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innovative
Sessional Lecturer (Former Employee) –  Saskatchewan12 October 2018
The University of Saskatchewan is the largest education institution in the province and has the most extensive programming in the region. It is usually a middle of the pack university by Canadian standards.
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highly currupted
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK28 August 2018
Highly corrupted Senior Administration. Lots of politics. Most of the faculty members are there to pursue their salary. I do not perceived any ethical maturity from most of the faculty members.
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poor pay
Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee) –  University of Saskatchewan15 August 2018
they dont pay very well, training not great. most employees have been there for many years and are set in their ways. Not open to new comers.
Great events on campus,
poor benefitd
beautiful setting
once had acces to gyn not they look that away
Pros
beautiful location
Cons
poor pay and benefits
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Good place
Mitacs Globalink Internship (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon9 August 2018
There are several ongoing training opportunities, and depending on who your Director is, you could have an amazing direct team experience, too. Friendly stuff
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Fun place, Terrible Management
Grounds Crew (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK5 August 2018
Fun place to work, loved the people who worked the summer position as well HOWEVER. The higher ups are nothing but manipulative and terrible at organizing their staff. Also most other staff members in other departments are constantly out to get others in trouble. anything from taking a water break will be photographed on someones cell phone and sent to the boss and you will be disciplined, still don't know what those people do for work because they seem to do nothing but sit and take pictures of us all day. So again great place to meet people, terrible dysfunctional atmosphere.
Pros
decent pay, the odd free lunch
Cons
terrible atmosphere, constant backstabbing, dysfunctional higher up employees
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work place
Research associate (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK23 July 2018
the work place is good. nice chair and nice desk
the colleague are friendly.
i learn a lot about Matlab program.
I learn some knowledge about electrical current
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Fallen from grace
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK16 July 2018
This used to be a great place to work however years of management upheaval, provincial budget cuts and an ill-prepared shift in the direction of the institution has taken its toll. It will be years before the recent turmoil settles (assuming future decisions are made with more forethought). This is not a well-supported and high-performing place to be at the moment. The post-secondary sector has always been unique, but those looking to join to this institution from private industry should do so with eyes wide open.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Scattershot management
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Excellent work place
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK18 May 2018
Measure different kind of seeds, and observe their growth. Practice my patience and who to work with different kind of cultures. Everyone here is very kind and helpful with others. The most important part of this job will be the data collect and analyze.
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fun and productive
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK7 May 2018
i have been an RA for two years and its been an adventure the only problem is that the pay is low compare to the work you do. i believe that if the pay is increased the job will be worth going for.
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Good working environment
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK29 April 2018
The University of Saskatchewan provides you with the possibility to work on the field that you are interested in, while at the same time acquiring new knowledge.
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Great Learning Experience
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK10 April 2018
A good experience to work. Helping throughout the tenure and guiding through each and every step which gives a feeling for personal attention to almost everyone.
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Excellent place to study and learn. Faculty are friendly and helpful. Have time for each student.
Teaching/Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK9 April 2018
A typical day starts with reading and responding to emails to get what you have to do for the day. Time management is a key part of the research assistant. Good advisory committee to guide you complete your research study. I enjoyed the weekly seminars organized by the department of agriculture and bio-resource.
Pros
Excellent academic environment
Cons
Many homework assignment
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great place to work
Taxprep assistant (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK7 April 2018
I worked as the Taxprep assistant, particularly during the tax season. my duties include organizing volunteers and clients to make sure everything works well.
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Academic capitalism trumps public good
Sessional Instructor (Former Employee) –  Edwards School of Business6 April 2018
The so-called "instructional practitioner" designation at the Edwards School of Business (ESB) is very telling. Knowledge is demeaned to "just another market commodity." If present expansions in part-time contingent faculty continues, two-thirds of the "faculty" consists of "adjuncts" hired on poor paying, short-term contracts--to teach off-the-shelf and Web-based material they themselves have not created. What sort of society could conceivably benefit from the replacement of scholars with manufactured employees--each programmed according to pre-packaged content taught them by poorly qualified precarious labour. This new and expanding cadre of administrative bureaucrats have little or no teaching background and, if this trend continues, degrees from the ESB will turn out to be little more than expensive fishing licenses for fished-out lakes, rivers and streams. This increasing infestation of all-administrative universities amounts to a form of "leadership" that--metaphorically--resembles hoards of lemmings playing follow-the-leader over the cliff edge.

The Edwards School of Business is just another business for selling loans.
Pros
The students are great and amazing.
Cons
The administration are accountants, with no teacher training in education.
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Work alone from home mostly
Student Assistant, Accounting Department (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK22 March 2018
It is a good place, although my job is only on a winter term basis but if you were to get employment in another area there are lots of opportunity to grow. They pay good living wages and offer lots of support.

I mark other students assignments so my work is done from home on my computer.
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the quality of your experience depends on the department
Administrative Support (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK20 March 2018
Even though most employees are part of a union, it is very difficult to make upper management and executive understand how very uneven the quality of middle management is on campus; it is almost unheard of for a person to be able to build skills and experience to move up from a lower CUPE position to anything higher.
Pros
wonderful environment especially if you want to study here too
Cons
not enough done to gauge the reality of all staff experience on campus
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Desirable Workplace
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK2 March 2018
Learned how to instruct undergraduate students inside lab.
Enjoyed demonstrating the students about labwork.
Enjoyed organizing and cleaning up before and after the lab.
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Enjoy people
Office Clerk (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK1 March 2018
Toxic work environment with leaders, Learnt not to trust any one, leaving students difficult, student appr├ęciated my effort. My office once a hallway, very creative.
Pros
Some Freedom with time
Cons
Like a bunch of big kids
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Comment – 9 May 2018

When I was on campus my office also was an entrance! It had no neat or windows...

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Great Learning Experience
Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK27 February 2018
Working in an academic culture is completely different than most. Learning how to navigate through that can be hard.
Great people in the office, managers were ok.
Pros
spent more on parking than on gas
Cons
very little work to do
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Excellent
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK17 February 2018
The job gives me the opportunity to develop my research skills. I am being supervised by a Professor who I deem to be the best in research as far as Aboriginal Law is concerned. Hence, he engages me with challenging questions that requires hard work to answer.
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