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Great company to work for. Supportive management. Great place continually learning. Bring your own ideas and creativity skill at work and suggestions will be always accepted and Great pay and benefits.
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Toxic Management, Team lead and manager, HR is no help either

A lot of micromanagement and hypocrisy by team lead and manager. The team has its own rules different than the university. Team is approved for remote by the university but you won’t get to work remotely at all, they make a great deal about it. So much unclarity on policies and managers not responding to requests on time. On face HR is with you but they will not help you as they’re constrained by the policies that seem to be set in 1900s. The job is not challenging, minimal or very slow growth, you’ll be wasting time here that you can spend at another organization that values your input. They won’t focus on the 8 things you’re doing great or appreciate you at all, but micromanage and give you a lot of pain on things that have little to no significance in post covid world. New jobs are posted every couple weeks but you won’t be chosen due to office and management politics.
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Insights into University of the Fraser Valley

Based on 9 survey responses
What people like
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Supportive environment
Areas for improvement
  • Fair pay for job
  • Time and location flexibility

A good place to begin your career

My first job. I enjoyed learning and growing productively here. Supporting supervisors who understood study-work balance and allowed you to explore new opportunities for personal growth.
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Good part time job

The Job can be a bit mundane at times but overall simple to learn and execute. Staff is very friendly and it is a University environment so it is laid back for the most part.
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Academic freedom

There was encouraged academic freedom in the teaching of the classes by the department; however, due to overall decisions made by the university it was difficult to obtain any consistent hours within the university. I enjoyed working with the department, and would have welcomed the opportunity to continue to be there.
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Great place to work stressfree with many great benefits.

I worked as research person at UFV. I loved my work & enjoyed my work. I learnt a lot. I got many benefits like free medical, dental & parking. I got paid above minimum.
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Great learning and working environment!

Great learning and working environment This is a committed volunteer position per semester. It is a constantly evolving environment with interaction with many different students in one day. The hardest part of the job is understanding the lesson plan and being prepared to teach it with 24 hours notice. The most enjoyable parts of the job is seeing the sparkle in a child's eye when they realize they can do something new. This opportunity provides a great work experience for anyone looking to go into teaching or working with children!
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Good place to work

Very family like and inclusive.Mangement was good. The most enjoyable part of my day was and job was interacting with people. I learned the post secondary atmosphere is fast paced.
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I volunteered for the Psychology department to give lectures on coaching models, self confidence and goal building for athletes/students and just about anyone.
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A place to work where you feel like working daily.

A typical work day consist of: Primary responsibility is troubleshooting computer problems. Explain student about various PC components and disassembling them. Assist students who require extra guidance & Perform various computer lab sessions. The best part of working in University is the happy work environment .
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great place to work

i worked as a work-study student at the university of the fraser valley, there are many opportunities available here and it is a great place to work! I would recommend it
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Workplace Culture

It's a nice place to work at. They arranged your work schedule depending on the classes you are taking. So you won't have any trouble juggling study and work since they will still give a you lot of time to study. Just tell them that you're having trouble with your school works or if you demand more hours, they'll give it to you.
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a great school to attend

after going to this university for 3 years I can say that the staff and management are absolutely fantastic. They go above and beyond to help their students.
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Would handle group of students and managed a class with cisco devices
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Great Experience for real life

Flexible hours as long as you complete the assignments given. You learn how to research and then put into a comprehensive report that allows others to read a condensed version of your work.
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Fun workplace

Editing documents, filing student records, contacting companies, sorting gifts, and participating in interviews. Many students come in to seek help in job applying or for their co op program.


Free snacks


Long hours of sitting
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Good student job

Nice to help folks out, gives you time to work on your own homework, keeps you engaged with school life. Geography department staff are friendly and helpful.
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Supportive and exciting work

I worked as a student research assistant. I had a lot of support and help from professors. It was amazing work which was relevant to my studies. I was paid on time.
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Because it was in the UFV, where is a good university with people coming from different countries, and different cultures, it was really nice time to study and enjoy the team work.


Free foods
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Excellent place to study and enhance your skills. the campus sis full o new things to explore every time and the faculty here is very helpful and great.
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Flexible Hours for students

gave Flexible Hours for students. However hours were less and employers were more. Their expectations were also unclear. Most of the stuff is to be discovered by the worker himself/herself.
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Based on 61 reviews

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4.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
4.2 out of 5 stars for Management
4.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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