Simon Fraser University

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Best pay for not a lot of work

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Current Employee - Lab Technician  in  Surrey, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Lab Technician in Surrey, BC (Canada)

Pros

Union paid jobs means getting paid more than the minimum wage. Good managers however getting shifts worked out can be a hassle at the best of times.

Cons

There are no cons to working here. Be forewarned of being a part of a money hungry union. Don't really like union jobs but there's no alternative to working in one.

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People abusing the system

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Simon Fraser University

  1.  

    Great experience as a TA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Surrey, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Strong TA/Grad Student union, actively fighting for work-life balance and reasonable working conditions.
    Most profs are passionate and great to work with.
    Paid sick leave, and medical benefits (apparently they pay for MSP)
    Supportive environment to help TAs be their best (TA/TM Days, Paid training hours etc.)

    Cons

    Difficult to enforce limited working hours when marking and etc.
    Pretty much stuck if you have an irresponsible instructor you are working with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    i'd describe as a valuable learning experience

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    outstanding facility and resources for accommodating students and faculty

    Cons

    students that are immature tend to complain a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    schedule weekly meetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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