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"Flexible and mostly straightforward work"

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
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I have been working at University of British Columbia part-time (More than a year)

Pros

As a research assistant, you have extremely flexible work schedules as they will schedule around your preferences. Most of the time, the job is relatively simple and you can multitask during the process.

Cons

UBC is relatively located in a remote place and it may be inconvenient for those that do not have class/do not live on campus to commute all the way for a few hours of work. Work also comes irregularly and is dependent on how many people they require

Other Employee Reviews for University of British Columbia

  1. "Good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Lab Tech in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Lab Tech in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Because it is working in a university, people are very friendly, and always glad to help -- you learn a lot like a student. The benefits are great too.

    Cons

    the salary is not very high (just average). but thinking about you won't be laid off in a normal case. your job is very secured, with plenty of holidays, plenty of free times.


  2. "I worked here as a sessional instructor for two years."

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    Current Contractor - Seasonal Lecturer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Seasonal Lecturer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of British Columbia as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get good classroom experience which is useful if you want to go into academia or university teaching of some variety. The campus is beautiful and the name recognition is nice.

    Cons

    Being a sessional instructor anywhere is tough. The pay is low (~$5000 per course taught) for the amount of effort that goes into prepping for lectures and marking papers and exams.

    Advice to Management

    Show sessional and adjunct instructors that they are valued too! The university model is changing and people feel very insecure right now about their positions and their future opportunities for work.


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