Information Technologist 3 (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 12 December 2013
Overall working at the University of Manitoba is a good experience. The staff are generally friendly and the students are eager to learn. The employees have good benefits and the vacation allowance for the year is generous.
The university's bureaucracy is a bit stifling. Paperwork is often done on paper, but there has been a push to move to computers over the last few years in items that affect payroll and HR.
Salaries for many positions are good, but are low in the IT field.
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.
Teaching Assistant, Level II (Former Employee) – Winnipeg – 15 June 2017
Not enough time spent with students helping them. The required marking of papers is more than what is paid to the employee so very little effort is made to mark papers properly; most students get an A so it becomes a pointless task.
managing 120 students and their cases/ interaction with people/teaching
Technician, Instructor, evaluator and inspection (Former Employee) – Manitoba – 13 June 2017
- teaching clinical and dental technology for dentistry - evaluated students cases - solve problems with patients cases and showed ways on how to fix them - had my own office and won 2 awards for outstanding support staff 2 years in a row -managed cases and paper work and order forms -looked after 120 students attending the faculty -active fire warden
Most enjoyable part of the day is helping students become better dentists, it gives me pride knowing a part of my legacy of what I taught will be passed on to them and also having the satisfaction of graduating dentists knowing they are more confident in their work because of me.
hardest part of my job: nothing, I loved it and worked long hours and didnt care if I got paid or not.
As a Masters student a typical day involves a great amount of study and the ability to efficiently utilise the time at hand. In this environment one has to plan carefully and leave nothing to the last moment. Last moment actions are rarely productive and only serve as a platform for bad stress. As a whole the diversity of the student population is refreshing, and brings enjoyment to my studies.
Caretaker (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 30 March 2017
Working at the university was a really fun place to work. It had it's up's and down's. With absolutely no communication what so ever from the higher up's lots of things were a disaster. But with the awesome employees working there, job's got done, the stress was minimal and the days went by quick.
Dance rooms in the Active Living Centre and Powwow Club program
Powwow Club Instructor (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 22 March 2017
Although it is quite small, the dance room I teach in, located in the active living centre is a great necessity for the type of dance I teach. It allows me to perform to the best of my ability and my students learn in a more efficient way. The powwow club program offered at the University of Manitoba is a great way for youth and adults to learn the Aboriginal culture and dance.
Mirrors, fan, music, aux input, windows, chairs, shelves for belongings, railings, white board, free lunch with program
Very organised work place. Professional and interesting environment
Human Resources Assistant (Internship) (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 16 March 2017
This was a three month temp position covering for an ill worker. Very professional environment with potential for development and growth in my field. Would love a full time position if opportunity arises.
No freebies but good eats and coffee
Very controlled environment due to unionised workforce
Good benefits, Has a chance for advancement, Very polite, professional and respectful staffs to work with. Good pay. Good management, Always have a free lunch for all the staffs. Best teamwork and very supportive staffs.