University of Calgary

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Used to be excellent

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at University of Calgary full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Close to Canadian Oil & Gas center
Easy to find job

Cons

No more good professors
Industry doesn't value research in oil and gas
Industry forces the university to give out BSc graduates and no more! They want fresh engineers and import technology from the US.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce the number of graduate students
Increase the stipend of graduate students
Hire more reputable professors
Separate Petroleum department from Chemical Engineering
Fire some of the professors

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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    Graduate student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly. professors are responsible.

    Cons

    Should be more services for international students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope the tuition fee would be lower.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great benefits but management salaries aren't competitive - few salary increases except for unionized staff and faculty.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are excellent flexible medical benefits as well as education benefits for the employee and family members. Staff receive a higher than average amount of vacation days (15 to start for unionized staff and 20 for management) plus other flexible days. The organization is closed between Christmas and New Years - employees don't have to use their vacation allotment in order to get this time off. For the most part, work-life balance is well supported by leadership.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive, particularly for management staff (non-union and non-faculty). Rewards and recognition are sparse and the performance evaluation system is poorly designed and executed. It is supposed to be tied to "pay for performance"; however, the management group rarely sees salary increases and the results of evaluations can be skewed in order to avoid increasing compensation. Spending is not as transparent as senior leadership would have staff and the public believe, and although accountability has been promoted as a priority, it doesn't seem to be as holistic as intended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize management staff with market comparable salaries and annual increases; improve the performance evaluation system and hold leadership accountable for how they evaluate and compensate employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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