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Simon Fraser University Reviews

Updated 9 November, 2018
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Simon Fraser University President & Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter
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Pros
  • "Great team, great culture, great work life balance" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, free tuition in continuing CUPE positions, good benefits, room to move up/try different things" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay compared to other graduate programs but can be ok if you're diligent about applying for scholarships" (in 11 reviews)

  • "No Cons working with Simon Fraser University" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good time to work at SFU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good Student Job

    Cons

    Hard to get your first job


  2. "Graduate Teaching Assitant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Fraser University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, MSP covered, good work-life balance

    Cons

    nothing come to my mind

    Advice to Management

    keep the good work

  3. "Program Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, MOD days, etc.

    Cons

    Top-heavy, extremely beuqacratic organization will little room to advance.


  4. "Reasonable and accommodating"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Simon Fraser University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Relaxed workplace without major sources of stress
    - Lots of opportunities to continue
    - Accommodating HR policies

    Cons

    - Changes are slow---it's an academic institution after all
    - Frequent job action by the teaching support staff union can be frustrating


  5. "Not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - British Columbia in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - British Columbia in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    One building campus. Great views

    Cons

    Poor leadership, salaries too low, problems with their current pension structure


  6. "SIAS FUND"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great experience to learn about equity research

    Cons

    lack of supervisory guidance and people start to be lazy


  7. "Research Assistant During Graduate Studies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon Fraser University full-time

    Pros

    Good additional financial support for top students

    Cons

    Some problems with administration dealing with payroll

  8. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simon Fraser University full-time

    Pros

    Good Students, Good Professors, A lot of Chance,

    Cons

    More chance to learn from seniors (Graduated Students)


  9. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Account Clerk
    Current Employee - Account Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Simon Fraser University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free tuition in continuing CUPE positions, good benefits, room to move up/try different things

    Cons

    Average pay, lots of turnover as employees are mostly students


  10. "Good position for a student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon Fraser University part-time

    Pros

    Most weekly hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Exam times can get busy.


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