University of Calgary Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Apr 17, 2020

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University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon
Elizabeth Cannon
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  1. "UCalgary Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    University of Calgary is a great place to work. The benefits are great and there is a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of competition.

    University of Calgary2019-10-28
  2. "review for UofC"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    overall culture is not good

    University of Calgary2020-04-17
  3. "Big Changes"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Really good work life balance

    Cons

    Massive organization restructuring due to budget cuts

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    University of Calgary2020-02-13
  4. "Coordinator"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Coordinator, International Sales 

    I worked at University of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary with good benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance can be improved

    University of Calgary2020-01-23
  5. "Secure job, low pay"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Aide 

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Job security, Benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay, atmosphere, not very fast paced

    University of Calgary2020-01-17
  6. "Excellent research, inconsistent top management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - World leading researchers (obviously this depends on your field) - Competitive salaries and benefits - Transparent compensation plans - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy; often projects required approvals from several departments and these departments don't communicate, resulting in multiple meetings to explain the same issues multiple times - Management heavy; not uncommon at Universities, but it often seemed like top management was more focused on increasing the size of the institution, rather than improving the quality of research

    University of Calgary2019-10-01
  7. "worked 4 semesters"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The university provide promising opportunities and work-life balance. The online time-report system is simple and clear. The leader supports personal development of the employees.

    Cons

    The cons belong to the climate of Calgary, not the University. The weather make it not easy to get to work on winter mornings.

    University of Calgary2019-09-26
  8. "Dynamic Work Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing collaborators, good research support.

    Cons

    Managing work-life balance can be difficult.

    University of Calgary2019-09-20
  9. "Is this a good place to work?"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar 

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    thriving research community, excellent dean

    Cons

    competitive, not always a great work life balance

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    University of Calgary2019-08-29
  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Web Content Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment, good benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Contact workers tend to be left out of meetings because they are temp

    University of Calgary2019-08-20
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