University of British Columbia

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Very bureaucratic work environment.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

Pros

It is a fairly relaxed place to work; depending on the department, business casual or casual attire is appropriate.
Good benefits, including free classes.
The campus is lovely and is in a beautiful location.

Cons

Lots of red tape -- both management and the unions are very bureaucratic.
Not much room for promotion if your position is part of the union.
Low pay compared to other places.
Pay differs widely from one department to another.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Standardize pay across departments for positions at similar levels.
Encourage innovation rather than forcing departments to submit to bureaucratic policies.

No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    To be a staff of the University of British Columbia is very interesting and very challenging and you
    will be pround to tell your friends that you are working in the second largest university of Canada.

    Cons

    You cannot work overtime without pay because it is under the CUPE 2950 and very strict to impose
    and you will be in trouble if you insist to work beyond your time unless if it is overtime with pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During job interviews, if someone was not too good during the interview, he/she might be a very
    good employee if you give him/her a chance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus when it is not raining.

    Cons

    Living expenses are through the roof.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send your researchers to the conferences that they submit their work to, rather than just sending their supervisors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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