University of Calgary Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon
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Pros
  • good salaries and work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • The general pros of academia: flexible hours, minimal oversight (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Underpaid, upper management/ethics has a lot of overhead and it takes time to get a reply from them (in 3 reviews)

  • No real cons, it was good working there (in 3 reviews)

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  1. a good university

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Alberta in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Alberta in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice people and nice environment

    Cons

    old equipment with a decreasing funding

    Advice to Management

    increase funding


  2. Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning a lot of stuffs and earning money when you are still a student. Environment is good and friendly.

    Cons

    Take a lot of time. As a graduate student, I have to do research and take courses and teaching as an assistant will take up a lot of time.

    Advice to Management

    If you have other large scholarship, you can choose not to be a teaching assistant. But working as a teaching assistant will give you another chance to improve yourself.


  3. Postdoctoral fellow

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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

    Pros

    Very nice work atmosphere with a lot of friendly people.

    Cons

    Low salaries and low travel allowance allocated for attending conferences.


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  5. Data Analyst and Business Intelligence Developer (Research Associate)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst and Business Intelligence Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst and Business Intelligence Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities available to learn and grow professionally and earning money while studying. Friendly environment and Professors are excellent to work with.

    Cons

    Low salaries but at same time scholarships are available as well.


  6. R & D

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    Current Contractor - Research Scientist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Research Scientist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Calgary as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have a PhD in medical science. my interested area is on Academy, research

    Cons

    Beside of work I like to do sport and playing music

    Advice to Management

    I believe in each step pf work must me on time and well organized with future goal


  7. Teaching assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professor was excellent to work for

    Cons

    Pay is pretty poor, but at that time, couldn't be choosy


  8. Not Enough Funding for Electrical Engineers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am just writing these as a research assistance for electrical and computer engineering department. This department has very low source of funding from industry for many fields in electrical. Flexible hours and cheap food can be mentioned as advantages.

    Cons

    The pressure is high. Your situation is completely depend on your supervisor or profs that you are working with.


  9. Good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    We have a great team. The hours are good hours. Flexible schedule in summer. Also has good benefits. Location is perfect for current students.

    Cons

    no opportunity to grow repetitive job

    Advice to Management

    Great director!


  10. Loved it!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Graduate Program Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Graduate Program Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary as a contractor

    Pros

    Very inspiring to come to work everyday with people who love what they do. Professors are very dedicated to their students which was awesome to see. Great training ground!

    Cons

    Union role so salaries are capped.

    Advice to Management

    Continuing doing what you are doing. lots of upward mobility as well as mobility between business units. Loved my time there.


  11. Very enjoyable experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High quality grad students and profs. Excellent instrumentation department.

    Cons

    Some labs a but run down



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