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Excellent oppurtunity for current students to network with their professors
Student Assistant (Former Employee) –  New Westminster, BCJanuary 16, 2016
Working as a Student assistant for 4 semesters, was an amazing experience. The staff at Douglas are kind and encouraging to not only their students, but their TA's as well.

The only flaw is that you work varying hours, so you can either get a lot of work 10+ hour/week out of a max of 20, or very little
(around 4).

If I had to give an opinion, the most difficult part of the job, would be tending to issues that are very uncommon, and may not have anything to do with the course itself,

for example a student's computer experiencing technical problems related to the way the school has it set up is not within your control.
Pros
Great opportunity, for networking with staff and potential references for employment
Cons
Hours vary, don't think promotions are possible.
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Good starting point for post-secondary career path
Employee Services Assistant (Former Employee) –  New Westminster, BCApril 18, 2016
Douglas College may not have the highest salaries or best benefits package in the sector for the region, but there's an overall sense of community that you won't find many other places.
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Good place to work
WEB UX DESIGNER (Former Employee) –  New Westminster, BCMay 27, 2016
Good place to work, though salaries are well below market for lots of positions due to union environment. Lots of good, kind people, lots of seatwarmers too.
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Provides excellent good worklife balance
Faculty Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (Current Employee) –  CoquitlamAugust 17, 2015
Colleagues and co workers are great .
Administratively there is no formal orientation program for new faculty or mentorship. Most faculty work in isolation.

There is inconsistent messaging from management at times regarding what can and can't be done by faculty members. Some staff allowed to take vacation outside of summer time ( during a semester while others are not )

Non transparency of work assignments for faculty / seniority lists not posted

Health Sciences dept lacking in policy / procedures and protocols much of which you need to search through Dept meeting minutes to find.
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safe job with flexible atmosphere
Senior Oracle Database Administrator (Current Employee) –  New Westminster, BCApril 11, 2016
safe job with flexible atmosphere
broader area to try in term of technology
very limited possibility for career development
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Reasonable hours, co-workers are easy to work with
Student Actor (Former Employee) –  Coquitlam, BCFebruary 19, 2016
Met with the people I was to work with after a debriefing on what we were to do, and we went from there. My co-workers were friendly and easy to work with.
Pros
Friendly Co-workers, To the point instructions
Cons
Not many job oppurtunities
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Fun worlkplace
Student Assistant (Former Employee) –  New Westminster, BCNovember 1, 2015
Great working environment with great colleagues and a supporting staff. Helps improving personal skills through the different tasks that staff members are asked to do.
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Great opportunity, flexible environment
Technical Writer (Current Employee) –  New Westminster, BCMay 4, 2014
As an intern, I enjoy getting a chance to manage my own time and projects. Management seems to be alright but the processing of pay is a bit slow.

Convenient location, lots of room for advancement, wide range of opportunities.
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Opportunity to learn and grow
Analyst (Former Employee) –  New Westminster, BCMay 25, 2015
I was able to lean my craft and further grow my skills. I was given the opportunity to experiment and was also permitted the time to complete tasks. Its laid back but not in the careless sense... if you are working on your task then you are left alone to complete it.
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typical day at work
Lab assistant (Former Employee) –  New westminster, B.CJune 19, 2014
Work with teachers in class, helped students solving different kinds of questions based on Words, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Also, Checked homework and in-class exercises in detail and helped correcting errors.
This job strengthened my communication skill
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fun place with visits and tour with the other employees
Peer Tutor _ computer Skills (Current Employee) –  Westminister, MDJune 13, 2014
The hardest part of the job is to make student satisfied about the services that are offered in douglas
Pros
free printing and all other facalities
Cons
no cons
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Nice place to work
Instructor Curriculum Developer (Current Employee) –  New Westminster, BCJanuary 6, 2014
good place to work. Hours are flexible, pay is adequate. The students are the best part of the job. My coworkers are great.
Pros
progressive place to work
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Productive and great place ot work
Program Assistant/Registrar for the training group (Former Employee) –  North BurnabyAugust 19, 2013
Registered students for classes
Acted as an interpreter between students and instructors
Drafted documents
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production
IT Advisor (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BCJune 14, 2013
System analyst, Cics/cobol Programer, Cics /Assembler programmer, Supra Database admin, Syatem programer
Pros
production and sport
Cons
sport
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Excellent Tech program
Student (Current Employee) –  Coquitlam, BCApril 5, 2013
The Douglas College Animal Health Technology program is a two year closed program. One year down,...and one more to go.
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4.2
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