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Simon Fraser University Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2019

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3.8
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Simon Fraser University CEO Andrew Petter
Andrew Petter
126 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent work environment and management(in 29 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, free tuition in continuing CUPE positions, good benefits, room to move up/try different things(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay and low professional respect(in 14 reviews)

  • "My overall experience has been pretty positive, no cons yet(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Work Environment is good"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, friend working environment

    Cons

    multiple level management make thinks not easy to prioritize

    Simon Fraser University2019-06-10
  2. "..."

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    Former Employee - Health Promotion Special Projects Assistant in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Fraser University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Positive attitude from all other co-workers and special consideration to one's mental health - Professional and self development feedbacks

    Cons

    -No downside really but the administrative tasks can get repetitive or mundane but the co-workers make it more fun

    Simon Fraser University2019-08-01
  3. "Great experience for an undergraduate student"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant 

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible hours - Great experience - Paves the way to graduate school

    Cons

    - Pay may not be good depending on the department

    Simon Fraser University2019-07-31
  4. "research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at Simon Fraser University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good people to work with and also good value

    Cons

    the location is not the most convenient

    Simon Fraser University2019-07-31
  5. "Science research at SFU"

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    Former Employee - MBB PHD in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Fraser University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good size, supportive institution, growing infrastructure

    Cons

    Remote location, doesn't have infrastructure of UBC

    Simon Fraser University2019-07-04
  6. "Just another union job"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead 

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time

    Pros

    Union benefits, Work hours, chill environment, covers part of education

    Cons

    underpaid, depending on which department you are working, environment may differ

    Simon Fraser University2019-07-16
  7. "teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University part-time

    Pros

    excellent environment and coworkers, worth to apply as a student

    Cons

    time conflicts during the midterm and final

    Simon Fraser University2019-07-11
  8. "Quality and work climate for a postdoctoral fellow at SFU"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Motivated PI and research team, opportunity to collaborate with academic and industrial partners, opportunity for learning technical and leadership skills

    Cons

    Employment support is subpar compared to UBC

    Simon Fraser University2019-07-04
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible time and benefits, reasonable work load

    Cons

    Work overload may happen when it comes to busy season

    Simon Fraser University2019-06-18
  10. "Slow in moving changes"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Fraser University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - work life balance - free education - flexible work schedule

    Cons

    - Suggestions are hard to be heard by top management team - Changes are slow to make - Bureaucracy, lack of efficiency

    Simon Fraser University2019-06-14
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