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George Brown College Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  • It is so hard to get full time job (in 19 reviews)

  • Most people are contract or part-time workers who do not receive any benefits (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Overall a great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - User Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at George Brown College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Amazing for those who want to help people and love interacting with them
    - Real community vibe with fun get-togethers and events
    - Paid training - learn by doing on the job
    - Big discounts for any college courses you want to take as a continuing education student
    - Great gym at St. James Campus! Part-timers and Full-timers get free access

    Cons

    - Unionized organization
    - Hard and long to become full-time if first hired part-time
    - Part-time contract is reviewed and renewed three times a year (every semester), mine was not renewed because of full-time studies, and, as a result, lesser availability
    - Even if part-time, hard to combine with another part-time job because schedules change every week, so it's hard to know when you are going to get scheduled and make other commitments without losing hours at the College


  2. "Peer Tutor"

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

    I have been working at George Brown College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working Environment and conditions are fair.

    Cons

    Base salary is relatively low.


  3. "Relaxing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very Flexible schedule based on your own timetable

    Cons

    Not much cons for a school job


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  5. "Student Ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Brown College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is higher than minimum.
    The work hours are convenient.

    Cons

    Supervisor tracks your ins and outs so in case of disagreement, there is no proof that you were present on that day.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the leadership skills


  6. "Co-ordinatir"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Brown College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, positive work culture, great people. If you are hired full time, benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Limited available full-time positions. Most people are contract or part-time workers who do not receive any benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Needs restructuring. Very old style buracractic management style. No room for growth if you are contract or part time (unless you want to stick it out for over 5 years jumping from 3 month contracts here and there). No really growth for support staff too


  7. "Service Provision Scheduler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Brown College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helpful co-workers, job is not intellectual strenuous. Managers are accessible.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get full time, I've heard this from several co-workers. Once you start more tasks are added to your job description. It's very common to end up covering shift in different departments with little warning. It is very easy to go into over-time without pay. I have not met a co-worker who enjoys their job. High turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware that good workers will get burnt out and leave.


  8. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment, little stress, working with students

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, location, pace of making decisions


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Brown College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The schedule was flexible and as a supply I had the opportunity to turn down jobs if I needed some time off. It was great to work with wonderful people who were so knowledgeable in their field.

    Cons

    Working as a supply would have to be a con. It seemed difficult to get a permanent position with the college and most employees will only leave after retirement. This is course a great thing since it means the college is able to retain their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some new employees in order to get some new people who have a lot to offer in the college.


  10. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great opportunity employer and flexibility

    Cons

    None come to mind right now


  11. "student services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at George Brown College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it a good place to work at

    Cons

    office politics, partiality, I knew somebody was too good and fast with her work and the seniors working in the same position were scared of her getting promotion so they said things about her to the manager and got her contract ended

    If you are on part time you still worked and have experience but if you apply again for the job or similar job they dont take you even if you were good

    Advice to Management

    Hire people based on their work and experience and not on what others say, CONDUCT INTERVIEW if the candidate is suitable n if not inform them


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