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Great Place to Work
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB31 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.
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Perfect place to work
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 May 2018
A very versatile workplace
Learned engineering and Management skills
The most enjoyable part was the flexibility of job and my boss was very nice.
Very nice and beautiful Campus.
Pros
Discounted Transit Pass
Cons
None
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Exciting, fun place to work.
LAN Administrator (Former Employee) –  Faculty25 May 2018
Always learning and enjoyed all the people at atmosphere, with very good interactions with academic staff. Can not say enough good about the UofA, after all they are my Alma Mater ;)
Pros
Very good atmosphere
Cons
Parking is limited
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Respective, productive,environmentally friendly
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 May 2018
cooperate to learn and learn to be professional in the specific area
The hardest time is to finish one experiment in the dark room(for experimental need, almost no light) for force measurement of the materials. Also, the time in the dark inspires the critical thinking and is also the most enjoyable part of the job.
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Great research group
Design Engineer & Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 May 2018
Flexible hours and work/life balance. Fascinating research with motivated and passionate coworkers. This can vary depending on department. Some dissatisfaction with top-level university governance.
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Very fun and educational
Parking Enforcement Officer (Former Employee) –  Camrose, AB10 May 2018
Very easy and enjoyable work. Fun staff members. The job was over the winter so bad weather was a big hindrance, but overall was pleasant. The pay was good.
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University of Alberta needs to diversify its focus and priorities
Graduate Student (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 May 2018
When I was a MA student at Western, my degree was not funded by my department and I was not given any opportunities to be a TA or RA, which proved detrimental for my eventual PhD applications.
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Great place to volunteer.
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 April 2018
Beautiful campus with a nice mix of historic and modern buildings right by the river valley. Great recreation facilities and a fun place to volunteer.
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Low key relaxed work environment with minimal supervison
Climbing Wall Staff/Instructor (Former Employee) –  Camrose, AB30 April 2018
Clean healthy work environment with varying amounts of customers on any given night. Sometimes no one shows up and your alone all night and can get homework done, sometimes you need to call for back up because there is only ever one person working during drop-in at a time.
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Fantastic place to work
Event Staff (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB25 April 2018
Learned lots of fantastic skills working for even staff. Trained in cash handling, ticket sales, alcohol sales, security. Learned how to better communicate with customers and coworkers. Really patient and kind training staff.
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Love this place
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 April 2018
I have worked here multiple times and I keep coming back. They really value your input and treat you with respect. I highly recommend anyone to take a job here.
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Great workplace
Animal Health Technologist, Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 April 2018
Extremely busy workplace.
Responsible for the care and welfare of many different species of animals.
Responsible for scheduling animal care staff.
Working with scientists.
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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
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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