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Concordia University Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
86 Reviews
3.7
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Pros
  • For me it is a good opportunity the simulate the real work environment and face different challenges (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits and working hours (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Some political issues at the senior management level that still need to be resolved (in 2 reviews)

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Concordia University

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Improvements to the facilities

    Recommends
  2.  

    Teaching assistance

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

    I have been working at Concordia University as a contractor (more than an 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.

  3.  

    A graduate research assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant (M A Sc ) in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant (M A Sc ) in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy jobs, young environment

    Cons

    very unorganized, always delay in payments

    Doesn't Recommend
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    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 ManagementAdvice

    Good management. Professors are really good

  6.  

    lacking

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Part time Teaching Assistant (Sciences)

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    • Senior Management
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    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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