BC Cancer Research Centre

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BC Cancer Research Centre Reviews

Updated Feb 25, 2014
BC Cancer Research Centre – Canada – “bccrc”

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4.0 3 reviews

3 Employee Reviews
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    Excellent opportunity for growth

    StudentResearch Assistant (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros- Everyone I came across was friendly, mature, competent, and professional - environment was conductive to personal growth
    - Location is excellent: Scenic hotspots not too far away, many cafes and restaurants to choose from
    - Resources were easy to access, facilities were new, clean, and well-maintained
    - Lots of free, good-quality food, well-organized events and parties, plenty of humour and spirit
    - Breathtaking view at lunch room on top floor, pretty good building design (DNA staircase, cell plates as windows)
    - Management was fast to respond to queries

    Cons- Felt like there could have been more inter-lab mingling
    - Not enough elevators/is slow
    - Thefts weren't uncommon

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good research

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospay, scenery, west coast baby

    Consexpensive to live there, and easy to be overwrked

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tough Times

    Research Technician (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsWorking in an industry where you are capable of changing peoples lives for the better can be very rewarding. Pay scale is adequate, and the benefits including pension plan, 4 weeks vacation to start, are unparalleled.

    ConsThe largest downside to working at BC Cancer in research is the lack of career advancement. If you start working as a technician you will end as a technician. If you chose to go back to school to get a masters or pHD, dont expect a job when you complete.
    As with many jobs, there is no employment guarantee, and it has become particularly bad recently, with cuts to govenrment funding for research as clinical practices eat up health care budgets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your technicians a little better, they can often be the greatest asset for a successful lab They know the science and they are commited to working for the company, where students are often only career driven where a journal article is more important than lab success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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