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University of Calgary Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
130 Reviews
3.8
130 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good salaries and work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and fun environment (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Low salary, unstable job situation (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Interview of Library assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I am always interested in books, gathering and researching information, reading newspapers and magazines and generally finding out as much information as I can.

    Cons

    To be very specific, I took a lot of training as a Library assistant and was highly skilled in checking-in and checking-out library materials, assisting students with self and automatic check-in/out, updating the patron database, assisting readers with locating library materials, and shelving library materials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills which will make me be capable of assisting students in utilizing library services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work for if you are a student

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    Current Employee - Tech Support
    Current Employee - Tech Support

    I have been working at University of Calgary

    Pros

    - Work around school schedule
    - Decent pay considering student who has no experience
    - Great and supportive staff
    - Ethical

    Cons

    - No room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Reservoir characterization, microseismic analysis, seismic interpretation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very good learning experience at UofC.

    Cons

    There is nothing i can mention here.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent graduate school

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training environment for graduate students. Within certain faculties there are a lot of opportunities for scholarships and awards. Ample opportunity to attend scientific conferences.

    Cons

    Lots of variation between different faculties and supervisors. Minimum stipends and funding opportunities vary drastically between faculties, programs, and even labs. Very heavy workload in comparison to amount of pay. Even with a good (ie. $30000/year) stipend, it's hard to live in comfortably in Calgary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    research assistant

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    a good intercultural working environment

    Cons

    vacation plan is good for us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no better advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Currently employed within the Student Calling Program for fundraising initiatives.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Student Caller in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Student Caller in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Calgary as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Excellent environment for students.
    -essentially the levels of the organization (student calling program) that one will see is maintained and operated by students.
    -a considerable level of autonomy from other departments within the organization

    Cons

    -due to the nature of the business running in conjunction with the academic year, the organization only operates for two months in the summer. Otherwise, this is a job anyone would feel comfortable in as a summer work term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great student job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Navigator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Information Navigator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Calgary part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Always happy with the role. Being an info navigator meant being part of a cohesive and efficient team.
    The job is great at teaching a variety of skills without being overwhelming

    Cons

    During the down time, the library might navigator job might seem like it is a thankless role
    Occasionally clients can be difficult to handle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider to approach graduating student for promotion to other parts of the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Comforting Advancement Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Research Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Research Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Calgary part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was hired by one of my professors during my educational career here at the Haskayne School of Business. I worked for 10 months as a Marketing Research Assistant. It was very convenient, comfortable, and allowed me to interact with many students and professors. It looks great on my resume and I have a great reference (Mehdi Mourali) from it.

    Cons

    There was a hiccup in getting my first pay deposit, but other than that I don't have any complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My interview process was very comfortable but I have interviewed for other positions and having that many people in the room can be very intimidating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    GIS Internship

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    Former Intern - GIS Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - GIS Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Calgary as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoy the very flexible work hours.

    Cons

    No real cons, it was good working there.

  11.  

    lab supervisor

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    Current Employee - Lab Supervisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lab Supervisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good working environment and nice supervisor.

    Cons

    only 10 hours a week, that's too less

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