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Wonderful place to work.

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Current Employee - Coordinator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Coordinator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time (less than a year)

Pros

The university is still growing and has great potential. I enjoyed the international flair.

Cons

Sometimes seemed like a high school and less than a "mature" university (compared to European Universities). The work speed often seemed slow and senior employes had long lunch breaks and spend hours decorating the office for christmas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work but think more carefully how you delegate budgets and on what you invest.

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  1. Great place to grow and excel as an undergrad and graduate student

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for learning and helpful staff :)

    Cons

    The constructions!!! They are always building something here :(
    The pay here isn't as good as some other Universities... such as UT and UC

  2. Overall an OK place to live but the salary is unsustainable when the cost of living is factored in.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Generally nice people who are quite intelligent. Great surroundings if you value the outdoors. Good city to bring up children in.

    Cons

    Non-competitive salary unless you are an MD. Typical university system where they only value people they develop which yields a nepotistic environment. Suffers from a severe case of 'Group Think'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to differing points of view- after all, a university is supposed to be a place to learn and exchange ideas. A more open system of values that isn't so reliant on how many letters you have after your name would yield a much better working environment for support staff.

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