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Great Community, satisfying work

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. Does not live up to its mission statement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of British Columbia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Average benefits, maternity top-up, welcome-back barbeque for staff, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities, some departments have flex schedules

    Cons

    Constant re-organizing of departments means little job stability, weak union, long commute if you don't live in the Metro Vancouver area

    Advice to Management

    Quit piecing together little jobs to make up 100%. It doesn't work, and no one likes it. Also, think it through before hiring someone to do an "experimental position" as we don't want to find out in a few months that there's not really much of a job there for us, and we're getting laid off.


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