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Langara College Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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Langara College CEO Dr. Lane Trotter
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15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Pleasurable work environment , fixed salaries(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you decide to quit your full time job and work there, think carefully again(in 4 reviews)

  • "the instructor evaluation is horrible and systematic(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "People are nice, can be a nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Langara College

    Pros

    People are nice, benefits are ok, pension is good, courses are subsidised, a lot of improvements in different departments, upper management, and to the campus itself.

    Cons

    Union, difficult to move up, politics, pay can be better, hiring process takes too long, paygrade has a limit and only way to earn more is to go to another position/department or leave the college.

    Advice to Management

    Make the college more functional, cut out the bureaucracy

    Langara College2014-09-16
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Vancouver, BC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Langara College part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I got hired here as an undergraduate and kept the job for several years afterward. It's been a great place to work and pays quite well for the position.

    Cons

    No potential for "real" full-time because of the breaks in between semesters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Langara College2019-07-08
  3. "LEAP"

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    Current Employee - LEAP Teacher 

    I have been working at Langara College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Some good curriculum, some needs updating. Great students.

    Cons

    Management seems overworked and thinly stretched. Schedule changes every 8 weeks.

    Langara College2019-07-15
  4. "Great School - Cares for Students and Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Langara College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employees are generally more collegial as compared to other post-secondary institutions in area

    Cons

    Although there is collegiality, each department functions differently. Be prepared for that when you join.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in internal customer service (staff as customers). IT requests can take months.

    Langara College2019-06-16
  5. "CPSC TA"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Langara College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours; Instructors are great to work with.

    Cons

    Not much future advancement; Lack of motivation for improvement among permanent employees;

    Langara College2019-06-01
  6. "Teaching Assistant For 6 Years in Comp Sci"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Vancouver, BC
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Langara College part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As far as being a teaching assistant (TA) there goes... - Easy to submit hours using online system. - Flexible hours. - Every instructor I assisted was friendly and reasonable.

    Cons

    Don't Ever Miss Your Timesheet Deadline!! Ok, so you need to fill out your hours worked on a timesheet every two weeks using their online system. This is fine, and actually really convenient. BUT... if you miss a deadline, God help you. It is such a pain in the butt to fix. You need to fill out a form and then track down a couple people to get their signature (the instructor you assist and the budget officer), who...

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    Advice to Management

    Implement a missed timesheet feature in the online system, rather than require a written form. People are going to miss timesheets deadline sometimes -- it's just a fact. This would at least make the process a bit less unpleasant for everyone.

    Langara College2019-04-26
  7. "Good work, good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Langara College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amongst instructors (at least in my department, Langara School of Management) there is a collegial, shared approach to work and caring attitude towards students. Effort to ensure consistent quality. Most come from years of experience in the private sector and bring that expertise to the organization. The performance review process for new instructors was fair, thorough, accomplished on deadline and very useful; I was...

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    Cons

    The school has internationalized very quickly, and everyone is trying to figure out how to best handle the changes in the classroom in terms of education, social interaction, pedagogy, previous educational experience, and language competency. There are increasing supports in place but more needs to be done - this will probably level out in another few years (writing in 2019).

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the enrolment and screen heavily for English language competency.

    Langara College2019-03-26
  8. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Langara College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and people

    Cons

    No cons. No politics. Very rewarding

    Langara College2019-02-07
  9. "Administrative assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Langara College full-time

    Pros

    Reliable and structured work environment.

    Cons

    Not always a lot to do.

    Langara College2019-01-24
  10. "Overall Great Experience for Students on Campus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Langara College part-time

    Pros

    If you're a student on campus, take advantage of the SWAP opportunities.

    Cons

    Don't expect to be taken seriously, you are a student, and you'll never forget it.

    Advice to Management

    Take students seriously, and respect them.

    Langara College2018-12-07
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