Brock University Reviews

Updated May 10, 2015
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  1. Brock

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brock University

    Pros

    Great professors. Small class sizes. Team based learning.

    Cons

    Lecture halls should be more technology friendly.


  2. 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)

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

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

    Pros

    They have good facilities and buildings.

    Cons

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


  3. 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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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  5. 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)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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    Brock University Students' Union Review

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As always, there are passionate, exceptional employees who go above and beyond the call of duty an create a friendly and energetic atmosphere.

    Cons

    Office politics play a key role in the administration portion of this organization, mainly with relation to who is dating and/ or sleeping with who.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously, starting from scratch might be the best option for this not for profit and its lack of strategy.


  7. Excellent college experience and real-life skills development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brock University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Accessible profs and personalized approach. Good industry network

    Cons

    No significant disadvantages. International placement service need focus


  8. profession and forward thinking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brock University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    instructors are well qualified,, care about their field and care about their students....

    Cons

    management and unions make work environment complicated


  9. Great opportunity to learn buget

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    Current Employee - Financial Planning Analyst in St. Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Planning Analyst in St. Catharines, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is interesting with opportunity to improve my technical skills in MS Excel and ability of data analysis

    Cons

    Projects seemed limited. The old system makes my work efficiency getting lower and lower.

    Advice to Management

    Purchase new ERP system for the entire university financial system


  10. Financial analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brock University

    Pros

    high salaries, friendly work environment, supervisor is very helpful, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    everything is fine compared to tons of other companies, I believe everyone wants to work here.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (1)

    It was awful.

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

    I worked at Brock University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a student there then you save commuting time by working there.

    Cons

    You will not grow. Supervisors are nasty.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect.



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