Research Technician (TECH1) (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 February 2019
Typical work days and good pay. It all depends on where you are working and who you are working for, though the department I was working in had great hours, stable pay and always an enjoyable atmosphere
IT Partner (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 January 2019
I've seen terrible leadership in Central IT. Leading by fear is the standard back-stabbing method some of them follow. It's unfortunate that those terrible few make it so difficult on so many great people working here.
ESL INSTRUCTOR (Former Employee) – Calgary AB – 2 January 2019
The hourly wage rate was good, but there was no extra payment for prep hours. I ended up spending more unpaid hours preparing for the classes. Most of the staff members were helpful and there was an atmosphere of collaboration. Overall, a good place to work.
ITS TECHNICAL ASSISTANT (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 November 2018
As a student employee: - the pay is decent - no benefits even though you have to pay union fees. - co-workers are great, very willing to teach you. - very flexible with schedule to accommodate for school.
Night Audit Supervisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 November 2018
• Ran daily credit card transactions through a settlement process • Recorded daily room occupancy and rate totals. • Recorded revenue totals for cash, checks, and credit card transactions. • Generated automated accounting reports for the manager's review • Settled Corporate Accounts and sending reports to those entities for billing purposes, running the computer back-up systems • Handled 3rd party reservations and Ensuring proper processing
PhD Student, Political Science Department (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 November 2018
Plenty of opportunities for professional advancement (i.e. SSHRC/NSERC), a focus on preparing PhD students for teaching one day, and a strong focus on preparing PhD students for all other aspects of academia (i.e. grant applications and such)
Researcher (Former Employee) – Department of Economics – 28 October 2018
University of Calgary is a good place to work and learn skills. The facilities is good. Everything is close to you: gym, food court, classes. I really recommend this place for starting your work, but do not hang there for a long time.
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