Bow Valley College

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Bow Valley College Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work, bad management in the English Language Learning Department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Instructor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Bow Valley College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues, benefits (if full-time), vacation time is outstanding for instructors, the culture (within departments) is positive, overall, but communication between departments is not great.

    Cons

    Very corporate, lack of imagination in the English Language Learning Department, senior management at times appears to be more concerned with public image than with student experiences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the instructors do their jobs without micromanaging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Unfortunate situation that never resolved

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Accounting Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Accounting Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Bow Valley College full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - constant busy work environment
    - overall college emphasis on student practical education is strong

    Cons

    - very poor training system: individual is required to train self in systems, but is not allowed the opportunity to train due to audit/ work requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - delegate projects with direct reports to the director; allow your staff to show their abilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good Compensation and Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Institutional Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Institutional Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Bow Valley College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The College provides good work/life balance, and great compensation and benefits. Most of the people that I have worked with are very nice.

    Cons

    There is not much space to move up. Lack of sound business processes, and lack of good leardership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Public Service Stereotypes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bow Valley College full-time

    Pros

    Educational discounts on products, one week off at Christmas

    Cons

    Poor work ethic of staff. Like the old days of the government job. Friends and family get precedence. Low productivity, lack of integrity, heavy office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a cleaning of the house. There is a serious lack of dynamism in here and the tired leadership needs to be pushed out if this school is serious about succeeding in the ever competitive world of delivering education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good employment experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communication Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Communication Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Bow Valley College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people willing to work to make things better. Fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salary not terribly competitive but to be expected in this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on documenting and improving processes. Learn from industries other than post-secondaries.

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