I worked at Langara College full-time
Pros – There is a good compensation and benefits package.
Cons – Little work/life balance. Long hours, heavy workload
2013-06-28 23:18 PDT
I worked at Langara College full-time for more than 8 years
Pros – If you can survive through the long, long hiring process: Starting salary, pension, benefits, work/life balance, unionzied. The epitome of "Golden Handcuffs".
Cons – Huge benefits deductions and unions dues from your paycheque. Stifling bureaucracy for such a small company. De-motivational politics. Expert buck-passers at the highest positions. Faculty treat staff like you either don't exist or you're trash. Executive treat staff and students like detritus off their shoes.
Advice to Senior Management – Trim the fat starting from the top, then trim some more. Motivate and develop young employees for leadership roles. No paths up - none. Programs are suffering because egomaniacal faculty won't retire and are too slow to change.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-11-19 17:09 PST
I worked at Langara College full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Staff hours are good, good for work life balance. Has flex hours (work extra time each day to get an extra day off every 2 weeks).
Cons – Benefits such as extended and dental are only ok, pension is good. Expect to take home only 60% of your gross pay at best due to all the deductions. It looks like good pay from the outside but unless you're making at least $60,000 you barely make enough to pay basic expenses. So, if you think $17 is good for clerical, chances ae you'd take home more money if you only earned $13.
There's lower enrolment coming up in the next few years - expect layoffs. There's no way to avoid it. Anyone going in shouldn't consider it a long term opportunity cuz you'll be the first to get cut.
Management, faculty and younger staff will throw you under the bus every chance they can. Really poor morale for staff, they are treated like 2nd class citizens.
Advice to Senior Management – Get management that have leadership and compassion, don't hire immature, backstabbing, indecisive people. If you cut your egos in half they'd still be bigger than the campus. Get faculty that have actually succeeded in life then maybe they won't be such jerks to staff and bully anyone they don't consider their "equals"
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-09-05 07:25 PDT
I have been working at Langara College part-time for more than a year
Pros – pros are nice! and flexible schedule
Cons – salary always paid at the latest moment
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2013-04-25 21:24 PDT
I worked at Langara College as a contractor for less than a year
Pros – High paid ($17-$20/hr for clerical jobs). Good Benefits (medical, dental, MSP coverage, free classes)
Cons – Monotonous work. Repetitive tasks. Structured environment.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-09-24 17:15 PDT
I have been working at Langara College
Pros – Best health, medical & dental benefits around. Great pension plan and not bad savings plan. Work isn't too stressful and geared for family oriented people. Hours are flexible.
Cons – Difficult to move up the corporate ladder. People tend to find a great position and stay there until retired. Lots of politics and bureaucracy that makes it difficult to move things along. Union mentality is to not create new or more work even though it would be short term and create less errors in the future.
Advice to Senior Management – Offer education incentives.
2010-03-15 12:05 PDT
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