SMS (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 February 2019
Wonderful organization to work for, great benefits and friendly people. Some additional services provided for work life balance. No succession planning for higher director positions that will retire soon.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 October 2018
I have been at the U of A many years.. I do enjoy the pay, benefits and opportunities afforded to us. Typical government environment with too much micromanaging.
Workplace culture is not good, bad morale everywhere as too much change going on (I work in healthcare area). We are all experiencing change fatigue as healthcare is constantly changing. I have found my coworkers and myself included have become very apathetic towards our work.
Administration Assistant/Medical transcription (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 August 2018
As above. Great job and benefits if you get the right manager or supervisor who does not micro manage you. I was fortunate to have a truly wonderful manager who supports her whole team and who always encourages us to reach our full potential.
Administrator (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 31 May 2018
Good Work/Life balance. Good work environment that encourages learning and growth. Benefits Package is the cherry. The slowness of some of the processes may require some patience sometimes but that's about the only downside of working here.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 April 2018
Working at the University of Alberta is a great way to meet and connect with some professors and other people who are interested in academia. The compensation is the only sub-par part of working here, as more money can be made elsewhere while having a less stressful job.
Graduate Student Researcher (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 February 2019
No "management" per se, simply just students with industry-funded research interests allowed to pursue whichever leads suited their interests. Typically short days of actual work depending on the project, can be waiting a while for samples to but cut and processed before they can be analyzed. lots of writing reports and doing individual and group presentations
ASSISTANT DEAN, ADVANCEMENT (Current Employee) – Edmonton Alberta Canada – 9 January 2019
With 40,000 current students, the UofA offers an ever expanding portfolio opportunity. Embarking on a $1.5 billion capital campaign leaves much room for success. The culture of philanthropy is a bit lacking.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 August 2018
I was just hired as a research assistant so I cannot speak for the whole university. However, I found the employer to be amicable towards a work-life balance, and we put in the hours necessary to get projects done.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 September 2018
Working for the University of Alberta was great as it provided me with many experience that are related to my field. Being a research assistant has helped me further my skills while also developing new ones that will someday be useful to my career. This job has provided me the networking I need in order to further my academic career.