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Hard work, rewarding, friendly colleagues

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Friendly, collaborative, opportunities for growth. Hard work in terms of work-life balance given marking. Students generally did their work without needing reminders.

Pros

Autonomy, supportive interaction

Cons

long hours
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Toxic

The worst 18 months of my career was here.Was threatened to be laid off due to raising OHS concerns. Extremely toxic atmosphere. Money is more important than safety.

Pros

None

Cons

HR is incompetent, management are puppets
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Very collaborative working environment

Working environment at MacEwan University is very collaborative. Overall people are very helpful and friendly. Top management always provide you all the resources and help for your personnel development.
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Good place if you love teaching.

If you like teaching and marking home assignments MacEwan is great. If you want time for research look somewhere else. MacEwan places a lot of faith in student evaluation of teaching.
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Excellent work culture with good remuneration

You are treated as a professional who knows what he/she is doing. So you are offered all the support you need to excel but no one micromanages you. Also, they pay very well.

Cons

They hire on contract
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Collaborative and fun place to work.

I really enjoyed working MacEwan, everyone was working towards a common goal and it felt like we had lots to accomplish all the time. There was a very seasonal nature to the work, summers would ramp up in preparation for students coming back, stuff like that.

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Benefits
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Always Focused on Students

A great university that focuses on students and their needs. Working in the Registrar office it is clear that many people care about the success and reputation of the students and the school
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It is a good place to work

A typical day at work is busy (moderate to high), I have learned a lot while working and enhance my experience. Good workplace culture. Good managemnt.

Pros

good benefits

Cons

Job security is at risk due to high dependancy on the Government Grants
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A culture where everyone works hard and collaborates for the best outcome.

MacEwan University was a great place to work where making friends was part of the package. It is highly collaborative, open to change and improving processes, and where there was clear direction about university priorities. People took pride in working there and were very proud of the student experience offered through faculty and staff. The institution went through a lot of change while I was there and continues to do so as it works with shrinking government budgets.

Pros

Great downtown location, lots of hard-working people dedicated to delivery an excellent student experience, beautiful well-cared for facility, good working environment, great places to eat near by, right down the street from Rogers Place, plenty of parking

Cons

Restructuring takes places too often, job security fluctuates with government funding
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University is centrally located and provides access to all downtown ammenities

Fast paced yet manageable. Working conditions are excellent, staff are pleasant and overall environment is healthy and positive. Leadership is outstanding overall in Students and Teaching. Only negative is the budget restraints that the government is putting on PSLA at this time.
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Good School

A good school with good teachers, The enviorment provided is very safe. The instructors are willing to help any time of the day. There are plenty of resources available to help
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Assist supervisor with administrative work

Report damage and maintenance problems. Ensure the safety of students in the residence. Know and enforce fire safety drills and/or safety programs. Report documents and follow up on safety violations,security issues.
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Productive

A great place to work where you will receive great benefits. I loved having the interactions and the opportunity to work with other departments. Recommend
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Productive

It was a great learning opportunity. I would recommend this place to work for anyone looking to be part of a dynamic, fast placed environment. The culture is one that you would want to build your career in.
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Great place to work

Great people and a terrific working environment. Highly collaborative environment. A lot of opportunities for professional growth. Geat benefits. Very supportive colleagues and amazing students.
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One of the best places to work

I work in the International Department here. This team of administrators is top notch as they are all of a team of 4. The only issue is there really is no chance for advancement, but as I am hardwired as a teacher, it fits with what I do.
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Student Focused

MacEwan University has allowed me to grow and develop in my role. Great support network and very collaborative to insure the best success for students both in and outside of the classroom.
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Excellent School

MacEwan University is an amazing school for individuals to attend. The professors are all very competent and provide tools for success. The accounting program has provided me the knowledge and skills to be efficient and detail oriented.
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Supportive management and staff. Values diversity. friendly and safe working environment though fast paced. Supports ongoing education for staff. grea

Supportive management and staff. Values diversity. friendly and safe working environment though fast paced. Supports ongoing education for staff. great place
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Worst run company in Edmonton

Favouritism is rampant! Staff union is non existent . Worst place to work for advancement. HR and union do not support employees. Managers take a passive aggressive approach to employees that suggest improvements or challenge processes. For example , assigning staff projects with unrealistic completion dates. Many dept Managers and Supervisors have never been evaluated by their staff
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extremely hard to get a fulltime position anywhere unless you know someone

try not to show how really skilled you are as the seniors do not like being shown up. Dead weight everywhere and so its an expensive payroll. That's why tuition increases every year high paying union job with zero fulltime opportunity for over a year. extremely hard to get a fulltime position here unless you know someone that already works there.

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very good benefits and wages

Cons

extremely hard to get a fulltime position anywhere unless you know someone
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