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Flexible and mostly straightforward work

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Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time for more than a year

Pros

As a research assistant, you have extremely flexible work schedules as they will schedule around your preferences. Most of the time, the job is relatively simple and you can multitask during the process.

Cons

UBC is relatively located in a remote place and it may be inconvenient for those that do not have class/do not live on campus to commute all the way for a few hours of work. Work also comes irregularly and is dependent on how many people they require

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    Good place to start your career

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    Current Employee - Teaching Lab Tech  in  Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Lab Tech in Kelowna, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Because it is working in a university, people are very friendly, and always glad to help -- you learn a lot like a student. The benefits are great too.

    Cons

    the salary is not very high (just average). but thinking about you won't be laid off in a normal case. your job is very secured, with plenty of holidays, plenty of free times.

    Recommends
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    A very nice place to work in an expensive city

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    This is a world class university. Here you will have the chance to work with people who are among the biggest names in their field.
    Vancouver is a beautiful city to live in.

    Cons

    Vancouver is a very expensive city and the salary doesn't compensate for that very well.
    Also, the finance department seemed to have a lot of difficulty getting salaries correct. I know of several people who had multiple issues with the finance department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the problems with the accuracy of how things are done in the finance department.

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