George Brown College
3.3 of 5 18 reviews
www.georgebrown.ca Toronto, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

George Brown College Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014

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George Brown College President Anne Sado

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Peer tutor

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGet paid while studying

    ConsTo teach students with mental disability

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease make process simple, it's too complicated

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    Expediency in hiring hampers students best interests

    Part Time Instructor (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsManagement trusts instructors to deliver, getting involved only in very extreme situations. Instructors are very supportive, sharing materials and best teaching practices quite freely. The college maintains integrity in academics, learning and evaluation is challenging, and student needs are supported outside the classroom. The college is continuously expanding into new buildings and programs, and planning ahead for growth.

    ConsInvestment in hiring full time instructors has been in rapid decline for about 5 years. Same holds true for lab equipment and technology. The results are being felt in many departments. Part-time instructors are hired with days to spare and cannot prep for classes adequately. Management prefers to rely on a pool of talent they can call on, and not commit to instructors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more involved in the people you believe are the right ones. Begin with annual reviews and evaluations of instructors, suggest training and development towards improving existing staff rather than being so expedient in hiring.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad, depends on who you report to.

    Researcher (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood benefits, good to work with students, good culture, paid sabbaticals.

    ConsCan feel like not a lot of support, the space isn't always great

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more support/training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible

    Researcher Academic Programs (Former Employee)

    ProsA job's a job and the cookie crumbles thusly.

    Cons-- Horrible management
    -- Bad communication protocols within deparmtnets

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more willing to communicate

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working with students is a lot of fun

    Peer Tutor (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGet to know a lot of new people every once a while. Very dynamic environment.

    ConsOccasionally you see a few jerks among students.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire your best graduates to replace those faculty members who know less than their students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros- great pay and work environment
    - lots of room for growth
    - excellent work-life balance
    - upgraded fitness centre and gym that is free for staff

    Cons- inconsistent work load
    - slow to make structural and administrative changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize staff more effectively, decrease the ridiculous hiring requirements.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    student association jobs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat exposure and good working atmosphere

    Consthe limitations are sometimes difficult to overcome

    Advice to Senior Managementmake to do things more for the students

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    Good Experience for students.

    Market Research Analyst (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood organisational structure.
    Great opportunities for students to gain hands on experience and apply theoretical/practical skills learned in school.

    ConsAverage wage, could be increased just a little bit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou are able to take courses for free. There is some flexibility. This would be a great gig for a student or for an entry level employee.

    ConsPT staff are treated like second-class citizens. A completely different experience if you're full-time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees and increase the number of full-time positions. The fact that the majority of positions are part-time, precarious positions does not bode well for employee morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Leading edge college

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Applied research programs
    - Career/ vocation focus
    - Student focus

    Cons- Multiple campuses make it less cohesive and require travel

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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