Although there are some good people working here, not a good career step if you are seeking an academic career..
various positions (Former Employee), Edmonton, Alberta – January 19, 2014
Pros: some employees really care about the students and work hard to ensure students are successful.
Cons: dysfunctional, governmental organization.
Despite many employees who really care about the students and are very dedicated, this is a very disengaged and dysfunctional place to work. This organization is plagued by poor or non-existent processes and lacks a strong vision of where it is going as an academic institution (despite a recent rebranding). Very frustrating 'governmental' work environment – more... where employees rarely feel valued or listened to. The most senior executives of the organization lack connection to the frontline staff and to the real purpose of this organization. Very disappointing place to work if you have an interest in pursuing an academic career. Good place to land if you are a technocrat. – less
Tyrant of government administered education. Avoid!
Curriculum Writer and teacher (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – December 13, 2013
Pros: nuturing line-staff and wonderful students.
Cons: refusal to pay for work accepted and used; admimistratively competative.
Very unstable atmosphere. Students are wonderful, but they and their sponsors are exploited without mercy by the College (i.e. admissions, bookstore, etc.). No adequate provisions for class space, or teacher workspace. No academic privacy (administration access to e-mail, phone calls, etc.). Lines of authority constantly changing. Favoritism. Intimidation. – more... Ineffective union representation. Awful employer! Yet the staff is talented and friendly. They go out of the way to help students succeed. – less
Language Teacher (Former Employee), Edmonton – June 22, 2012
Pros: good experience
Cons: not for me
I jumped into a classroom in the middle of summer and tried to teach a language class. The textbook was not sufficient, so I had to find my own teaching materials. It was stressful, and I felt shy teaching adults!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – May 1, 2012
Pros: great working environment, positive learning expereince
Cons: temporary position
Interesting work environment geared towards maintaining a positive experience for students. Provided an understanding of how an office is run, specifically in a college setting. Inspired personal advancement in post secondary education. Great co-workers who inspired personal dedication to the job. Provided opportunities for leadership and responsibility, – more... and increased self-confidence and assertiveness within the workplace. – less