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Good place to work
Graduate Advisor/Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC14 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.
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Good employer
Program Assistant, Workplace Learning (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 September 2018
Great employer because of the benefits, but things get done slowly because of how many staff there are. Things have to pass through multiple hands to get done - not the most efficient
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Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 August 2018
working as postdoc is not secure job and salary is very low with lots of responsibilities.
It could help to improve the research quality but can not improve the opportunity for getting job in industry
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Good place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC8 August 2018
Good people, environment, and best benefits in town! Each department is different, some better to work in. Once you are in you can move around to find the best position for you.
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Friendly environment, room to grow
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 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.
Pros
Flexible hours, lots of resources, many food and activities in walking distance, safe
Cons
Minimal benefits, location, complicated union system
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Nice place to work
Admin Support (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC11 June 2018
Working at UBC Okanagan is most enjoyable. It is a very good place to work and the wages are reasonable. Hours of work are also very reasonable. Very beautiful campus and always growing and expanding.
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Difficult to advance, management not receptive
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 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).
Pros
Very easy work (don’t need to think much)
Cons
Rigid management, lack of support for professional growth, low pay
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4.0
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Dynamic, stimulating work environment
Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 January 2018
Very dynamic work environment, there's always a lot going on. A lot of good positions are temporary or grant-based, difficult to get a permanent employment.
Pros
Very interesting projects, inspiring work culture, good pay and benefits
Cons
Difficult to secure permanent or long-term employment
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Loved the environment
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC7 November 2017
I only worked there on contact for a short period. I enjoyed the environment and felt very welcome. But I can't really say to the job security of benefits as I wasn't full time.
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great to their employees
Manager, Programming (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 July 2017
good benefits, fantastic opportunities and value their employees. Allow you to move up within the organisation and have training and education credits at your disposal
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UBC Research
Program Director (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 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.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
long hours
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Jobs are not secured
Compliance Officer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 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.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Bad management
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5.0
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Close-knitted friendly group of coworkers and management
Client Services Representative (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC24 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.
Pros
Location, office culture, benefits, work/life balance
Cons
pay is under market
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Nothing much to say, a well functioned place
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  UBC22 May 2017
learned to manage my time
provides better help to others
working is pretty enjoyable
flexible working hours
nice boss (maybe)
the work is not intense
fair paid
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3.0
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Good
Exercise Trainer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 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.
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Overall
Systems Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 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.
Pros
pension, vacation, work-week
Cons
limited growth, poor management
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Great atmosphere
Clerk III / Clerk IV (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC13 March 2017
Wonderful working in an exciting environment with people who want to learn knew skills.
Good benefits and competitive wages.
Great learning opportunities.
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Decent job
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC25 February 2017
Just taught first year students about statistics and experimental design. Very easy job, about 15 hours a week, didnt pay well.
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Awesome employer
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 January 2017
Great benefits. defined benefits pension plan, paid sick days. excellent medical and dental. competitive pay rates. beautiful campus and job site. commuting to work is difficult and time consuming.
Pros
excellent benefits
Cons
long commutes
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its a short cours
courses (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 January 2017
It was an over weekend course, related to my job. The corse organizer is very well professional and they make our experience is very pleasant
Pros
very good lectures and presentation
Cons
its short period
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