Instructor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 December 2017
For the most part, nice people, always willing to help. Students come first all the time, which is great. Working on-line with students can be a challenge at time however, very rewarding and you always feel you have support from management to try new things.
CPR instructor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 April 2018
I come in about one saturday a month to teach a class of up to 24 with a partner teacher. We teach and test the class with great results, and then sanitize the equiptment. Pay is electronic and the team that I work with is amazing friendly and passionate.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 June 2017
I was let go as an instructor at BVC after more than five years for no reason and no cause with only two days notice. Unprofessional management was the norm during my time in my department, as they didn't promote people to supervisory positions according to management skills.
Good pay, great benefits if you get full-time work
Limited chances for advancement, poor middle management, staff so big that you are a number.
College Instructor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 February 2017
Bow Valley College was a wonderful place to work. The people there were fantastic and most of the management team is incredibly approachable. Many members of the management trust you to get your job done and trust that you are capable of completing work with little or no supervision. The most frustrating part of working at the college is its downtown location. Calgary transit can be incredibly unreliable and shuts down more than is acceptable for a large city. Parking is very expensive and the traffic is ridiculous. The people that you work with and the students make up for this. The students are incredibly appreciative and hard working. Bow Valley College has a high standard and demands excellence from its students.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 June 2013
Working at BVC means working with people who really care about you and support you. For some reason, this most definitely does not extend to the management team. They are unfocussed, biased, and uncommunicative in the extreme.