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Updated August 19, 2018
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  • "Low salary for full time, having students as target" (in 15 reviews)

  • "There's school wide focus on oil and gas - even in CS department" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Phd Candidate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    UofC is attracting top-level professors and also receiving lots of funding. Thus there are new and high-tech equipment for an awesome research experience

    Cons

    I really have no cons, It was the best decision I could make for a PhD student position.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work, independence, and flexibility.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "Ok"

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

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Very dependent on the lab that you're with. Some do cutting edge stuff, some is blah.

    Cons

    Not that many, could be tedious


  4. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Great research groups, great core facilities, lots of activities and seminars to attend

    Cons

    Smaller University with less funding


  5. "My time at UofC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Continuing education course credits
    Relaxed pace

    Cons

    Low base compensation
    Many lifers

    Advice to Management

    Need to foster a stronger mentorship culture


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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


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