University of Calgary
3.5 of 5 88 reviews
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University of Calgary Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014

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76% Approve of the CEO

University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon

Elizabeth Cannon

(29 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "For the most part, work-life balance is well supported by leadership"
    in 8 reviews
  • "The general pros of academia: flexible hours, minimal oversight"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "No real cons, it was good working there"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Eyes High Goals nice on paper, but implementation is more than questionable"
    in 2 reviews
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Great student job

Information Navigator (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

ProsAlways 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

ConsDuring 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 Senior ManagementConsider to approach graduating student for promotion to other parts of the organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Comforting Advancement Opportunity

Marketing Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

ProsI 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.

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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GIS Analyst (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

ProsEnjoy the very flexible work hours.

ConsNo real cons, it was good working there.

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

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

Prosgood working environment and nice supervisor.

Consonly 10 hours a week, that's too less

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Amazing work environment!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Calgary part-time

Pros- great coworkers
- interesting and fun work
- very transparent
- tight knit work environment

Cons- not the best wages
- fewer hours than you'd expect, great for a part-time job as a student

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work experience

Graduate Student Researcher (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at University of Calgary full-time for more than a year

ProsI participated in a variety of research experience at the university of calgary. I really enjoyed the flexible hours, great colleagues, and goal orientated approach.

Conswell, there is a thing as too much flexibility. sometimes goals were unclear and upper management distant. also very little external motivation

Advice to Senior ManagementMore interaction with researchers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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GOOD Employment oppotunity if you are a good student

Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at University of Calgary as a contractor for less than a year

ProsEASY work depending on who is your TA professor, sometimes it is really cool when you have not so much study burden.

ConsI have no cons on this one.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sports Club Instructor (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Calgary part-time for more than 10 years

ProsOpen to new ideas. Accessible for consultations.

ConsLow pay; Operating expenses not recoverable.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore active promotions of the Sports Club activities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

ProsPeople are friendly. professors are responsible.

ConsShould be more services for international students

Advice to Senior ManagementHope the tuition fee would be lower.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a dynamic environment which provided a lot of opportunities to learn and further skills

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Calgary

Prosmulti-dimensional teams
good people
loads of learning opportunities

ConsOverall I found things very good. I worked within a medical research environment and found the politics a bit tedious but was able, for the most part, to avoid that aspect.

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways remember the little people....without them, the research wouldn't get done...sometimes, small rewards or a positive remark can go a long way.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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