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University of Calgary Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • Low salaries but the pros can mitigate the cons (in 9 reviews)

  • Local industry mostly oil and gas (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    great learning and work environment

    Cons

    a bit low paid but good number of vacation days


  2. "not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly, helpful-i had a great social life

    Cons

    more infrastructure is needed in terms of equipment


  3. "part time finance assistant"

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    Current Employee - Finance Advisor
    Current Employee - Finance Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    co-works are very nice. i love the environment. i enjoy working with them. i leant a lot and they helped me a lot.

    Cons

    the salary is only the lowest level


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  5. "Isolated but striving for innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Some very successful departments
    Provincial funding opportunities
    Mountains

    Cons

    Lacks connectivity and visibility of a greater metropolis
    Winter


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    "Great University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Liberty and freedom to do your assigned tasks

    Cons

    Can improve the lab facilities and infrastructure


  7. "Cobsultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed being part of a great team. My work was meaningful and valued.

    Cons

    Would have preferred to engage in part time employment.

    Advice to Management

    Make more part time opportunities available.


  8. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nice people, great science

    Cons

    Find a lab you like or be miserable


  9. "UofC review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Great research university
    Great funding
    great place Calgary, very clean
    friendly people

    Cons

    Very cold during winter as low as -30 to -40 deg c


  10. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    - get to do homework while at work
    - easy work
    - amazing co-workers

    Cons

    - only limited shifts
    - limited benefits

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Coordination Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    large institution, potential to grow

    Cons

    contract position, lack of dedicated working space


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