University of Calgary Reviews | Glassdoor

University of Calgary Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
289 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

289 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • Low salaries but the pros can mitigate the cons (in 9 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great to Place to work. Love the work environment

    Cons

    Calgary is cold .. in winter time


  2. "Post-doctoral fellowship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PDF in Foothills, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - PDF in Foothills, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of research opportunity when there is funding available.

    Cons

    Parking is limited and very expensive.


  3. "Great Leadership, beautiful campus."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UofC is a great place to work. Strong leadership, flexible hours for MAPS, good benefits.

    Cons

    No raises for past 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Decent place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    - Friendly work environment
    - Flexible hours
    - Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited hours for part-time and weekdays only


  6. "An IT Department in transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great individuals to work with, good relationships across campus, challenging work

    Cons

    Vision and Direction issues within the IT department. Tough to contribute to higher level goals without communication.

    Advice to Management

    Communication regarding vision and direction must come from the top and be visible at every level within the department


  7. "Great employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Occupational Health Nurse in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Occupational Health Nurse in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package offers flexible option. Pension for most job classifications.
    Flexible work hours.
    Accessible location that's easy to get to.

    Cons

    Currently a salary freeze. Can be difficult to navigate the organization and have initiatives and projects pushed though. It's very large and complex.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging work life balance


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great university"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    being able to advance education while working, flexible schedule, challenging work

    Cons

    work culture is becoming more like for-profit industry (not something to be proud of).

    Advice to Management

    great university with lots of potential. however expenses can be better managed. Leadership / HR needs to value internal employees over externals


  9. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment. Good benefits ( 3 weeks paid vacation and sick leave). Collaborative atmosphere between labs and supervisors. Conference opportunity to present your work.

    Cons

    You don't get promoted to higher level. If you start as an assistant, you will retire as an assistant. Your job security is dependent on grant.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the pay structure according to the year of experience. Would be better to have a meeting with the HR to review your experience yearly.


  10. "Not a bad place to learn things"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of labs and equipment in engineering department. Lots of knowledgeable people working here.

    Cons

    low payment, lots of people who are doing nothing, but their salaries are very high. Overall, not a good place for a resech assistant or associate or technician.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of lazy people ...


  11. "internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Calgary (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    low salary, bad work environment

    Advice to Management

    be more clear what to do for coop student


Showing 289 of 321 reviews
Reset Filters