Graduate Advisor/Recruiter (Current Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 14 September 2018
Nice place to work at, especially if you work in a team. The pay is good and people around you are good. Benefits are amazing too, the only thing that is a con is the Kelowna campus which is great but it is based in between no where.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 2 August 2018
Working as a student, staff is very understanding of "education comes first". The work environment is fun and friendly. Not hierarchical, everyone is on a horizontal playing field. Location is not the best if you do not live in this area. Lots of opportunity to grow within the department and/or university.
Flexible hours, lots of resources, many food and activities in walking distance, safe
Minimal benefits, location, complicated union system
Administrator (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 21 March 2018
People tend to stay forever in their roles (there are people that have been there 30-40 years, refusing to retire or move one) so it is very difficult to move up in the organization. Management is not receptive to feed back, very top-down, traditional management style. Benefits are good but pay is below average. Expensive parking which makes commute really long by transit (and not worth it), especially when low-income staff have to live very far since housing is too expensive. Workers are treated as a cog in the machine - there are tuition waivers, professional development fund, etc. yet management is not supportive of you wanting to move up and beyond your position (they want you to stay in your position forever).
Very easy work (don’t need to think much)
Rigid management, lack of support for professional growth, low pay
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.
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.
Exercise Trainer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 14 May 2017
It's a good faculty to work for however there are not many opportunities for Rehabilitation Science students to work. The pay is alright, but being a graduate student and not being able to work full time, it would be better if the graduate council could provide more for salary.
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.