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A great institution
Teaching/Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 April 2018
UoA is one of the best universities in Canada. It is a great learning and well as working institution. It is easy to gel in with the Professors and work culture is awesome
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Good and relaxed research environment
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 April 2018
Research at your own pace with deliverable outputs in accordance to the supervisor.
Pressure of research publications, which is the main evaluation criterion.
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Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 April 2018
University of Alberta, pay is great but majority of staff are negligent and upper management are over paid and do not do their job to clean up the place.
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Great Culture
Project Adjudicator KDCS (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 April 2018
Excellent place to work, great culture, great opportunities, safe and friendly environment, safe place work, continuing education available for their employees.
Pros
safe workplace, continuing eduactions opportunities
Cons
benefits just if youa re full time
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Great place to work with academic background
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 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.
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fun workplace
Building Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 March 2018
cleaning, collecting garbage, follow hospitality standard vacuum, cleaning student rooms hallways elevator, fun working place... fair salary, no benefits as a casual employee
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Great place to work.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 March 2018
U of A is a great place to work. They have high ethics and professionalism. The means of constant improvement is provided through professional development courses besides the curriculum.
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Unit clerk (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB25 March 2018
I had to ready the charts for the nurses
Booking a variety of tests for the patients
Getting ready blood work requisitions and giving instructions to the patients
Computer entry
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eh
Special Projects Staff Member (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 March 2018
the boss never knows whats going on. no instructions are ever clear, it was honestly a horrible job. its very disorganized and communication is awful with everyone.
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Productive and fun workplace
Senior Researcher / School of Public Health (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 March 2018
I acquired important professional skills in a rewarding, diverse and high-pressure environment. Project work involved not only research but the management of international collaborations. Hard work was balanced by many fun days with the team!
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large campus with nice environemnt
research assistant (Former Employee) –  edmonton,AB,Canda8 March 2018
The overall environment of the campus and buildings are nice. Its just extremly cold during the winter. Nice view and park near workplace. Good to walk around during lunch time when the weather is warm.
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I work from home (telecommute).
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 March 2018
My position at the university is based on grant funding and I am able to work from home on a part-time basis. The university has supported this position and administration has been very supportive.
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friendly and competitive
Graduate Researcher (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 February 2018
It has very friendly atmosphere here for most of the time. There are very nice facilities. Peer pressure is not much here. You have to be self-motivated.
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Graduate Researcher (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 February 2018
Graduate students have a busy life, but learning opportunities are greats. There is alot of opportunity to get involved in various projects, clubs, and courses.
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Loved training for the camp
Camp Youth Facilitator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 February 2018
Had fun getting trained on how to work with the kids. We got lots of training on the life skills the facilitators taught the kids. We got first aid and aquatic first aid for the kids for more security when we were with them.
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Situational experience as a Graduate student
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 January 2018
The experience as a graduate student highly varies depending on several factors such as (but nos exclusive):
1) Supervisor
2) Nature of project
3) Personal situation

The supervisor and the nature of the project can possibly hinder the experience, or boost it. The supervisor-student relationship varies completely depending on the professor, and cannot be described firmly. The nature of the project influences not only on the complexity of the work, but on the funding availability, facilities available, and other material needs. The personal situation is as the name describes, a personal factor.
Pros
Can be flexible, good atmosphere among peers
Cons
Can be tedious, low income, low accountability held against supervisors
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interseting
Mailroom Specialist (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 January 2018
The cast of characters was an interesting mix.
The University prides themselves on equal employment so I got to meet some very wonderful people that came from all walks of life.
That was one of the definite perks to my job.
Pros
full time with benifits
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Great place to work; lots of experience
Department Business Administrator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 January 2018
The UofA is a great place to work with lots of opportunity to grow and gain lots of experience. The diverse culture and people make it a fun environment to work.
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Great place to work and surrounded by great people
Undergraduate Researcher and Geological Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 January 2018
Every day was fun and I looked forward to the research and learning something new. Being a student and working here made it easy because the schedule was very open and I was here most days anyway
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Medical Intern (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 January 2018
I love this place best place ever. I have an awesome experience working here. Great environment. Everyone should have a great employer like this. Would recommend to everyone.
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