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.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Alberta – 18 August 2018
Very high expectations from disorganized and unreasonable managers; they continually add work responsibilies to your position without any increase to wages or approved working hours. End up volunteering your personal time to meet research goals as they do not properly account for the amount of hours needed to do the job properly. Extremely high stress for part-time hours which leads to a terrible work/life balance as you need multiple jobs to make ends meet. Very limited opportunities for advancement into a full-time position.
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.
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
Teaching Assistant & Grad (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 May 2018
Being a TA / grad student naturally comes with very low pay ($20,000 minus tuition fees) but that would have been okay if my professor respected me and didn't have approximately the worst communication skills in the world.
Prof has limited ability to compel you to work on a project whose goals he can't explain, If you stick with it you can get a Master's or PhD
Faculty Member (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB and Qatar – 2 May 2018
My experience at UC was horrible. Terrible leadership -- bully, favoritism, ask you to do something and then rip you to shreds for doing it. I have nothing positive to say about this nightmare except GOOD RIDDANCE