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Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB16 February 2018
A good environment to work, research and be your own to work and innovate. Good facility to conduct research and teaching activity , friendly people and staff.
Pros
free to research and be on your own
Cons
security and permanent job
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Fun Place to Work
RESIDENT ADVISOR, STUDENT RESIDENCE (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB15 February 2018
- leadership experience
- you will learn a lot
- provides emotional support
- requires a lot of work-life balance, time-management
- gives you friends for life
Pros
flexible hours, leadership experience, bonding
Cons
stressful
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new and interesting work place
Attendant (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB14 February 2018
- being able to work with students
- learning more about the students union and the campus as a whole
- environment of the workplace is easy to adapt to
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Managing a greenhouse and assisting graduate students.
LAB ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB13 February 2018
Mostly spent in a greenhouse working for a graduate student to assist with a project. Also worked outdoors for another graduate student using mine tailings. The hardest part of the job was being in a greenhouse for a long time and putting up with hot temperatures. Learned a lot about real life academic projects.
Pros
Experience in academic projects.
Cons
Term work.
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It's a rabbit hole for post-doctoral fellows and graduate students
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 February 2018
Working at University of Manitoba as a post-doctoral fellow is like entering a sand dune. You just get sucked in without any hope of getting a permanent full-time position anywhere. The University has no program in place that can facilitate intake of trained personnel leading to brain drain.
Pros
Staff benefits are one of the best in industry. Good work-life balance
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Excellent learning opportunity
Social Work Field Student (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 February 2018
While working at the Student Counselling Centre, I developed basic counselling and assessment skills, documentation skills, problem solving, and goal setting skills. All of these skills have been transferable to my subsequent working opportunities. Working at the Student Counselling Centre exposed me to what it is like to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.
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challenging work, continual learning
Mechanical Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg MB31 January 2018
The typical day was any but. Never knew what could come in the door. Always faced with new things to learn/research. Politics can hinder any growth and change or improvement are slow. Great work life balance. Great benefits.
Pros
Self directed with no supervision
Cons
No growth
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Good
Student Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB31 January 2018
Coworkers and boss are great people to work with. I learned a lot about research and graduate studies. I was able to assist in every task that I wanted to which was awesome.
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Volunteer position
President (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB27 January 2018
It's a student running club. People and members are really nice. It's a good volunteer experience for the student from the University of Manitoba. Highly recommend it.
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voluntary position
Student Improvisational Coach (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB22 January 2018
Loved my time at the UofM. Was not an official position, rather a student lead initiative therefore there is not much more to add here. Indeed would like me to add at least 150 characters to move forward.
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Good team to join to build engineering skills.
Team Member (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB17 January 2018
U.M.A.T.T. is a great opportunity to build skills that are involved in the field of engineering. While on the team, I was able to learn the basics of Solid Works as well as gain experience in using the industrial band saw and drill press.
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Great for Students
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB17 January 2018
With flexible hours and the convenience of being located on campus, the Writing Tutor Program is a great job for University of Manitoba students. Get paid $15/hour but note that this is only a part time position. If you enjoy writing and find teaching rewarding, this is the job for you.
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Very close family
Administration & Database Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB17 January 2018
Work load is very manageable, tasks are mundane and day to day. Lots of repetition and photocopying. Employees are all very friendly and helpful. Overall great morale.
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Very Accomodating
Call Centre Representative (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB6 January 2018
The work place has a very warm atmosphere from the co-workers as well as the supervisor. They have a very positive outlook on the things they are doing which also influences you to do better.
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Fantastic environment to work, even better co-workers
Swim Instructor/Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  University of Manitoba3 January 2018
Hours are flexible, your co-workers are amazing and the boss is great! This job will teach you how to function in new and unique environments that equip you for other real life situations.
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Fun Place
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB18 December 2017
Good place to work especially for a student.
Gained good communication skills.
One can also learn time management skills.
Fun work environment.
Good managers.
Pros
Free Gym memership
Cons
busy in the evenings
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Friendly Environment
Admissions Assistant (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB11 December 2017
Emailing, calling and working with students on a daily basis. You will be able to learn the basics of an office environment, while enjoying the workplace culture!
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It's a post secondary institution
System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB27 November 2017
It's a post secondary institution. There isn't a ton to say. They have good hours and it's a decent place to work. But it's hard to count on having a job at the end of the day and they really really really like sticking people on terms. I spent almost my entire time there on multiple terms.
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I love working in UofM
Office Manager (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB20 November 2017
I held different positions in UofM. As better opportunities come, you are more than welcome to change positions or secondments.

Holiday, days off are AWESOME, no where else can give you 2 weeks off in Christmas and you GET PAID !! on top of your min 3 weeks vacation to start with ;) i know !

Benefits are wonderful, so far, better than public sector as my experience.

love all the family/personal days off, especially for sick family or kids. and all other entitlement are all listed in their site.

mat/pat leave is great with 45% top up from 55% EI for like 7 months.

one thing is, seniority doesn't really matter to them, they don't necessary fav the internal.. external applicants are welcome in lots of units and departments.

just be ready for a steady to busy environment, don't think you will get a job that is so free yet very best pay. reasonable pay with reasonable-to-high work load. which is already so hard to find

good luck!
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Basic
Student Assistant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB16 November 2017
What I did was go through files and shred the ones no longer needed, this was only for 2 weeks. There isn't much more to it aside from that, it was enjoyable and wouldn't mind doing it again.
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