Vancouver Island University

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Vancouver Island University Reviews

Updated April 30, 2014
Updated April 30, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Decent place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Vancouver Island University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy commute, beautiful views from campus, nice scenery.

    Cons

    Terrible transit system, no pay increases, lack of growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting from within instead of always hiring external.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very low technical support for Computer Science courses

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Instructor in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Vancouver Island University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom to design courses, very friendly collegues

    Cons

    There are no perspectives and no appreciation of good teaching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote good teachers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A very clicky group place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Vancouver Island University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you can just follow orders and not get involved in the union you can work here.

    Cons

    The union is hopeless and there is a pecking order not only within the union but outside of it as well. Your job, unless you have degree's and diploma's galore, you will be at the bottom of the pecking order and subject to being bumped with no or very little options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job security is a must. Recognition of staff mandatory and not just the ones with degrees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Overall, great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Vancouver Island University full-time

    Pros

    Climate, amazing view, vacation time, benefits/pension make up for the non-competitive salaries. Some departments get along quite well, and people tend to be positive. Some areas allow flex-time schedules.

    Cons

    Seems resources are always devoted to certain areas, salaries are not as competitive as larger areas. Not much chance to advance unless you are in the "old boys' club" - some individuals have advanced with no apparent competition. Public transportation is terrible and parking rates continue to increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to individuals at all levels rather than having silos of "executive" level people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Malaspina is awesome.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Vancouver Island University

    Pros

    Best employer in town. I would work there forever if I could stay in town.

    Cons

    There are a lot of committees, but they get work done so it's not that bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends

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