Strong focus on employees participating in research and further education
Instructor (Part-time) (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 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.
Lots of time off between semesters
Employees seems to be viewed as easily replaceable
stimulating place to work, difficult to advance without medical degree
Research Fellow (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 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.
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 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.
accounting clerk (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 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.
Conference Facilitator and Special Events (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 August 2017
Overall the University of Calgary is a very strict working environment. I has an open door policy and employees are generally comfortable. Pay is an issue as the budget may not be as flexible to accommodate the level of standards that the employee is demanded to perform.
Manager, Programs - Facilities Management (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 August 2017
University of Calgary Facilities Programs, AUPE and Labor Relations management, Quality Control, Analytics, Documentation, Education and Compliance has become my main focus. My role also covers work with the Foothills Campus (a medical/academic complex). The University is a learning hub with a strong focus on research and academic excellence and I have gained experience and exposure in this environment from both operations and academic nuances.
Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 July 2017
U of C used to be a great place to work, but there is growing dissatisfaction within the management community who are expected to do more and more without appropriate compensation. Work-life balance is a thing of the past. Wellness support looks good on paper, but is not translated into the day-to-day environment. The leadership team is not trained or held accountable for mentoring or supporting employees to improve performance and maintain or increase morale. There is pervasive mentality that effectiveness should bubble up from the ranks rather than trickle down from leadership, and this is ineffective.
The most enjoyable part of the job is wonderful colleagues - the majority are willing to do whatever it takes to get the work done; however, the inevitable cost is exhaustion and negative attrition.
Excellent vacation benefits and competitive health benefits
Wage freezes of staff outside collective agreements; poor advancement opportunities