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Research Associate on soft money
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 December 2017
A research associate position is basically a volunteer position which holds out the hope that sometime, someday you might be paid. There is no support for the position through the university - only the professor under whom you work controls that.
If you enjoy research for research's sake, it is fun to do, but do not expect recognition or financial rewards.
Pros
exciting research
Cons
zero institutional support or reward
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Productive and a positive working environemt
GENERAL WORKER (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 November 2017
good hours, good people and good place to learn a little bit of everything,

hardest part was my actual labourer job lifting heavy objects.

most enjoyable was watching the progress as i worked.
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Smart people, bad culture
Research (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 November 2017
You can work on interesting things. The people you work with can be smart. But its hard to trust your superiors. It is also a politically charged environment, in terms of public politics and internal politics. Conservative leaning.
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Information Management Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 November 2017
Here my role was to manage the user expectations and the programmer capabilities. Scope creep arose as an issue on the project but I was able to get the project done on time and on budget.
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good
International/Academic Student Advisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 November 2017
As an experienced double majors (a Bachelor in Business Administration and Education) holder, I am confident that a strong education background and excellent administrative skills combined with an extensive base of knowledge and experience to assist in meeting the organizational objectives.
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Productive
Student (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 November 2017
I was a student, not a employee. This is a mistake that the system forced me to make comments yet I was not a employee. Not sure what do to? So sorry.h
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Good for students seeking minimum wage jobs
Student Caller (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 October 2017
The job place is friendly and relaxed...
The wages are very low...
Hours are flexible to meet scheduling needs...
There is no room for growth...
Basically, if you don't want to get paid much but need a job that can be very flexible and that is close to campus, this job is for you...
If you want to build your savings account, this isn't the job for you...
Once you have graduated from university, you can no longer work here and you probably will not want to work here unless if you are okay with making minimum wage and working part time.
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University of Calgary
Executive Assistant to the Dean (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 October 2017
U of C is an outstanding institution to be employed - the work is engaging, challenging and rewarding. There are many opportunities to advance your career across all areas of campus. The pay, benefits, pension, and employee culture make the university an excellent workplace.
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Ideal environment for work
Wellness Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 October 2017
Educational institution working with fun people to promote students dreams and future. University of Calgary is one of the top places to work in Alberta.
Pros
breaks
Cons
none
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Strong focus on employees participating in research and further education
Instructor (Part-time) (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 October 2017
Overall a positive work environment although job security seems tenable as there is pressure for employees to continue with Master's Degrees, Doctorates and an emphasis on research as part of each person's job regardless of the role.
Pros
Lots of time off between semesters
Cons
Employees seems to be viewed as easily replaceable
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Great Place
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 October 2017
Excellent People, great focus on work life balance, flexible and understanding, opportunity to take courses and beautiful campus to walk around and enjoy.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Nothing
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stimulating place to work, difficult to advance without medical degree
Research Fellow (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 October 2017
The University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Cardiology Division, has been a very stimulating place to work. However, the non-medical Research Scientists have no job security and have very limited ability to rise through the union designated levels. Management is very localized, and most of the work is performed in small teams. The most enjoyable aspects of the job include creative autonomy, and developing intellectual relationships with medical students.
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Great teaching experience
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 September 2017
The university of Calgary offered me the ability to one my teaching skill sets, and development new tools for delivering effective lessons. I became a more confident teacher under the guidance of the different lab managers I worked under.
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Very productive environment
Research Scientist (Former Employee) –  Alberta9 September 2017
Had a great boss, interesting work, and overall, a very productive atmosphere, where it was easy to grow and obtain knowledge. Also, very good facilities and amenities.
Pros
Great food court
Cons
The odd unpleasant person.
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Listed as a top employer
Manager Office of the Chancellor and Senate (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 September 2017
Growing organization
Many smart, professional people
Busy and fast passed
Strong sense of direction and goals
Commitment to mental health
Promotion from within is encouraged
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Great work environment
accounting clerk (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 September 2017
Back in 1998, the work provided me with an insight on the budget control and the use of expense report to control budget. It also provided me with what is considered acceptable expenses for field trips. The people there were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Management as more structured than my previous company.
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Good place to work at
Casual Labourer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 August 2017
The university of Calgary is a good place to work at. They are accommodating and respectful. They pay well. They allow you to work how you want. They are will to train you.
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Worklife balance
Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary28 August 2017
Good Job Work/life balance but depending on your position.
Good location, park like setting.
There is too much politics.
Unless you're union, there is no job security.
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Good and friendly environment
PASS Leader (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 August 2017
A good and friendly environment for students to both study and work. An effective place to learn and cooperate with peers. A good way of transferring information.
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Migration Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 August 2017
A great place to work, with good balance to the amount of work that comes your way, and the work that is still pending on your desk. The IT department was fun.
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