Simon Fraser University

www.sfu.ca
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Long term and stable positions.

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Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

SFU provides development of skills and education while working. They are supportive in the bolstering of individual human capital through the numerous benefit programs. Work life balance is also a strong value promoted by the University.

Cons

As a public institution bureaucracy is a strong limiting factor to adaptation to external threats. It is also slow in properly identifying it's on strengths and weaknesses in the academic realm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Experience is important however new and fresh ideas may be more beneficial for future growth. Political decisions that pan out poorly should not be repeated due to clout.

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104 Other Employee Reviews for Simon Fraser University (View Most Recent)

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    soul-destroying

    Former Employee - Seasonal Instructor in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Instructor in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Simon Fraser University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Simon Fraser University has a good reputation, with good gym facilities and lovely views on sunny days.

    Cons

    Poor pay.
    Poor benefits.
    Poor working conditions (office, computer, etc).
    Poor location (remote).
    Poor support (miserable staff).
    Poor / non-existent management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit feedback from employees.
    Stop ripping everyone off via using sessionals everywhere.

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    great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Simon Fraser University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Biological Sciences Department is fantastic - great staff and faculty.

    Cons

    The contract just wasn't long enough.

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