University of Calgary Reviews

Updated 1 Jun 2020

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4.0
84%
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University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon
Elizabeth Cannon
218 Ratings
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  • "low salary compared with the industry(in 20 reviews)

  • "no cons that i can think of other than parking(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "U of C"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Great hours and benefits, and retirement plan.

    Cons

    It is a fast pace environment.

    University of Calgary2020-05-29
  2. "Great University"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, networking, teaching, and mentorship opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of autonomy, work more than 40 h/week

    University of Calgary2020-05-23
  3. "Graduate researcher/ teaching assistant"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    World class researchers with good laboratory facilities

    Cons

    Graduate student wage/stipend is very low

    University of Calgary2020-06-01
  4. "Best security experts"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Security is the best thing

    Cons

    Networking and coding skills is not up to the mark

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    University of Calgary2020-05-15
  5. "ASST prof"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Calgary, AB

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Good place to live and good university for the size of the province

    Cons

    Economy is tied to oil, and so is the budget

    University of Calgary2020-04-22
  6. "Good Organization"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Calgary, AB

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    There were great benefits and employment support

    Cons

    The salary is not usually negotiable based on funding for certain projects in research

    University of Calgary2020-04-13
  7. "Awesome"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gymnastics Coach in Cochrane, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    - good staff - fun to work at

    Cons

    - nothing, it has been completely positive

    University of Calgary2020-04-08
  8. "Good benefits"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Alberta in Calgary, AB
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Big Union Decent colleagues

    Cons

    Bureaucracy Bad HR Sometimes hard to advance career

    University of Calgary2020-04-23
  9. "great start place for recent graduates"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    great time flexibility, nice people to work with

    Cons

    difficult to have a career path for non-phds

    University of Calgary2020-04-07
  10. "Nothing special"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bookstore Clerk/Cashier in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Convenient work for students on-campus

    Cons

    Would rather be doing something else. Try research, internships or other forms of work over summers.

    University of Calgary2020-04-19
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