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5.0
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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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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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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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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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5.0
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Work 12 hours a day four days on four days off. You get decent adequate pay but still below a liveable standard. You get a lot of time off. You need to take an interest in your job, be a self-starter, take pride in your work. Look for a need and then fill it.
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It was a good place to start for a part-time worker. The pay is minimum wage, but for a student just starting off, it is decent. the work place culture is very friendly and helpful. Most important think learned is how to work in a fast paced environment.
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The job taught me a lot and since you live where you work you have to get used to creating a work-life balance but the amount of work you do to the amount you get paid isn't the same.
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Good workplace, very good benefit but hard to get hours. Good coworkers, workplace culture is relaxed. Management is ok . Learned lot of new things at work.
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The library is the worst place, because people complain a lot. It is a very toxic environment. The moment you set foot there you start hearing complains about the work environment. There have been cases where people have not been promoted because of seniority and the university has been sued internally and people receive millions of dollars in compensation and still keep their jobs doing very minimal.

Communications lacks in this area and if you do something wrong to complain this is view as not being a team member and rumours would start to spread. Very toxic
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4.0
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UBC is a major company and organization with decent administration practices and a clear vision. In my experience the university's administration and faculty work ok although there's sometimes issues with regards to budged allocation or strategic priorities.
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Salary not correlative with Vancouver's cost of living.
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Working for UBC has its many challenges and benefits. It is not the easiest to navigate at all times, and work can feel precarious at times, but it has incredible benefits that have allowed me to advance my mental and emotional health in ways I never imagined possible.
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It pays well and the benefits are one of the best. But there's poor management, and it's really stressful. You get what you put into it. It's a great opportunity to start out with, but it's tricky to grow.
Pros
Multiple locations you can work in
Cons
Long hours, same pay
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5.0
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Working at UBC was a great experience as my superiors gave encouraged me to figure stuff out on my own. No hard feeling when things didnt work out, and lots of praise when they did.
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4.0
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Large organization with outdated processes, making improvements by implementing a new ERP system. Slow to change but good salaries, benefits, work/life balance.
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The people you will work with are all good people. The work/life balance is also manageable as most people are understanding of this. Pay can be better, but is compensated with great benefits.
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This place has the worse staff working in the Faculty of Medicine. The accounting department gets threatened their job security when they don't comply to their managers. The only thing good at UBC is the wage and the benefits.
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Such a horrible place to work in food services .the most
Unorganized department at UBC ,stupid management

Overall ,don’t care about workers .
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You laid off in summer, no work, no guaranteed hours $income
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4.0
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Nice workplace and environement. Average pay with benefits. People are nice and easy, something might get a little busy but people around you are always helpful.
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5.0
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Excellent working environment. Having the freedom intellectually to learn and grow is the greatest benefit. The salary and benefits are excellent and job security is strong.
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not difficult work but emotionally stressful because of how demanding the ask requirements are (3x regardless). if you can be emotionally detached, the benefits are good and it wont be too demanding.
Pros
good pay, stable
Cons
emotionally challenging for some
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If your working with a professor - your skills must be intune with the specialty your in.
Dental Assistants will have to advocate for better wages as we are over looked and always underpaid.
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Overall rating
4.2
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