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I really appreciated my time at the University of Calgary, both as a student and as a TA. The workplace culture is quite friendly and my supervisors are very supportive and understanding of my struggles.
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Enjoyable people to work with and given responsibility for my position.

What is the best part of working at the company?Friendly atmosphere. A university setting with lots of things happening . My job was always interesting.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Not getting enough notice when shifts were assigned.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Young and always different. Catering to students as well as upper management and out of town guests.
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Good work environment

Worked here as a student intern and loved it. I had great co-workers and the overall environmeny if the office was light and not stressful. Learned alot here
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Productive and fun

Had a good experience, working with great people and the work environment is conducive too.It's a place I would always recommend for candidates who intend to work in a school environment
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Good pay to work. Good HR policy, and pay is excellent. The working environment is very interesting.The health care benefit is very good.They provide tuition support
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Good Benefits, Friendly environment

Pay was modest, good benefits, however it can be difficult dealing with management and after the re-structure, admin was expected to take on responsibilities outside of their job profile.
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Sessional Instructor

Underpaid for the amount of work you do. You receive no benefits. Only worth it if you want to teach to gain experience and add it on your resume. ...
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I love the motive

I love worked for this company for many years even though it was a work experience program it's good education Adulting and becoming an adult life lesson skills that not a lot of people know because a lot of people do not know how to cook and they teach you how to cook how to clean how to do laundry , a lot of people should take for grant I grew up in the foster system and they taught me life skills.


Yes, free lunches


Long hours are great
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Not great unless you luck out

Extreme micromanagement, bizarre office politics, walking on eggshells the whole time. Have to treat professors and upper management like they're gods, and always remember you're a lowly peasant and too unimportant to say or do anything.
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Good research program

Cumming School of Medicine has a dedicated faculty and great colleagues. Access to good equipments. Portions of the buildings are recently renovated, but some still in 80s build. Overall, great institution and program
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Fun and productive

Great place to work as a summer student. I got to meet a lot of fellow students and researchers. I collaborated with the University of Calgary medical school. My experience here really helped me in graduate school.
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Productive, Fun, Well Paid

Engaging work and brilliant coworkers and researchers. Pay is quite good due to grants, and there is a really supportive environment. This may vary between departments and supervisors, but from my experience it's been great.
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The people who worked in my department were wonderful.

I spent most of my time as a remote worker, so there wasn't a lot of workplace culture, but I still management to feel like part of an important team. I would relish a chance to work at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine again.


Working from home.


The job was taken over by AI.
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Good place low salary

Good place to work but low salary.Good culture depends on the group you are working in. Flexible schedule.The management could be better.Better professors could be hired.
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Productive and positive workplace with room to advance in the position.

What is the best part of working at the company?Wonderful team and management, great office space, good benefits and holidays.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Student situations sometimes could get stressful but otherwise just tight deadlines for things sometimes.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very positive on the whole, with the occasional drama but very minimal.
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Great place low pay

Calgary is great place but the amount of pay for teaching and research assistant are low. The number of students per class were also high. However, compared with other places the city is affordable.
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Good environment but low salary

Relaxing job but with low salary, don't mind to work on weekends and at night, less stress compare with other job. But u need to suffer from unstable funding risk and inflation
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Chill I guess

It was really great place with amazing people. Organized but also kinda of stressful as I was working there whilst a student so it could be weird when I had to help someone from lecture.
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The people were not that positive

It is not a place that I would recommend working at - at least the department I was in. Many inconsistencies, people not treated equally. As it is a union environment, very minimal raises if any.Crowded work atmosphere, small cubicles Very high expectations- for the salary


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Poor management, many inconsistencies
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Best place to work

Overall I believe UofC is one of the best places to work in Alberta. It offers awesome workplace culture, amazing work-life balance, and competitive wages, and even working on campus every day is an amazing experience
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Great experience in department of physics

As a GA in department of physics I had the pleasure of working with a fantastic supervisor.The university itself lacks creativity in providing career opportunities for students not enrolled in a oil & gas, and agriculture programs.
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Based on 493 reviews

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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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