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Langara College Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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

    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


  2. "Excellent workplace!"

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    Current Employee - Tech Writer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tech Writer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Langara College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The camaraderie among administration, staff, and faculty is warm and welcoming. In this fast-growing post-secondary institution, your contribution is valued and recognized. Fantastic place to work!

    Cons

    Can't really think of a single one!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Math Peer Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Langara College part-time

    Pros

    Gain experience to interact with other students and co-workers were supportive with each other

    Cons

    not much support from supervisor

    Advice to Management

    More support and guidance to student tutor


  4. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Langara College full-time

    Pros

    nice location, good infrastructure, easy to reach, diverse population, hard working students

    Cons

    the instructor evaluation is horrible and systematic. The committee simply ignore all the positive feedback and just highlight any tiny negative point.

    Advice to Management

    review the instructor evaluation guidelines as the current policies are not working at all and sometimes the people in the committees are not qualified and unbiased


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very supportive HR system, nice people, pay is always on time and accurate. Hiring process was a bit intimidating since I was interviewed by 3 people at once, but they were all very kind.

    Cons

    Benefits weren't the best unless you are working a full-time CUPE position. Sometimes did not quality-check the caliber of my coworkers and so their work was sometimes poor.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if they could set u a reviewing system every few months to discuss employees' progress, areas to improve, and possibility of raise.


  6. "Instructional Technician"

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    Current Employee - Instructional Technician in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Instructional Technician in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Langara College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New knowledge. very little helps from others and laeders. need search from internet and try in lab.
    Challenge working environment

    Cons

    Stressful working, really need multi-task capability. need a lot of time to familiar the working environment and the way to deal with students.


  7. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Langara College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many people have been here a long time, so there's a very 'familial' feel to the place. You get to know people well, and they are much more relaxed than at major universities.

    Cons

    There are always people who think staff or faculty or students are the "most important" and sometimes their attitude interferes with the greater good.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep things moving along faster than a glacial pace.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "website design assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Langara College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best employees; good job timing

    Cons

    none till now ; best place i ever worked till now


  9. "Your mileage may vary"

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

    Pros

    A large organization, many unions, management, departments, faculty, students, staff. Your mileage may vary. Overall a friendly and safe environment for most.

    Cons

    Over the last few years Langara hired a tremendous number of new managers. Not workers. As a taxpayer, seeing the wasted money is not good. As an employee, I don't see improved services. Just much less efficient. The same work is being done (as before the swarms of new managers were hired) but at a slower pace and at a much higher cost.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that some day the government will step in and get the excessive hiring under control and that the College can get back to being a productive organization.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Math, Physics Peer Tutor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Math, Physics Peer Tutor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at Langara College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good amount of hours to keep your school-work balance. Friendly Staff. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Nothing is I can remember right now.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


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