Simon Fraser University Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2020

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4.0
83%
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94%
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Simon Fraser University President & Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter
Andrew Petter
155 Ratings
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  • "low pay as it was an honorarium(in 12 reviews)

  • "My overall experience has been pretty positive, no cons yet(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great supervisor that cares about the well being of the employee

    Cons

    Temporary position does not have a right to vacation, although we get compensated with 9% more in the salary

  2. COVID-19

    "Students ar RAs"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time

    Pros

    It has lots of flexibility and a collaborative environment

    Cons

    Low wages and inestimable benefits during COVID


  3. "Job search"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to excel in your professional career

    Cons

    I don't see any cons

  4. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Interpreter in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University part-time

    Pros

    Nice people And human being

    Cons

    busy schedule and time is full

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  5. "Great place to work at!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great location, great co-workers, great environment and great pay

    Cons

    Not enough work, occasionally, or not enough people scheduled

  6. "good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time

    Pros

    good at teaching graduate students

    Cons

    not quite active in business activities to connect students

  7. "MECS"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Simon Fraser University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and higher education.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to grow.

  8. "Great place to work and study"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Student - RA in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at Simon Fraser University full-time

    Pros

    Engaging community, Multicultural, lots of places to sit and study

    Cons

    Too many constructions going on all the time, insufficient prep for winter weather

  9. "Standard PhD stipend, supportive department"

    4.0
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time

    Pros

    The department is relatively small and supportive.

    Cons

    Expensive area to live in

  10. "Engaged university"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    focused on interdisciplinary research and entrepreneurship

    Cons

    not offering all majors including medicine and architecture

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