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Simon Fraser University Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
102 Reviews
4.1
102 Reviews
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Simon Fraser University President & Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is also a strong value promoted by the University (in 7 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Low pay for the research personnel (in 4 reviews)

  • A must-do job for graduate students (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to learn and work

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

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University

    Pros

    over students part time work in various departments

    Cons

    long commute times up the mountian

  2.  

    nice

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University

    Pros

    It is a nice place to work. Nice people with good attitude. Great opportunity to socialize. You may have flexible working hours.

    Cons

    The salary could be higher. But this is an academia, and salaries are usually lower compared to high teck industry salaries.

  3.  

    I worked as a teaching assistant and a research assistant during my PhD studies.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Flexible work
    beautiful trails around the campus

    Cons

    low payment
    steady payments.
    the pay to the ta and RAs didnot raise by inflation

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  5.  

    Graduate Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Surrey, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent experience. Top notch education.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about the experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University

    Pros

    Very good very good very good

    Cons

    no cons, very good very good very good

  7.  

    Good place to work while studying

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Simon Fraser University part-time

    Pros

    Pay is good ; workload is very manageable; supervisors are generally helpful and do give clear directions

    Cons

    Need to have more research based positions for graduate students ; dental and vision benefits are almost negligible.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great place to work but little to no training

    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Simon Fraser University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working in an atmosphere that was at times chaotic. The constant changing made for a very interesting time. The student body is in constant flux and you can discover a variety of ways to problem solve.

    Cons

    The biggest complaint I would have is the lack of training. They pretty much just threw me into the grinder and I had to work out on my own *how* to do my job best. I would have really appreciated a little more guidance.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    hardware shop

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

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University

    Pros

    flex hours
    benefit is good
    vacation pay for two weeks in one year

    Cons

    less pay
    too much pressure for tasks
    close deadlins

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon Fraser University as a contractor

    Pros

    good hours, high pay, no stress

    Cons

    nothing serious that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more training to new TAs

  11.  

    process analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Analyst in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Process Analyst in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    convenient and good quality management. great entry level position

    Cons

    change takes time to impliment but thats part of the fun.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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