low pay
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UBC okanagan

UBC BCGEU position is a dead end job with a great benefit package. The wages are very low however you know that coming in and may be able to deal with that aspect. The charge engineer and management team in the facilities department create a toxic work environment. There is an old boys club mentality and change is desperately needed, the existing work environment its not a healthy or positive workplace.

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Benifit package

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As mentioned
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Lots of fun, but too much work and low pay

Working as an RA, you have no private life. You’re never fully away from your job. It’s very stressful to not be able to separate your work life and personal life. Also, you soooo don’t get paid enough for the amount of work you’re doing. But! The people that you work with legitimately care about you. And they’re there for you. Having such a supportive community is amazing

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Management is great, employees are great

Cons

Never off the clock, not paid enough
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Productive, competitive and joyful work

Excellent place to work. Beautiful weather and stunning location. A happy and balanced life. Supportive staff, readily available for support. Well organized and inclusive work culture
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Excellent employer

Had benefits from day 1, very good employer and lots of opportunities to apply for internal jobs after hire. I really enjoy the management style and workplace culture of this institution.
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Great place to work

ubc offers world class employment opportunities and is a leader in ensuring faculty success. this is a great place to work and an even better place to be.
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A workplace that takes care of employees

Covid showed me that the university cares about its staff, and I feel that we are a huge part of the long term goals of the organization. I look forward to being there until I retire
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Teaching Assitant

Great work. Supportive people and faculty. Great flexibility for students. Sometimes work can be repetitive. The best part about the work was the people you get to interact with.
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Look elsewhere

This is honestly the worst place I have ever worked. Cons:Low pay, favoritism, bus throwing.Pros:Time off to apply for other jobsSave yourself time and DO NOT apply here.
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Mast university

very good university. Typical day of work is chill. Students are chill. Vancouver is chill. Even I am chill. There is nothing hard. Workplace culture rocks!
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Great

Great stepping stone for those looking to advance into management or law enforcement. Always look at coming to work with a positive attitude and things will be easier.

Pros

Flexibility

Cons

Shift work can have an effect
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Great fit for students

The work environment at UBC is fairly good, especially if you are a student in need of part time work that fits around your schedule- not the other way around. Working for the university as a student means your employer will do almost anything to make sure you have a schedule that works for you and I appreciated that very much.

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Work-life balance, convenient location

Cons

No benefits
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Its fine

- Slow Paced - Inter team communication is not good - very okay management They need to establish proper matrix structure so that the teams can work better, rather than have a silo structure for each team.
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Inclusive Work Environment

Very conducive, inclusively accommodating work environment. It's understanding in terms of flexibility and student workloads, but very rigid in terms of productivity.

Pros

Very flexible and accomidating

Cons

Unreliable funding, projects could be abandoned halfway subject to funding. Makes you feel unaccomplished.
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Great for job security

The union and bureaucracy is a double-edged sword. I was paid very well but my computer was constantly slow to the point that copy paste, double clicks, and even typing in text boxes would not work reliably. I reported it many times and was told there was nothing they could do to fix it. I felt like a chef with a dull knife. If you are looking for job security then this is the perfect job. If you are looking to be treated like a person then consider elsewhere.

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Good pay, strong union

Cons

Poor equipment, overnight shifts, soul-eroding
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Productive

Always busy days. Learned more about time management. Business culture. Pot lucks with staff most enjoyable part. Commute was hardest part. Good managment.
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In general workplace

Good pay and benefits, as well as friendly staffs. One thing though is there's alot of management issues and scheduling so those i always keep on eye on it.
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Very good company

My 15 years of work experience, has very good management and co-workers. Very helpful staff. Training is very professional. I enjoyed working with UBC.
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Remote

Good. Nice supervisor. Schedule is flexible people are friendly work environment is nice Develop good programming skills quiz response need to spend time on learning and improving yourself
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the environment is really good for working and studying

A typical day at work always starts from going through tons of emails. The most important thing that I have learnt is to cooperate with you team members, to learn from each other, to help each other and to share views with people around you. The experience helps improve your management skills including time management, and project management.
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4.1Work/Life Balance
3.6Salary/Benefits
3.5Job security/advancement
3.6Management
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