Associate Director, Internal Control (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 October 2018
If you value your career progress I would stay away from it. I have been their 4 year and half over which time my direct report to manager has not expressed any dissatisfaction and I have always met performance review target, however i was terminated without cause abruptly.
animal care (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 October 2018
Has the potential to be a great place to work if you manage to secure a full-time position. However, the University relies on multiple recurring part-time staff on a daily basis but claims that there is not enough work for additional full-time positions. This way they do not have to provide benefits or job security to a large portion of their staff while benefiting from their work. Many of my coworkers had multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet. Work-life balance was strained due to this.
Negative work environment due to some part-time staff working comparable hours to the full-time staff without any benefits or job security.
Rely heavily on part-time staff, no benefits, stagnant wages, very low qol salary increments for p/t positions (less than 3%)
A great place to acquire skills and expand your breadth of knowledge
Executive Assistant, VPR (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 September 2018
Working at the University of Calgary for over 5 years has afforded me the opportunity to develop my current skill set as well and expand my breadth of knowledge. I am privileged to work with all faculties and departments as well as government and industry stakeholders.
I have grown in the areas of partnership development and have demonstrated a strong ability to cultivate key relations both internally and externally. Working at the university has allowed me to grow in my passion: bringing people together to create opportunities for collaborative success
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Alberta – 14 September 2018
TAship is a part of my scholarship. It is not a easy job. I had to attend each class and prepare for Monday tutorial. In the meantime, I was also responsible for grading assignment, but my instructor is super nice to me.
Electrical Student (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 September 2018
I had the opportunity to shadow some of the facility maintenance staff for one summer. from what i saw, the university has excellent salaries and work life balance. since much of the jobs are unionized, there are good salaries and the workers are not worked very hard.
Racquet Centre Attendant & Assistant Coach (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 August 2018
Provided a fair salary and allowed for a flexible schedule while I was in university. Basic communication and customer service skills is an asset. Good management and however not a great job culture due to the fact that you are the only employee working at a given time.
Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 July 2018
The most difficult part of the job is that salaries are low in relation to experience and workplace duties as compared to other academic settings in Canada. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you can work independently and make the job your own.
I think being a research assistant can be difficult or easy.
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 July 2018
It always goes back to the professor who hires you as a research assistant. If you get a bad one, then you will follow his work ethic. If he/she is a good professor, you may work really hard for your project.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 July 2018
Working here was enjoyable. The hours were good, and you get to learn a lot of new things. You work with nice people, and friendly staff that you get to know. The management are good, and helpful. And it's fun getting to see the students every day.
Too much favoritism from the management in Finance team
Finance Partner (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 July 2018
Associate directors and directors in the finance team are people who were promoted without a proper training. The environment is toxic in a way, there are too many favoritism going on and management will replace people like they are parts in the car. Not good place to apply nor try to work. A bit higher compensation may look attractive; however, management think they deserve to slave their staff. Overtime with no pay is well expected, and lot of people are complaining in the back office. Management puts double face in the public meeting, but always plan to fire people when they either don't like them or something goes wrong and needing a escape goat.
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 July 2018
This MEng program is often taken on a part-time basis and usually takes four to six years of part-time study beyond a bachelor's degree. In a course-based program, all degree requirements are fulfilled by completing courses. These may include courses that involve a project, such as a major research paper or group project.
Summer Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 May 2018
-its childcare (summer camps) so they pay by the day -often found myself staying past camp closing time to clean up -you better like kids if you apply for this job cause you're with children for the whole day -otherwise my boss really cared for us and made sure we were in "tiptop" shape every week