Working at University of Manitoba as a post-doctoral fellow is like entering a sand dune. You just get sucked in without any hope of getting a permanent full-time position anywhere. The University has no program in place that can facilitate intake of trained personnel leading to brain drain.
Staff benefits are one of the best in industry. Good work-life balance
The typical day was any but. Never knew what could come in the door. Always faced with new things to learn/research. Politics can hinder any growth and change or improvement are slow. Great work life balance. Great benefits.
Loved my time at the UofM. Was not an official position, rather a student lead initiative therefore there is not much more to add here. Indeed would like me to add at least 150 characters to move forward.
System Administrator (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 27 November 2017
It's a post secondary institution. There isn't a ton to say. They have good hours and it's a decent place to work. But it's hard to count on having a job at the end of the day and they really really really like sticking people on terms. I spent almost my entire time there on multiple terms.
I would love to work at U of M. I learnt a lot from all my co-workers. Since I graduated, I worked as part-time. I really liked my work at U of M. The reason why I left because I have to focus on my full time job so I can get my PR. After a while working as QA, I figured out I missed my admin jobs. I would like to challenge myself in different area. Even I have not worked as admin but in our department, I handled some of the admin jobs.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 19 June 2017
The job you get as a sessional instructor is not secure and the system is corrupted. I have worked for the Math Department there, but it is not a friendly environment. They look at you as if you owe them something, for no good reason. Their classes are big and they don't appreciate the work you do for them. The department does not protect you if some students want to bug you. Over the campus they consider the sessional instructors as second class citizens. But some parts of the campus do good jobs; for example if you have some problems with the IT affairs , then the IT Services provide you with necessary advise.
i worked in archives with one other person, pulling files and shredding them, it was the least stressful job i have ever had. management didn't care what you did, when you went on break or took lunch, as long as you got the job done. you spend a lot of time with one person, so as long as you are okay with that then everything is fine. they were doing construction so the dust and debris was pretty harsh. besides that it was fine, i did end up losing my voice. working with friends, low stress and overall a good place to work.