Concordia University

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Concordia University Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
96 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    Research/Teaching Assistant

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

    I have been working at Concordia University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Concordia has great labs and they would easily upgrade/purchase equipment.

    Cons

    The supervisors are not really into following students progress and most of them are busy with their own business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A good student job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Concordia University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Friendly Environment
    -Management are very understanding of employees since we are all students. They are very lenient if you give them one week notice that you want to take a day off.

    Cons

    -Not enough employees during rush time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Alright place to work, depending on the department.

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

    I worked at Concordia University as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job, and far from the quality of management of McGill.

    Cons

    Stressful during final weeks of semesters

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Concordia IT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

    I have been working at Concordia University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. Competitive Salary. Personal days, 20+ vacation days at time of hire.

    If you are looking for a quiet job & your priorities are your family/friends - Concordia is the place for you.

    Cons

    Union Shop. Which leads to a lack of ambition & restrictions because of your job profile. For example, if you'd like to expand your skillset & take on new & different responsibilities, management & colleagues will tell you that it's not in your job profile. Even if you'd like to help out & there is a clear demand for it, you will be told don't do this, it's not your job. On a quiet day when you have little do do & others are running around, you will be told to do nothing.

    Disorganized management & compartmentalization. Very big 'Silo Factor'. No one speaks to each other at Concordia. Decisions will be made that only affect a certain area without taking into consideration other departments, or even consulting them. Widespread discussion, even by way of a message board or mailing lists are discouraged.

    Questionable hiring practices. Rather than hiring the most qualified individual, the University will hire a friend. If you do not have a contact on the inside, your chances are significantly lower. Management will compose a job description tailored to one specific individual in order to eliminate potential application competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency.

    Management should encourage employees to develop themselves rather than settle into one particular position.

    Hire less people. Too many employees are sitting idle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    technical admin

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Concordia University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. no training opportunity. good vacation plan.
    benefits is OK.

    Cons

    compensation is OK, not very competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good place depending on who is your supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Concordia University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Less stress and pressure than other universities

    Cons

    Less funding than other universities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review profile of all professors

    Recommends
  8.  

    student at concordia

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Concordia University

    Pros

    flexible schedules, up to date tech environment, good instructors if u can choose them right, easy to contact teachers

    Cons

    hard to contact TAs, not enough study rooms, elevator issues are too often/not enough elevators

    Recommends
  9.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Concordia University as an intern

    Pros

    Great learning experience for students

    Cons

    There is no pressure. Students have to put efforts on their own.

  10.  

    a good starter job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Concordia University as a contractor

    Pros

    Good benefits and not too much micromanaging. Students are of mixed talent, but motivated and responsible. Montreal is a fantastic city in which to live and work, and Concordia is convenient to commute to from anywhere in the city.

    Cons

    Administration is a basket case. Certain cases of hiring and tenure have been questionable over the last few years. The province of Quebec is broke and is cutting university budgets like mad. Class-sizes are large and only getting larger, and the downtown campus is stuffed to capacity.

  11.  

    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 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.

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