Brock University Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Accounting Analyst

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    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Brock University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing working environment, nice people, good pay

    Cons

    The financial system is not good

    Advice to Management

    ERP system for financial department is necessary


  2. Student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing place to study theater

    Cons

    Lots of writing in theater schooling

    Advice to Management

    Make learning practical


  3. Fair student job

    Current Employee - Communications Assistant
    Current Employee - Communications Assistant

    I have been working at Brock University (More than a year)

    Pros

    You actually learn skills Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Too much politics They don't expect too much development


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  5. Upward mobility very difficult

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours, both unionized and non-unionized environment, slightly above average pay, great benefits, perk of free tuition. Very nice environment on the escarpment. Improvements to buildings seem to be slow but sure.

    Cons

    Very political environment, departmentalized, unstable, layoffs looming, job insecurity, financial cuts and lay offs start at the bottom when they should be looking at the plethora of Sunshine Club members and their function. Hiring practices are somewhat suspect.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the little people that carry the university and are your front line.


  6. Hospitality Services

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Brock University Hospitality had great staff, everyone was very welcoming and kind. Staff were offered dinner when they were on shift if there was food at the event. Management did not micromanage.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, due to the nature of the business, shifts were only available when there were hospitality events. Because of that, this job likely wouldn't be enough for someone who had to work regularly, but it was great for students!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work :) I really enjoyed my time worked at Brock. I met a number of great people who I've been able to stay in contact with. You created a great atmosphere to work in.


  7. Proctor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in St. Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in St. Catharines, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Brock University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, and support from the staff and administration It provides a good exposure to assisting university students in their studies.

    Cons

    Sporadic hours, don't have the ability to select which times are most suitable. The pay scale is fixed and dependent on your status within the university hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    The advice to management would be to provide greater opportunities to upper year undergraduate students along with master students who are more up-to-date with the information.


  8. Brock

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great professors. Small class sizes. Team based learning.

    Cons

    Lecture halls should be more technology friendly.


  9. It is all average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Brock University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have good facilities and buildings.

    Cons

    They pay all the useless old guys and 60% of them are stupid.


  10. If you enjoy the seminar system as part of an UG curriculum this is the place for you

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brock University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professors, for the most part, offer you a generous amount of time to complete marking of papers and exams - relative to the amount stipulated in the contracts.

    Cons

    You feel beholden to the undergraduate student population that may or may not care much for what they are studying - for post-secondary educational institution, the academic curiosity you expect out of a university is sorely lacking. To some degree, this also holds true for faculty who are often more concerned with publication than either pedagogy or genuine love of learning.

    Advice to Management

    Become much less slavish to students and to faculty. Develop a backbone. Become less concerned with doling out meaningless degrees and more concerned with making those degrees relevant.


  11. Great time for student staff positions, excellent hours, flexible and training is provided in depth to allow students to

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    Former Employee - Student Staff in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Student Staff in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brock University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All staff members are great Training is good Flexible timing around class schedule Work is usually dependent on your area of expertise Nothing you cannot manage

    Cons

    Pay is minimum wage Sometimes hierarchy of management is very confusing Sometimes will get very political and will need to deal with a lot of restrictions

    Advice to Management

    Set guidelines for staff to ensure that they are getting the most out of the position and performing at their best.



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