University of British Columbia

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Great Community, satisfying work

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Current Employee - Career Educator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Career Educator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

Pros

The students are fantastic, eager and motivated to help themselves (for the most part). Makes work satisfying knowing you are making a positive influence on tomorrow's future leaders.

Cons

Very slow to move strategically, as a staff member you feel second class to faculty.

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    Work with UBC, fine, but with PROOF Centre of Excellence, not good. Not good at all.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and a good reputation

    Cons

    If working directly with UBC, there is no many problems. I was hired through a hosted industry partner, called PROOF and it was a nightmare.

    Recommends
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    UBC IT used to be a wonderful place to work, but in recent years many staff have been terminated without cause.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    UBC has historically provided good benefits, including tuition waivers, a stable pension plan, and generous vacation days. UBC Vancouver Point Grey is beautiful campus. There are many excellent co-workers, and opportunities to participate in some of the events and activities happening in and around the university.

    Cons

    What was previously a collaborative and cooperative work environment has become much more tense and adversarial as more and more managers come in from corporate backgrounds rather than from academic IT positions. Recent frequent layoffs without cause are very demoralizing to the remaining staff. Managers are willing to sacrifice their employees to appeal to upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Repeatedly cutting benefits and laying off long time employees is destroying workplace morale among those who remain, and driving the best employees to other opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
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