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    Conservative university, conservative learning and conservative staff

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend


    If you enjoy skipping rocks, tipping cows, getting drunk on Alexander Keith's, and praying in your spare time, that's all that the King's staff do for fun and you're sure to have a buddy to go to a kitchen party with.


    This is one of the smallest universities in Canada, and has a high-school feel all the way from the freshmen to the senior staff. Cliques abound and gossip is rampant. It is also hard to break into King's office because there is so much nepotism and favouritism. For instance, they only hire their own grads (and I am a grad myself, and the university was terrible) and said people wind up hiring their drinking buddies from their own classes. The whole must-hire-King's-graduates backfires because underqualified people are getting hired for jobs that in most universities require formal training in, say, payroll and at least 3 years of experience. Half of the staff spend their time drunk and partying with the students. The majority of the students at King's are from small towns that can nicely be described as redneck, many of whom are deathly afraid of attending a bigger university like Dalhousie. As such, you're dealing with people who think Halifax, population 300,000, is a huge metropolis and comment on how they have never seen so much concrete before - and as King's hires ex-students as staff, it's the same mentality. If you enjoy skipping rocks, tipping cows, getting drunk on Alexander Keith's, and praying in your spare time, you'll love it. If you're more worldly and cosmopolitan, King's will be hillbilly central.

    Advice to Management

    King's is BADLY in need of fresh ideas from people who are not of the redneck mindset and not necessarily King's alumnae. Also, half the people who are called professors and "Dr." don't have a PhD, or even a Master's degree: false advertising! King's is so focussed on being a tiny little institution preserving conservative ways that classes are only good if you still believe the Earth is flat and that human evolution never occurred. I think a total shift in the mindset at King's is necessary to get it competitive and, even more of a threat to all those maritimers from towns of 60 people, modern.

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