Conestoga College Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. College

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    not far workplace when a student

    Cons

    Not easy to get a great schedule

    Advice to Management

    More meetings would help


  2. Instructor

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Instructor in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Conestoga College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of overall leadership

    Advice to Management

    Establish clear, obtainable goals and support your team in achieving them.


  3. Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Conestoga College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment and learning opportunity

    Cons

    not enough hours to work

    Advice to Management

    Lunch and Learns


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  5. Great Work Enviroment

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    Current Employee - Support Staff in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Conestoga College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    team focus, contributing to student success, generous benefits, growing industry

    Cons

    high workload - with the rapidly increasing student enrollment, the staff to student ratio can be overwhelming at peak times each semester.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the job market when adding new programs and or increasing enrollment numbers and also add staffing to the budget for new programs.


  6. I love this place.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment. Friendly staff. Teamwork. Great leadership. Great mentors.

    Cons

    Not enough part-time employment opportunities.


  7. Good place to work...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good management PD Opportunities throughout the year via PD Department

    Cons

    external PD opportunities limited some full time professors reluctant to share / change


  8. It has been a good experience working as a part time professor at the College

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    Current Employee - Professor in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Professor in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Conestoga College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and hourly rate isn't bad. The pay scale for professors favors PhD holders. Part time employees have additional benefits.

    Cons

    The college relies on many part-time professors. Often, they get people in who are not reliable. As per students... Having thought at two Universities, the academic quality and attitude of first year students in IT can be greatly improved. The students want to be spoon-fed unlike in the Universities where students take on more responsibilities for their learning.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management is doing okay.


  9. Overall, good work/life balance, excellent pension and benefits. Salary and growth are limited for 95% of staff.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Conestoga College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pension, benefits, and stability.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks external experience, limited room for growth for many people, union environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to create room for innovation.


  10. Instructor

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    Current Employee - Partial Load Instructor in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Partial Load Instructor in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Conestoga College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good school for degree & non-degree program

    Cons

    Majority of the students don't have strong academic background

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of courses that students must take every semester to about 5 courses instead of 6-8 courses/semester.


  11. Nice relaxing workplace.

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Support in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Conestoga College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good job while i was studying there.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say.



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