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Campus Living Centres Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. "Treat residents more fairly and you will retain more business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campus Living Centres full-time

    Pros

    Salary is Ok; they promote from within.
    Nice office space.
    Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    In my experience money was the focus of everything, this business practice drove away good residents when they saw that nothing was done about the really horrible residents.

    A real struggle to get benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Retaining bad tenants because its money from the rent is a bad business practice - you drive away good tenants who are otherwise happy with CLC.


  2. "Residence Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great team and valuable experience

    Cons

    lacks structure, managers can be condescending

  3. "No Room For Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Campus Living Centres full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great for creating relationships with people and learning how to handle stressful situations. Great starter job wouldn't recommend staying past 2 years.

    Cons

    I worked for CLC for 3 years full time as a front desk employee. I had to work 3 shifts rotating week by week. I was paid $13.50 when I started and then at the end was paid $14.75 an hour. This was not enough for all of the things we had to deal with. If you choose to work here please understand that you will have a lot of responsibility. You will have to clean up after a toilet overflows or a student/guest vomits etc. since housekeeping/maintenance is not 24 hours a day. You will have to troubleshoot problems that might actually be the manager's job but since they are not always there on each shift you will be stuck dealing with it. You also will not just be dealing with students but also hotel guests in the summer and believe me the things that you will encounter will make you want to leave asap. Since it is a low budget hotel in the summer you get all kinds of people come in and they will try to expect 5 star treatment from you and you will not have the amenities to do so. Lastly, there is little to no movement in this company. I tried to move up and was given no options for training, they ignored me when I inquired about it. Also, seems like they already know who they are going to hire for coordinators-manager jobs so the interviews seem like just formalities. Good Luck!

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be for their to be programs within the company to train employees, who want to stay with CLC, for jobs higher than the entry level positions. If you don't give people the chance to shine they will leave and sometimes you will lose really good workers because you ignore their want for advancement.


  4. "Basically help student transition into the university life, by providing support."

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Kamloops, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Kamloops, BC (Canada)
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Campus Living Centres (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid trip to Toronto for training, and you get paid for going to train.
    Awesome bosses. Shift was is allocated based on class schedule. If you have class the next day, you will not be given a shift a night before. At times you get overstretched with some duties.

    Cons

    Most of the shifts was night shift. So that can really affect how your body works within that period because of mixing school and the work.

    Advice to Management

    Please try increase the compensation package for resident advisors.


  5. "Not Worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campus Living Centres full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only pro to this company is the people you meet. I met some amazing ppl in my 4 years with CLC.

    Cons

    Everything about the company is a pro. They advertise that they're about growth and movement but they stick u behind a desk doing their dirty work. The pay is crap for the amount of work you do. Not just the shift work, but the crazy student situations you are around, are dangerous. Not to mention in the summer when it's a hotel. You wouldn't believe that amount of backlash you get from the students/hotel guests, but even the managers will throw u under the bus to make them look better. You can never get a hold of a manager in a crisis situation. And when you do, they don't care. They will make u a front desk, housekeeper and social worker all at the same time. They don't let anyone move up. And pick and choose who they want before evening anyone else the opportunity to try. My advice. Look somewhere else

    Advice to Management

    Stick by your team! Your staff are worth it


  6. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Campus Living Centres full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful staff to work with, everyone is very helpful and all work as a team

    The summer work season could be a plus for some.

    Cons

    The company is very disorganized, and training seemed to be "train as you go/come upon something"

    There is also a high turnover of employees.


  7. "Campus Living RA employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Campus Living Centres part-time

    Pros

    Easy way to meet student and make friends
    Helping you develop a strong sense of Independence
    You are able to work for any campus living center job posting once youve worked with the company before
    The ability to be transferred to different locations campus living center owns

    Cons

    The cons for working with campus living for the resident adviser position they expected a from the RA but the pay didn't reflect the work they were completing. For the amount of issues and problems they have to deal with after hours from students you would think they would make more than minimum wage. During certain holidays given from the school Ra's work only 2 hour shifts which is unrealistic especially when winter break holiday happened and you were told you had to stay over the break to work. Finding out you would only make about 20 dollars a day and miss spending the holidays with your family

  8. "Great for students first job experience"

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    Current Employee - Residence Services Representative
    Current Employee - Residence Services Representative
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    growth opportunities
    great work experience beyond typical job description - equips you for future jobs
    Casual work environment - fun
    schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Young team (both employees and management) - immaturity sometimes
    low pay
    unclear company culture - inconsistent across CLC properties

    Advice to Management

    develop more elaborate training programs
    improve on pay and benefits
    Define company culture and establish standards for all CLC properties


  9. "Horrible Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Campus Living Centres full-time

    Pros

    They make you think it's a good place to work that cares about students but it's private and cares about money. Money is their bottom line. Nothing good to say

    Cons

    If I could give this a negative star or 0 I would but I had to give it at least a 1 star. If you want to hate your life and never feel good about yourself and your life this is the place to work


  10. "Great for Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to develop great skills. It's great to work with a team and everyone is really nice and welcoming.

    Cons

    Stressful on occasion as you may have to handle incidents. The pay isn't that great as it is a corporate structure.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great! No real complaints or advice other than increasing communication amongst all staff in the office and other departments.


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