Algonquin College Employee Reviews

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Good place to work
Data & Web analyst (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON16 June 2016
Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley provides excellent programs, leading to opportunities, for those seeking professions in market research and business intelligence. Their MRBI Program is well organized, with experienced professors and instructors, who have much to teach.
Better work life balance.
Supportive senior management.
Good Salary.
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Great but with some hang-ups
Employee (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 March 2016
Employment at Algonquin College can be a roller coaster. The College provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, as well as providing flexibility and good work life balance. Unfortunately to counter this is a cultural that can be divisive and some what combative between different groups. There is also a significant bureaucracy with a veritable warehouse of red tape. The cultural and bureaucracy can be challenging especially for younger change hunger employees.

Overall the College scores just above the middle of the road because of the contradicting aspects. Cultural Improvement could take this employer to the top.
Pros
Great Pay and Benefits, Course discounts, Gym Discounts
Cons
Culture, Bureaucracy, Limited Advancement
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Excellent working environment with like-minded employees
Professor - Structural Engineering and Mathematics (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON28 February 2016
Pay is commensurate with experience and years of teaching. Overall, working as a full-time has enormous benefits and security.
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It is rewarding to teach the young people
Faculty Member and Instructor (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 August 2016
The students are awesome and very keen to learn as much as they can. They love multi media presentations and plenty of contact time with the available instructors.
Part time staff are required to sign new contracts every term so there is not job security. There are more part time instructors than full time instructors as a cost saving measure.
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Really great place to work!
Instructor (Part-time) dental hygiene program (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON24 November 2016
Very nice people to work with, professional atmosphere, many opportunities to advance within the department. Very nice to work closely with colleagues and students within clinic. This was a really nice change from being at the chair in practice. This department was always thriving for new ways to make opportunities better for students and employees alike.
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I overall like the job very much as I like to help other students who are having difficulty in the particular subject
Peer Tutor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON15 June 2016
I loved the time I spend tutoring in the college, which also teaches me a lot about the job. It also helps me a lot about getting out of the problem, which students find hard to overcome and some techniques to fully understand the concept.
Pros
As you help or sometime teach other students, you also get the clear idea of the concept you are helping your student learn.
Cons
I wasn't able to earn much because of the shortage of students interested in getting a peer tutor.
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Student IT Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 November 2016
• Imaging and reimaging of Schools lab computers, and student’s computers
• Configuration of Lab and student computers to be able to access school’s network: Outlook email and Network drives
• Support of Blackboard
• Rollouts
• Lab monitoring: Overseeing activities at the lab; addressing any technical support issues that might arise
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Peer Tutor (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON14 May 2016
A typical day is fun and rewarding at the college, i learned a lot about work environment and working under stress. The management was supportive and friendly. the co-workers were okay. the hardest part of the job was dealing with different cultural backgrounds. The most enjoyable part of my job was the creativity when dealing with a challenging task.
Pros
friendly environment
Cons
discrimination
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very interesting and fun place to work
Student Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 August 2016
I had a good time working at the college and with the students that used to the resources at the Aboriginal centre. The college was the eye opener for me because the diversity of people that I had encountered while attending college and working there.
Pros
Overall good
Cons
People who put down the centre
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Great Place to Work!
Woodroffe Ave - Residence House Keeper (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 November 2016
I was with Algonquin for a short period of time, however I was met with nothing but friendly and caring faces. For sure a place I would work again! The boss is (or was) super understanding.
Pros
Work environment
Cons
Hard labor
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Great student great school
Professor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON9 November 2016
Moving away from offering Applied Experience in the educational experience. Highly committed staff and administration with great student body. Great support
Pros
Student body
Cons
Tenured
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i learned how to teach a student
Peer Tutor (Former Employee) –  ottawa5 October 2015
i work as a peer tutor in algonquin college for a year,the work experience is good and management is very helpful. the most enjoyable part is that its fun to teach a new student
Pros
flexibility of time
Cons
not much salary
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Great place, friendly and supportive staff
Peer Tutor in Accounting and Spreadsheets (Current Employee) –  Perth, ON5 June 2016
While working for Algonquin College as a Peer Tutor,I became familiar with the inner working of the school and made friends in the staff. They were always very friendly and understanding.
Pros
You choose your availability.
Cons
Not a stable income, depends on students booking tutoring sessions.
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Good for full time permanent employees!
Social Service Worker Field Placement Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON1 October 2015
Algonquin is listed as a "Top 25 " employer in the National Capital Region, however this is not a rating that results from contract employees who are paid much less, and have no benefits.
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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 June 2016
Answered telephones and courteously assist customers
Directing all incoming calls to appropriate department
Preparing meeting materials
Welcoming gest for events
Assistance with Open House
Printing and organizing material for different departments
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tutor of students
Tutor (Former Employee) –  Nepean, ON25 June 2016
learn how to deal with different cases of students, how to help them to understand the differents subjects.
Find the best solution so poeple can learn iin a easy and faster way
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good
Cleaner (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 June 2016
Hard work in a large area is always good. The place was quiet and it was fun working there. It was quiet, and had good staff. It was great working there.
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A nice place to work
Web Developer Intern (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON29 March 2016
Very creative environment. Open for new ideas. Very supportive management and superiors. Energetic and enthusiastic co-workers. Enjoyed a time working on project.
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Cant Say Much
Co-Op Student (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON29 April 2016
Co-op student so I was unable to do much or see much of how the operation truly worked. Friendly people though, would be a good place to actually work
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RPN student (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON31 March 2016
Algonquin College is a a great college to attend. Majority of teachers are very supportive and are passionate about their job. There are some teachers that are not and make learning hard,
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Overall rating

4.2
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