Inconsistent Management and Culture of Us vs. Them
Dispatch Officer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 February 2017
The saving grace is it is unionized. In 2 yrs of employment I went to the union at least ten times. The do not address mistakes or performance correction effectively. Rather they talk about it behind closed doors and you never know what happened, what is being said or even what mistake you made. I had complaints from my team members go straight to Management and not address the issues with me. These were small issues, difference of procedure, but could have been cleared up the first time it was an issue. I found out six months later that it was an issue.
Office Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 January 2017
My time was a struggle because I was new. I was never given a chance to show my skill set. Once I complete my maternity leave contract I wasn't offered a job no matter how hard I tried with interviews.
Managerial Stats Lab Instructor (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 April 2015
Taught excel based lab to first and second year students. This job allowed me to boost my confidence in public speaking. The most enjoyable part of the labs were the opportunity to interact with many students from all walks of life.
I really like the enviorment of the University since everyone seems to be really kind and open minded.
Minor in Buisness (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 September 2014
I am not working at MacEwan but doing a minor in Buisness. I am learning how to work with Canadians mostly and it is the first time I work with Canadians, I like the way they work and it is not that different from working with a European. I really enjoy working in a multicultural enviorment.
lab monitor/book shlever (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 June 2014
Productive and educative workplace. My supervisors were very helpfull, as i able to gain valuable skills from them for example organisation and time management. The hardest part of my job was standing for extended hours while shelving books. I enjoyed the interactions i had with my collegues and supervisors at the workplace, it was a friendly and hospitable vibe
Top-heavy, imbalanced organizational structure; lack of leadership and effective performance management
Administrative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 February 2014
A very top-heavy, protectionist organizational culture with myriad, redundant levels of upper management, few of which seem to take an active role in implementing recommendations, changes or suggestions. Upper management/leadership also seem reluctant to become involved with performance management, coaching or helping subordinates develop a clear career path. Divergent views, organizational change and conflicting messages create ambiguity and a culture of fear and uncertainty among low- and mid-level employees. This could be minimized were leadership to take a proactive approach to employee engagement, employee recognition, and internal communications
Great benefits but, depending on the manager, difficult to determine the correct or appropriate paths to professional development. HORRIBLE disability management and support for/accommodation of employee with disabilities/impairments.
Social committee, organizational development day with keynotes
HORRIBLE disability management and support for employees with disabilities/impairments.
MacEwan Ambassador Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 December 2013
Learned people skills and leadership training skills. Trained 50 students in leadership and was very challenging as the Ambassadors considered me as their peer and shared personal and professional thoughts with me. I loved to work with them with a mission and vision. We always worked as a team and I was a tool in bringing them together.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 October 2013
I worked as a summer time research assistant for one Business School professor and collected some information about governing policies online. Later the materials we found were summarized to be one book chapter. Felt being needed and motivated.
Administrator, School of Business (Current Employee) – Edmonton, Alberta – 6 June 2013
MacEwan is a forward thinking consultative organizaiton. They have a true passion for supporting a great student experience. A typical day revolved around interacting with administrators to collaborate on new innovatinve techniques to improve the quality of experience for new and existing students.