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  1. "Low salary, no career growth."

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Eminata Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good team members, and that almost all what I can say, but need 20 words. Plus some more words for finish it.

    Cons

    Low salary, no salary increase for last 2 years. With 40 campuses across Canada and up to 30,000 - 40,000 students company newer have money to go forward. Money from company flows anywhere except company (Owner put them all at his real estate business), no career growth. Bad benefits, trying stop to pay for the unused vacations days. Like dead end.

    Advice to Management

    Start pay nice, stop pumping money out from company


  2. "Instructor, VCAD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Eminata Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the other instructors are great.

    Cons

    Management is terrible, often disorganized. It is senior management that is the worst. They represent an exploitive, unsupportive environment. Facilities are poor. Management does not take responsibility for quality cirriculum as they want the instructors to provide as much for free as possible. Hourly rate for instructors is poor.

    Advice to Management

    It goes all the way to the top, Eminata is now called Campus Services as they are continually in hot water.

  3. "Outstanding Company"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative (Sales Consultant) in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative (Sales Consultant) in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eminata Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really care about the community.

    Cons

    I look forward to working with them again in the future. Timing wasn't the best during my tenure.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps the management can implement a more aggressive adoption of new technologies.


  4. "Always felt like an outsider. Everything is a struggle."

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    Former Employee - InstructorInstructor in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - InstructorInstructor in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Eminata Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is sufficient freedom in delivery of the curriculum to give students what they need rather than slavishly following the often outdated course materials.

    Cons

    Very disorganized organization. Curriculum and course materials are frequently out of date. High expectations on instructors to work many unpaid hours. It is a PRIVATE college environment, so expect the dollar to outweigh the students' needs at every turn.

    Advice to Management

    Walk your talk.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "This company is a sinking ship."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Eminata Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility with working at home or in the office.
    Ability to set your own schedule and work with minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Benefits are the lowest of anyone I know, they give you the minimum of everything (vacation, sick time, etc). They don't cover your health care or MSP and don't offer any RRSP matching or bonuses of any sort. They haven't given raises for 2 years in a row.
    The value system is a joke, no one (as far as I can tell) really believes in what we're doing. A lot of practices are a bit shady.
    Management has no business training and goes back and forth between strategies. They've expanded too fast and are now cash-poor and can't pay bills.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees some incentive to work for you in the form of better benefits
    Don't expand so fast yet 'lay off' a third of the workforce
    Bring in some people with actual business training


  6. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Instructor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Eminata Group part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One time they beleived in their moto:

    Cons

    Curriculum department is full of incompetent staff. All students gets good grade. If a student can breath and pay the tution fee, he will successfully graduate. Employment assistants play with wrong statistics giving wrong impression of successful employment. Majaority of students do odd jobs while in school and they go back to the same job after graduation. One wonder why they spent thousands od $$ to go back to minimum wage job?

    Advice to Management

    Get some quality staffs. Don't bring in staff from where you worked before and the school that failed for you to move out


  7. "Teaching at the Career college in Vancouver"

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    Former Contractor - Instructor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Instructor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Eminata Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work directly with students. Curriculum was revised.

    Cons

    Micromanaged by the program director even in the interview. Did not have a good feeling about the campus. Could not even take a curriculum binder off the shelf without a "micromanaging" comment. Very stressful. Students looked like they were not enjoying the learning environment - they were micromanaged, too. Not a positive learning environment, but I would have tried to make the classroom a bit more engaging. I didn't have a chance, because I only lasted 5 days. It was just too stressful, and not like other schools. Unpredictable hours/ shifts.

    Advice to Management

    A more gentle approach to new teachers will create a more welcoming environment for new staff, especially in the first few days when everything is new and overwhelming.

  8. "The state of IT looks and is handled like a giant personal computer."

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Collect a paycheck.

    By observing what's not working, one can actually learn an awful lot about what not to do. That new knowledge can be used for the next career move.

    You'll never have to work overtime; there's a scrict policy against it.

    Cons

    To accept to short sell yourself by 20-30% with respect to job market value devaluates your future value when it's time to move on. Best advice, never reveal how much you earned over there.

    Advice to Management

    Read and research thoroughly before jumping in one direction.

    The business requires an acumen or set of skills that cost more than what it's willing to pay.

    Cheap people get you cheap results, low productivity which translates into a tremendous time-compounded loss productivity.


  9. "Confused Senior Leaders"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay is a bit better than average but the longer hours and almost non-existent benefits offset this positive.

    Cons

    Old fashioned company - the corporate culture revolves around working long hours, sacrificing family time, little employee compensation in terms of benefits, and very hierarchial.

    Advice to Management

    Address issues in a timely manner. Address them head on and don't sweep anything under the rug. Make a clearly defined decision and stick with it. Do not backpedal, stall or make half-hearted attempts to implement change when it's clearly not thought out in overall plans.

    Take time to assess your employees properly. See what their skill sets are, see what their work experiences have been - trust that they can do the work without your micromanagement, or condescension.

    Work on communication to your employees on all channels.

    Give employees the resources they need to complete their tasks properly. This includes better technology (or holding the Tech Support team responsbile for providing such systems in a timely manner), better work environment (considerations such as office space, gym, chairs, etc).


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A huge disappointment in leadership and communication."

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    Former Employee - Property Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Excitement with ever growing portfolio

    Cons

    There was no job description, or method to measure successes or failures. Management constantly changed direction. There was no direction from immediate manager, and an expectation that the company systems and procedures would be known and understood... even though they were never explained. Nothing was in writing. I felt stressed the entire time there, less than 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to write down the procedures so that new employees can learn what is expected. Understand that it takes time to lean new procedures,


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