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"Very bureaucratic work environment."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
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I worked at University of British Columbia full-time

Pros

It is a fairly relaxed place to work; depending on the department, business casual or casual attire is appropriate.
Good benefits, including free classes.
The campus is lovely and is in a beautiful location.

Cons

Lots of red tape -- both management and the unions are very bureaucratic.
Not much room for promotion if your position is part of the union.
Low pay compared to other places.
Pay differs widely from one department to another.

Advice to Management

Standardize pay across departments for positions at similar levels.
Encourage innovation rather than forcing departments to submit to bureaucratic policies.

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus when it is not raining.

    Cons

    Living expenses are through the roof.

    Advice to Management

    Send your researchers to the conferences that they submit their work to, rather than just sending their supervisors.


  2. "post-doctoral fellow"

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

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

    Pros

    advanced lab condition, nice supervisor

    Cons

    communicate with professional intellectual and good team work


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