Concordia University Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  • For me it is a good opportunity the simulate the real work environment and face different challenges (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay and working hours not that stressful (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very little career growth path across teams, dept (in 2 reviews)

  • Very low pay scale, No significant growth chance (in 2 reviews)

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  1. I worked as the weight room and gym supervisor. I monitored the gym and made sure only Concordia students entered

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Concordia University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The work hours were very flexible and I was always able to get another shift or give my shift away when I could not work

    Cons

    It was difficult to deal with people who do not abide to the rules of the weight room

    Advice to Management

    Improvements to the facilities


  2. teaching assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Concordia University (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    * Organized environment
    * new learning opputunities

    Cons

    *too much work
    *no flexible timings


  3. Meh, not the worst job, but not a great one

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Concordia University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free fruit for the first 5 people per day (out of a company of 200)
    Free cereal (selection used to be better, but they're cutting the budget)
    Free beer once a month
    Free coffee and tea
    Only standard benefits. Don't expect to get anything extra
    You get to eat the scraps from the heads of departments every once in a while
    When facilities orders food for everyone, there will occasionally be enough for everyone.

    Free dinner if you work 3+ hours of overtime.
    Location is decent, not as good as the other big VFX studio in the Old Port

    You get to watch the movies you work on for free

    Cons

    Hours are 9 to 6 (1 hr unpaid mandatory lunch)
    Lots of overtime (production isn't good a scheduling)
    Too much politics
    Job security terrible for those starting out
    Not much opportunity to learn on the job
    My fiancé told me this job made me a bitter person, lol.
    I can't say I learned a satisfactory amount on the job

    Paid parking

    Advice to Management

    Quit the BS. Keep your promises. Stand up for the your employees. Quit the drama


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  5. Teaching assistance

    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Concordia University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice experience, its a great learning opportunity , nice place to do networking and gain teaching experience, a lot of personal development and skill development opportunities. healthy atmosphere.

    Cons

    bad administration
    less pay.
    sometimes things are not clear. no coordination between departments and administration. under rated. less funds.


  6. A graduate research assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant (M A Sc ) in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant (M A Sc ) in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Concordia University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy jobs, young environment

    Cons

    very unorganized, always delay in payments


  7. Average uiversity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Concordia University

    Pros

    Tution fees are less.. Nice coursework

    Cons

    Bad job scenario after graduation.

    Advice to Management

    Good management. Professors are really good


  8. lacking

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part-time Professor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Part-time Professor in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Concordia University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Autonomy of decision making re: curriculum and syllabus

    Cons

    Institution does not care about it's part-timers, and treats us as expendable and unimportant.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that over 50% of your professors work in a part-time capacity - this is an enormous percentage of your workforce. You need to treat us with greater respect.


  9. Part time Teaching Assistant (Sciences)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Teaching Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Part Time Teaching Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Concordia University

    Pros

    When you are within the time limits of the program it is an ok place to work. Change is coming though which should make it more competitive in terms of yearly salary compared to expected work load.

    Cons

    When you are a teaching assistant part time your pay goes down to a lower rate despite the fact that you have been working there for over three years (Ph.D.) or two years (M.Sc.). That's pure unadulterated exploitation that needs to be addressed!

    Advice to Management

    You should re-consider the rate per hour for Teaching assistants, it is far too low for the amount of work we have to do and insulting when we have to do the same work at a lower rate because we have gone over the time limit.



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