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easy going school
Phd candidate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 June 2015
friendly atmosphere, salary is low but you get alot of freedom and flexibilities, nice supervisors and very equiped laboratories
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Productive
Instructor (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 May 2015
Emphasis is placed on hiring part time professors. More so, collegiality needs to be improved among workers. Salary for part time staff is average. Sessional instructors have little to no benefits.
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Good interim job
Technical Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB27 May 2015
Only worked for them a year. Seemed like a good place, but I didn't plan to stay in the position from the start. It was a filler while looking for better work. Very good to work with, but the AUPE union was of no help when looking at better internal positions. The U of C wasn't interested in retaining me at a better job.
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Superb experience
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Alberta1 April 2015
A sense of resourcefulness served me well in this role! I had the privilege of supporting a dynamic, cohesive team. It was the most stunning example of professionalism that I've encountered in a workplace.
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Productive
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 March 2015
My job as a researcher at the UofC do not involve interacting with others often.
The job is easy in general as long as you are productive, you manage your own schedule which gives flexibility to parents with kids. The only problem is, it is not a permanent job.
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Not for the driven
Manager, Technical Services (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 February 2015
Working at the University of Calgary as a member of the staff is a real mixed bag. The job security, salary and benefits are all good to great. But it is an environment that tolerates poor performance and fails to reward good performance. As a result, there is no incentive to do well at your job. So if you like to perform and be rewarded for it, this may not be the place for you. If you want to slide into retirement, it may be.
Pros
Flexible hours, good benefits, low stress
Cons
Unrewarding work, poor wage growth, unnecessarily hierarchical
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Educational and enjoyable
Sponsorship Commissioner (volunteer) (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 January 2015
UofC is a great place to get involved in extracurricular activities and gain valuable experiences.
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awesome work environment
Server/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 January 2015
A typical day is:
set up the station
make a good looking display
excellent customer service
answer customer questions about meal's preparation and warning about allergies
information about nutrition facts
good coordination with the people in the kitchen
Pros
the customer satisfaction and their smiles
Cons
some time, ong hours
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I am a reserch assitant as well as a Master student
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 December 2014
My responsibilities include work on CMOS image sensor chip desgin in Cadence, PCB design in Altium, matlab programming in MPLab, NI DAQ device programming in C and image analyzing and processing in Matlab.
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Productive work environment
Teaching Assistant, Finance (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 December 2014
Sessional teaching assistant so the hours are based are set once a week for the semester.
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researcher and biologist
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB25 November 2014
It is excellent place and friendly environment with lots of benefits.
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Great research opportunities
Research and Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary17 November 2014
At the Schulich school of engineering, graduate students have the opportunity to closely collaborate with professionals from the related industry. Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering is well-known for its world renowned scholars and professors and close collaboration with oil industry.
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Good people
MBA Recruitment Specialist (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 November 2014
You get to sell something positive.

I learned the importance of face to face interactions when it comes to sales.
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Great place to work
Quality Assurance Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 November 2014
People are nice and the work is meaningful. I learned a lot and people are very respectful.
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Productive and Fun Workpalce
Instructor with Minds in Motion (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 November 2014
Excellent workplace for students who are in education and need experience. Flexible and resolvable hours.
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Très bon stage
Chercheur (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 October 2014
Premier stage en entreprise en situation d'ingénieur:
Chef de chantier
Responsable du matériel
Conducteur de travaux

Stage très formateur, prise de décision et organisation du planning.

Communication avec l'ensemble de l'entreprise (ouvriers, conducteurs de travaux, fournisseurs)
Pros
des responsabilités
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Productive, well coordinated and an enjoyable place to work.
Library Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 August 2014
A typical day at work would include processing outgoing books, organizing incoming books and inputting book data into the computer system. Management was excellent and very accommodating of my school schedule which was appreciated. I had great co-workers, which made the job that much better.
Cons
Low pay
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Great job opportunity
Bilingual Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 July 2014
It was not a permanent position, but I did enjoy doing research for the French Immersion program and the professor I was working with was great.
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Excellent University Environment
Post-Doctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 July 2014
The research being undertaken at the University of Calgary is exceptional, with research opportunities being well supported monetarily and collaboratively.
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great people, to much deligation
accounts receivable (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 July 2014
working for the University of Calgary is great, just dont let them pile to much work on you or you will drown.
Pros
flexable
Cons
to much work
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