Interim Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 February 2017
Perhaps because it is a post-secondary academic institution, there is a strong focus on individual learning to enhance one's skills---if only there were enough hours in a day to permit it. The University places an emphasis on continuous learning which is commendable. I took advantage of as many in-house courses as I could manage given my heavy workload.
The workplace culture is collegial and not a particularly competitive environment. Most work teams assist each other when there are deadlines to meet or extraordinarily onerous assignments.
Diversity of employees and wonderful park-like environment on campus
Focus seems to be on recruiting young employees & not more mature workers
Research Assistant Intern (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 February 2017
Receives not enough funding. The colleagues are well-skilled and technical exchange of information will be there. As with any other company, expect inter-faculty competition that may make or sink your day at work.
Provides practical training in management, materials management and procurement/purchasing
Management Trainee (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 31 January 2017
University of Calgary provides advanced training in engineering and management. It includes preparation of project scope, activities, materials management and schedules. It also includes preparing budgets, cost/man hour estimates, procurement/purchasing and quality controls.
RESEARCH ASSITANT (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 January 2017
Working the University of Calgary as a research assistant was a pleasant experience as the people I worked with were very easy to get along with and involved performing synthetic experiments to develop new compounds and to characterize the synthesized compounds through various means. Through my time as a research assistant I learned how to manage my time and perform tasks in a timely manner.
Nursing Instructor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 January 2017
Great place to be at, good support, flexible and understanding environment. There is room for growth and learning and professional development. THere is opportunity to provide input into the organization.
Research Assistant & Techer Assistant (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 December 2016
Working in the University of Calgary, you meet alot of interesting people, each having different opinions and points of views. This can have a benefit helping you see your job in different ways, and help you be more productive.
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 December 2016
Working at University of Calgary was my first international experience. I enjoyed teaching and communicating with students. However I always felt that co-workers were rude and and biased. The hardest part was to make them understand that how it felt to an international student far away from his/her family, when they behaved differently with us.
It is a nice place to work except for poor leadership
Analyst (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 August 2016
If you are a self-starter, this is a place for you. There is no training and no share of knowledge. This place is full of politics and favoritism especially with the executive/directors/associate directors. If you get along with your manager, director, you may be able to retain your job and get promoted in no time. If you get on their "bad list", you will be gone no matters how good you are at your job. The only great thing about this place is there are tons of nice people if you know how to net-work. The benefits are great here.
Alaska Field Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 July 2016
The field survey was very eye opening to Archaeological jobs and requirements. Very labour intensive, detail oriented, requires prior experience or extensive teaching and training. Difficulties- accuracy and recording of site material and data collection Enjoyable aspects - putside all of the time, discovering the past, making inferences on past cultures and human interactions
Assistant Professor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB (Doha) – 21 June 2016
This was the worst, the absolute worst place I have ever worked. The HR department leadership calls faculty "dumb". People are bullies and the atmosphere is toxic. I have nothing good to say about this place. I wish I had never gone to work there.