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
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 June 2017
Easy to do job that is sometimes made unnecessarily hard for employees by management. The pay is not enough to stake anything on so definitely recommend having another source of income. Workplace environment is relaxed.
Conference and Event Management Assistant (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 June 2017
The management and other workers are all very nice and easy to work with. This job involves a lot of walking and being on your feet, as well as a lot of lifting (light and heavy). Some days are extremely busy when there are a lot of events to set up, and some days are very slow when there are no events or if you only need to monitor. Overall an enjoyable job.
Often times you get free food.
Sometimes shifts can be very long or late (overnight), physically draining (must be in good shape)
Budget Administrator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 June 2017
I was on contract at U of C. I really enjoyed this workplace, the people were nice, the office environment was casual and everyone was a team player to get the job done. I may look into other opportunities at the University.
ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 June 2017
At work I would help around the office and get tasks done. I learned how to input data and be efficient and get tasks done in a timely manner. The workplace was friendly and inviting. The hardest part of the job was sitting in a chair all day and it was very repetitive. The most enjoyable part was the staff and being able to listen to music or take breaks when I got tired.