University of Manitoba
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Supportive environment, good opportunity to get teaching experience, downside - low pay rate, supportive faculty, opportunity to choose your own schedule
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it's okay but

it could be much better. Depends on your Faculty / Department. I experienced a lot of harassment and unfair treatment. Some colleagues felt the same. Wouldn't work there again.
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  • Supportive environment
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Ability to meet personal goals

Great place to work

Great place to work, benefits, pension and great management. Great growth opportunities. Happy place to work. Other employees awesome to interact woyh
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Productive, great atmosphere and when you get laid off after four months you just love coming back to your daytime family

What is the best part of working at the company?The kitchen crew I work with is exceptional helpful, thoughtful and just a bunch of great people 👍What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Sometimes they ask you to do a task and it's one you have never done before... someone is always there to help you out What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Friendly... everybody gets along greatWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Usually busy when it's the season
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Relatively Easy Work

Helpful Environment. Considerate of Student workers. Flexible. Worked one term as TA and enjoyed it. Pay could be better though. Not too many hours of work.
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Nice and work life balance

The salary is good in Winnipeg, and the professors are nice and supportive. woking place is good. you can learn a lot skills through this role. recommend
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Fun but tough.

Fun work place where you can share lots of creative ideas, but they do not help students with the work life balance as they say they do.The interview process also is a favorites game.
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Productive and fun workplace

I highly recommend the International Orientation Counselor (Volunteer) position at the University of Manitoba. As a counselor, I worked with a diverse group of international students and helped them transition to their new academic and social environment. The university provided excellent training and resources, and I felt confident in my role providing accurate and helpful information. I found this position rewarding and enjoyed developing my leadership and communication skills in a supportive environment.
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Supportive Instructors and administrators

As an international Student, I get all the support I need from my residency status to filing taxes, to employment, and to how I would reach my educational goals. The university is not perfect but it certainly enhanced my knowledge about my career here in Canada.
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Work environment

A fantastic work environment with lots of opportunities to grow and prosper. Pay was low and days were long with so many on-the-go tasks and deadlines.
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Overall good place to work

Hours are flexible, management is very understanding when personal things pop up that are out of your control. Vacation and benefits are good if you get a full-time position. Overall I feel satisfied with my job. My work-life balance is respected.The pay could be better, in comparison with other workplaces in this field it is slightly behind. Due to this discrepancy I sometimes feel like we are not able to attract people that are qualified when hiring new staff.Would be nice if staff parking was free, or cheaper than it currently is.


Benefits, work-life balance


parking fees, slightly lower pay than other related jobs in the city
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Quite and friendly

Colleagues are friendly and helpful.The benefits are good.There isn't much room for promotion.Unions are powerful, and basic rights and interests can be well protected
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Best coworkers I've ever had

Very supportive and friendly environment. I have no complaints about management. The hardest part of my job was to greet students/guests. During busy days you might not get much time to breath between people.


Supportive coworkers


The pay isn't super great
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Unionized Environment

Culture is to promote by seniority and not ability. Leads to bad hires. Lack of innovation due to strict adherence to job descriptions and scope. Expected output is low and you will still progress by just being there for years.


Easy environment, don't need to work hard to keep your job. Strong union.


No merit based pay or ability to grow without spending time racking up seniority. Toxic favouritism.
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Nice place to start working

work is repetitive, but less stressful. Typical day is full but not exhausted. Good place to have work life balances. Recommended for people who wish to build a life outside of work.
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Fun place to work.

Great work-life balance. Helpful and supportive staff. But lack of communication and support from management. Limited salary increment and job opportunities.
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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.


Friendly environment, patience guidance, high flexibility
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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
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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, - 


Fulfilling work with students.


Management and lack of support ; unsecured hours and inability to say no to hours.
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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.


Good work life balance


None really
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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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Based on 312 reviews

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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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