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Algonquin College Reviews

Updated 8 Oct 2019

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Pros
  • "Good work environment, learn proper communication skills, teamwork importance, and finish all the work in an efficient way before the closing(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great environment of effective co-workers(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to get a full time position(in 14 reviews)

  • "If you are part time and don't fall within unionized hours then you make about half as much(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Coordinator"

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    Coordinator in Pembroke, WV
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Algonquin College for less than a year

    Pros

    Great professional work environment, very supportive work environment

    Cons

    Unfortunately due to monetary receipt of funding they ONLY hire part time in contract positions,

    Algonquin College2017-01-14
  2. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Algonquin College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can schedule your own time

    Cons

    Minimum wage Some students can be difficult

    Algonquin College2019-10-08
  3. "Mechanical Engineering Technology: one the best programs in college"

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    Current Employee - Student in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Algonquin College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get a lot of practical experience and hands-on ranging from labs and workshops. As well as the good rounded theory portion that helps you understand and learn the engineering that goes on. They have awesome and understanding professors that you can approach, only the problem is that some of them is very busy due to the responsibilities bestowed upon them.

    Cons

    You will be overworked in the third semester. So buckle up and brace!

    Algonquin College2019-09-23
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - AV Event Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algonquin College full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people, great environment

    Cons

    Not forward thinking enough

    Algonquin College2019-09-26
  5. "Great place to work if you can get fulltime"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Professor in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Algonquin College part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Agile, flexible, modern when it comes to new media programs

    Cons

    If you are part time and don't fall within unionized hours then you make about half as much.

    Algonquin College2019-09-22
  6. "Collaborative environment"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Professor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Algonquin College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, Educated and supportive colleagues multicultural environment

    Cons

    Some course outlines are not updated slow in some cases of improvement

    Algonquin College2019-09-05
  7. "Lead night cook at Algonquin College observatory"

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    Former Employee - Cook in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Algonquin College full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced friendly environment with great management. Fun menu which changes frequently.

    Cons

    Can get super busy at times, but not really a con because you've got great support most of the time!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Good luck.

    Algonquin College2019-07-17
  8. "Studying student behaviors and interviewing stakeholders"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Algonquin College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly boss, helpful stakeholders and nice workplace

    Cons

    It's just a 3month contract.

    Algonquin College2019-07-15
  9. "Enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Algonquin College full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Staff are very friendly and there are many training opportunities.

    Cons

    Uneven distribution of work. Some areas very busy, Others say they have nothing to do!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees who are not managers.

    Algonquin College2019-07-08
  10. "Good part time job"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker 

    I worked at Algonquin College part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, shifts are arranged around your school schedule

    Cons

    Student doesn’t get wage increases

    Algonquin College2019-06-18
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