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Found 15 of over 15 reviews
2.8
53% Recommend to a Friend
48% Approve of CEO

Found 15 of over 15 reviews

2.8
53%
Recommend to a Friend
48%
Approve of CEO
Canterbury College Principal  Graham Razey (no image)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Have enjoyed my time here

    Aug 29, 2021 - Learning Support Practitioner in Canterbury, England
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    Pros

    Some really excellent and passionate staff. The students are great to work with. Good work/life balance, very long, frequent holidays. The college offers free level 2 courses which you can do in your own time if you wish.

    Cons

    Always understaffed with a high turn over. Some classrooms are extremely stressful environments with not enough support. As an LSP you don't feel listened to. Not very organised and communication is poor.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    I didn’t realise how unhappy I was until I gave my notice in and knew I didn’t ever have to go back.

    Aug 27, 2020 - Support Staff in Canterbury, England
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    Pros

    EKC Group as a whole have some good policies in place for staff.

    Cons

    Canterbury College has a very toxic atmosphere. Some departments more than others. Especially supported learning, where management should be understanding and caring. However this is not the case. If your face does not fit and you stand up for your beliefs and the students you get targeted and pushed out by upper management. The turn over of staff is high and many people have complained and reported the behaviour of management but it never changes, just gets over looked. Low level managers are expected to line manager lots of staff with no management experience or training, meaning they can not give the staff the support they need, especially working in a high stress environment.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great work environment

    Jan 4, 2021 - Student Ambassador in Canterbury, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fair wage, good work environment, good staff, polite service

    Cons

    Limited work, staggered breaks, not enough training for some workers

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    None

    Jan 20, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Croydon, England
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    Pros

    Good and pleasant place to work

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Very poor senior management

    Nov 13, 2016 - Lecturer in Canterbury, England
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    Pros

    Great location, nice campus, good canteen, modern building. Friendly security staff, modern gym and decent library. Place is kept clean and is well maintained.

    Cons

    Was led by a poor principal who simply did not have a strategic vision for the future of the college. This meant that a lot of money appeared unaccounted for' and un-affordable projects were embarked on e.g. a new gym building. My former (middle) manager was a bully, which was OK, but she was also completely incompetent in all aspects of her job. She even seriously suggested singing to the learners as an innovating teaching technique. Unfortunately far to many staff do not understand how to read, understand and implement course specifications. This is reflected in poor Ofsted reviews and verification. When they finally had someone (me) who was an important part in creating an Ofsted grade 1 programme (at a different educator), the resistance was unimaginable. The external verifier praised the work I had did and annihilated the work of the so called expert mentor I was assigned. Sadly, this is kind of thing is inherent within some FE departments. The was so little money that instead of buying resources to teach from, staff are told to spend untold hours reinventing the wheel in their own time creating resources that should simply be bought in. Furthermore, at one point we had no photocopying paper.

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    poor staff moral

    Jan 31, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    good teaching methods friendly staff.

    Cons

    the LRC and the student union and student information are good.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Nice place to work, but no progression

    Mar 24, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    People are really friendly and its easy to settle in. Its a great place to pick up new skills and meet new people.

    Cons

    It isn't easy to get promoted, there are lots of cuts to the college funding system so you aren't likely to get a pay rise. Some of the systems are a bit laborious.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Changing for the better. Public-sector inefficiencies.

    Mar 2, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Canterbury, England
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    Pros

    Fair treatment. E&D instilled. Patient management. Nice, safe environment.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic inefficiencies and slow procedures. Sector-wide instability. Managers' immense workload.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Working at the College

    Mar 15, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Canterbury, England
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    Pros

    The accommodation and resources are impressive. Colleagues are friendly, helpful and professional. The clear majority of students have a very good experience.

    Cons

    Some of the HR processes are applied rather rigidly and lose the personal touch. Some of the quality processes are rather cumbersome.

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  11. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    No progression

    Feb 9, 2017 - Recruitment in Canterbury, England
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    Pros

    Nice environment to work in and staff discounts/trips etc.

    Cons

    poor pay, no progression, lots of jobs cut

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Canterbury College has an overall rating of 2.8 out of 5, based on over 15 reviews left anonymously by employees. 53% of employees would recommend working at Canterbury College to a friend and 13% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Canterbury College employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Canterbury College. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

53% of Canterbury College employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Canterbury College 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 2.5 for career opportunities.

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