University of Manitoba
Happiness score is 71 out of 100
4.2 out of 5 stars.
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About the company

  • Founded
    1877
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1bn to $5bn (CAD)
  • Industry
    Education
  • Headquarters
    Winnipeg
  • Link
    University of Manitoba website
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Student Research Assistant in Winnipeg, MB
on 16 June 2022
Good place to start
The laboratory environment is excellent. Technician is very responsible and is willing to offer any help when they are available. The flexibility is also high. A good place for any student who want to start their career, especially aiming at research-based position in the future.
Customer service Agent in Winnipeg, MB
on 14 June 2022
A healthy work environment
It is a good place to work. The management there was good. I gained a lot of my customer service skills from working there. You can expect a respective working environment
Academic Attendant in Winnipeg, MB
on 11 June 2022
Poor management style; apathetic environment
I work with vulnerable students helping them face academic challenges, organize their time and work on study skills. I have a background in special needs and literacy. I began work with this department just before the pandemic and was overjoyed because I hoped I could quit my other part time job where the work environment was extremely difficult. I enjoy working with chikdren and adults in education, and I hoped the job would be lower stress than my other job, and be more fulfilling. Firstly, hours come and go too easily, so I wasn'table to leave my other job, presenting me with more time running back and forth on the bus . If you have a student who bails on a meeting-which, given their challenges, could be quite common- you don't get paid. So you can be scheduled for 20 hours work and only work ten. It's untenable.However, I worked hard and cultivated relationships wherein the students understood that showing up for appointments is important, bc those appointments and other commitments are for their benefit.When the university "went remote" I didn't hear from my manager for months. My position-negotiating schedule, dealing with anxious parents, students' increased anxiety and difficulties going through the pandemic- was entirely on my shoulders. When my manager did show up again, he never alluded to his absence and then proceeded to pile more hours on top of me and my colleagues, in violation of university policy of capping hours at 20 a week, rather than hire more help. We got the students through the pandemic at the detriment of my own schoolwork and mental health, and no one has ever said a word about it let alone suggested a raise or a bonus. No one has asked how we're doing or if we need access to any resources, either for ourselves or our students. They are completely apathetic about students, and take advantage of our need for work. In recent months, my manager has just stopped responding to emails. I have better communication with the payroll officer and I don't know why. I just haven't heard from him since January. We are also used inappropriately for the job that we're supposed to be doing. We are not mental health professionals, we are not ESL tutors, we're not supposed to be exam adjudicators (as well as scribes) and we aren't essay editors. And yet, we're asked to do all these things, regardless of if it's the best thing for the student in the long run. When I've raised these questions, I'm told not to worry about it. Given the relationships we build with the students and the absence of any management, it's too easy to say "that's not your job, don't worry about it." To which I reply: that's what I'm saying. It's not my job, but I am presented with these problems every day, and management isn't handling them.Since we're on casual contracts, I've had no recourse, no ability to ask for a raise and no technical support from the university. I haven't quit this far because I have students who prefer to work with me and rely on me. It seemed like the worst time to ditch students. That said, when we go back to in-person classes, I don't think I'll be putting up with all this and dealing with 2 hours on the buses and no time for a lunch break for the pleasure of being on campus again for the same amount of money. The university offers relatively high wages, but they are paying themselves a lot of money, also, to do the bare minimum, as far as I can tell. What ends up falling on the shoulders of casual student workers doesn't make it worth it in the long term.
Accountant in Winnipeg, MB
on 10 June 2022
Fair place to work
Average compensation, good work life balance. Many opportunities to move around within the organization. Benefits are excellent. I loved working there.
Teaching Assistant in Winnipeg, MB
on 24 May 2022
Excellent place to work
Learnt alot of thingsRelaxed deadlinesExcellent payGood benefits Great experience for resumeOpportunity for growthWell supportedCollaboration and independent nature of work

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- if you were in a stressful situation how would you react - if you could be anything what would you be? - strength/weaknesses - value as a teamplayer

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