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University of Calgary Reviews

Updated June 21, 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. "Records Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Records Management Analyst
    Former Employee - Records Management Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great people and awesome experience. Gives you chance to network and learn more about the university. Learn new skills.

    Cons

    Time there was too short but other than that I dont have anything negative to say about them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Good place to work"

    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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work if you like to work towards a higher purpose.The research is world class.

    Cons

    Salaries are modest but benefits are good.


  3. "PDF"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits
    Organization for PDF and transition in is good

    Cons

    University seems like a old boys club


  4. "graduate student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    great coworkers and career support

    Cons

    professors have no leadership training thus students are poorly led

    Advice to Management

    leadership & lab management training for professors


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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!


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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