University of Calgary

University of Calgary Reviews

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University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon
Elizabeth Cannon
38 Ratings

    Not bad if you are an actual employee

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time (more than an year)


    Salary is competitive and benefits are very good. Excellent health plan and health spending account. Company pension plan is always a plus. Unionized. Lots of services available to staff on campus, doctors, massage, chrio, optometrist, dentists, pharmacy.


    union protects the weak, so it can be hard to get rid of dead weight. it is also difficult to get a position. Trainees are not considered employees and have different benefits and are not unionized. Trainees are paid poorly. the politics at an educational institution are hard to deal with, lots of red tape.

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University of Calgary Interviews

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Calgary in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, process took around 4 weeks after the position was closed. Got a call to schedule for an interview. There were 3 interviewers: HR Advisor, Department Officer, Department Team Lead - all took turns asking questions and took down notes.

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Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1966
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction – Eyes High – to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary. Ranked as the top university in Canada under the age of 50, the University of Calgary is a comprehensive academic and research... More

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