Simon Fraser University Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Simon Fraser University President & Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance and benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Great researching atmosphere, nice people (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Also low pay for research assistant (in 4 reviews)

  • Some of the negative aspects of working for Simon Fraser University is the hierarchy-like attitude of the professors (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Flexible hours, great department staff

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Simon Fraser University part-time

    Pros

    Students get flexible hours that work with class schedules Department staff was friendly and easy to work with

    Cons

    Not that great if you go to school on one campus and have to work in another


  2. Libtary

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, reliable hours, good pay

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement, but thats the nature of the profession.

    Advice to Management

    Find more ways to reward effort. Hire more recent grads to keep atmosphere current.


  3. Great place to learn and work

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    over students part time work in various departments

    Cons

    long commute times up the mountian


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  5. It's Grad Studies

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Has a graduate health and dental plan

    Cons

    Required to TA at least 2 semesters each year


  6. Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a great place to work with.

    Cons

    Its far from vancouver. Funds are limited Pay is less Lot of students to handle Sometimes gets monotoous


  7. Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited number of career advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Job Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff are very friendly, and there are many opportunities to learn. The jobs are not really difficult and the base pay is incredibly high for a student job

    Cons

    I think the only downside is that you have to re apply every semester. But apart from that the jobs at SFU are excellent and there really is no other downside


  9. Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Improved ability to lead discussion.

    Cons

    There were no cons. This was a very good experience.


  10. Research assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent facilities Excellent mentors in CS departments

    Cons

    Work life balance is a bit low but it is different from group to group.


  11. Operations Manager, CSTS

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager, CSTS in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager, CSTS in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This position is challenging and yet provide me a platform to keep abreast with technology and hand on experiecnes in new technology

    Cons

    no performance bonus, Lower salary comparing to business world

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff with some monetary / gift payout.



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