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Bow Valley College Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  1. "Terrible Conditions for Temporary Staff"

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    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bow Valley College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great students
    - Some fantastic teaching staff
    - meaningful work
    - modern and welcoming new facility
    - excellent transit access

    Cons

    - too much administration (top heavy_
    - no stat holidays or vacation pay for temporary teaching staff!

    Advice to Management

    Temp teachers are key to your organization, so treat them like they matter


  2. "contract"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lots of ability to work, excellent people to work with, ability to learn on the job and fast paced environment

    Cons

    not everyone is effective/efficient at their job, and this can cause some stalls

  3. "It's ok."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bow Valley College full-time

    Pros

    It's alright. There are some folks who actually try to make it better, which is helpful.

    Cons

    Low salary. Mid-level management is suspect.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Follow through. Sustain.


  4. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very efficient, Good attitude to learning for both staff and students.

    Cons

    As it is a contract position, sadly it wont carry on due to funding grants.


  5. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Career Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Career Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bow Valley College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great support and pay.
    There was a culture of learning

    Cons

    We had a government contract to support job seekers so when the funding was not available we lost our jobs.


  6. "Student Services"

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    Former Employee - Student Services in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Student Services in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff, I was fortunate to have a great manager who supported my growth and development. In my role, I had great sense of purpose and I made a real difference in the lives of our learners. Good benefits and office location.

    Cons

    No major cons to report. I loved working there.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees more about plans and changes in organizational structures.


  7. "Management Needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Instructor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive, fun, nice coworkers- lots of freedom, independence

    Cons

    Not much guidance or feedback

    A lot of work on my own time without compensation

  8. "Former employee student services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bow Valley College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and people are wonderful.

    Cons

    No professional advancement and limited professional recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Promote own staff for sr jobs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bow Valley College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, great sense of teamwork within the department. Salary is okay for an educational institution. Great opportunity to work with people from very diverse backgrounds.

    Cons

    Collaboration with other departments is not the best. Many instructors are hired as casuals, so there is not a great sense of job security. Sometimes it seems that Human Resources and management policies are not in tune with the specific needs of different departments. It can feel too bureaucratic at times.


  10. "Average paying working job"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bow Valley College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, friendly staff, in the heart of downtown

    Cons

    Lack of job advancement, job tasks can get somewhat repetitive over time


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