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Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Low salary for full time, having students as target (in 14 reviews)

  • There's school wide focus on oil and gas - even in CS department (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Research Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, pension available, interesting work

    Cons

    Low salaries, to much administrative work that takes away from research activities, Benefits not great. Techs paid off of grants so no long term stability. Many entry level jobs now require a PhD.

    Advice to Management

    Do something about salaries and job profiles (do not reflect what research techs do)


  2. "IT Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive MBA Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Executive MBA Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very encouraging and collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Less no. of work hours

  3. "Facility Scheduling Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Scheduling Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Facility Scheduling Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment is always evolving

    Cons

    I don't see any cons working here


  4. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are many school event which everyone can participate

    Cons

    the classroom size are too big


  5. "Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    So many opportunities and potential for advancement.

    Cons

    Had to commute from outside the city everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs better leadership training.


  6. "University of Calgary - PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the environment is friendly and suitable for the international student. The application was straightforward, and the professors are experts in their field.

    Cons

    There are not many Research and development companies in Calgary in my field which is machine learning. So, if you want to work for example as a research scientist, you may are needed to move from the Calgary.

    Advice to Management

    The University of Calgary has a very good relationship with the companies in the oil and gas. If the university increases its relationship with other industries will be a positive change.


  7. "good for a temporary employment if you can't get a permanent posistion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    good benefits even for temporary workers

    Cons

    I have nothing to complaint

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, can work on many projects.

    Cons

    Work experience largely depends on lead investigator


  9. "Students part-time"

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    Current Employee - Learning Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Learning Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place for a flexible part-time job, either working for a library or department .

    Cons

    Not as I thought of so far.


  10. "Adjunct professor"

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    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 part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work in the industrial sector and collaborate with Univ, supervise grad students, etc.

    Cons

    There is no space (shared or otherwise) allocation for adjuncts. I meet with my students in coffee shops or in conference rooms, which can be inconvenient

    Advice to Management

    Allocate space for adjuncts and part time faculty


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