Nice re-design of the original campus, with a nice new south campus across the street.
Senior Digital Print Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 July 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job was the personal face to face interaction with the instructors as they requested the production of their daily learning materials. A typical day at work involved the aforementioned learning materials, curriculum production for certain departments and the BVC Bookstore. The hardest part of the job was finding solutions and negotiating compromises in situations where the workload and deadlines were above our production capabilities. My co-workers were generally very good people to work with and the atmosphere was generally congenial. Over the course of my 11 years there I learned that the people who are the functional core of the education system (instructors, admin., admin. support, shippers/receivers) share the common thread of existing for the purpose of educating the students. Management probably has good intentions, but may have displaced the core values of the secondary education system for other priorities. That is a perception that each individual must reflect upon relative to their own personal situation in the context of working in a secondary educational institution.
My job had clear definition and expectations, defined by our employee agreement between the AUPE and Bow Valley College.
Out - sourcing - - my job and others were outsourced due to a change in management philosophy.
Great work/life balance but management is uneasy and there is high turnover
Communications Officer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 February 2018
Overall, I really enjoyed my time at Bow Valley College. My colleagues were talented and driven. There is a lot of office politics and bureaucracy which take away from the office culture. There is a lot of turnover in certain departments which leads to uneasiness.
Job stability, good benefits, great work/life balance