British Columbia Institute of Technology Employee Reviews

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Great school for finding a job after grad
Peer Tutor (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC9 April 2019
I had understanding profs who valued the hard work and were always available to help. after graduation I found a job within 2days, because what one learns at BCIT is exactly what is need at the job and interview the person for.
Pros
peer tutoring
Cons
too many courses in one term
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5.0
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productive and fun workplace
student staff (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC6 March 2019
it is a fun job with flexible shifts, I learnt to be more responsible and efficient, the place is fun and the staff is kind overall it is a good place to work
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5.0
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I loved working at BCIT because it was a fantastic place to work and learn.
Peer Mentor (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC5 March 2019
I would go to the indigenious services after class to help other students and co workers with ceremonial tasks and projects. It has been one of the most enjoyable working experiences that I have ever had,.
Pros
Cultural inclusiveness
Cons
Not enough hours in the day to finish all the assignments.
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4.0
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Good Place to work but..
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 February 2019
Overall a good place to work if your priorities are a consistent, low stress, low innovation work day.

However, if you are looking to constantly innovate and take initiative and learn, it might not be the place for you.

Overachievers might get bored too soon.
Pros
work life balance, good colleagues, collegial
Cons
lack of strategic direction, too much old blood and old ways of thinking
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Excellent work environment
Railroad Rules Instructor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 February 2019
Was an exciting and challenging place to work at, no dull moment. Excellent Managers. From my point of view, I really enjoyed training new students for a career on the Railway making good money and enjoying all benefits a Company and Unions can afford to give.
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4.0
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Not Keeping Pace
Instructor (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC30 January 2019
BCIT faculty are not keeping pace with industry trends and innovations. There's not enough incentive for faculty to stay current in their respective fields.
Pros
Job security
Cons
Lack of innovation
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5.0
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Good place to learn and work
4th class power engineer (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC21 January 2019
Very friendly working environment. Sophisticated equipment to work with. Good place for hands-on learning. The teachers and coworkers are very friendly.
Pros
Good Place to work
Cons
As intern, you dont get pay
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5.0
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Gained a lot of experience
Power Engineer (Former Employee) –  Student21 January 2019
This is school, so ive learned many great things. HVAC, operation systems, instrumentation, operating on low and high pressure boilers, applied science, and maintanance.
Instructors cares a lot about the students
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Great gym for staff use
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC17 January 2019
A good place to work where the focus is on the students' success.
Most enjoyable part of the job are some people to work with.
The hardest part of the job is the system support.
Pros
People
Cons
System Support
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4.0
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Flexible schedules
Server/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC14 January 2019
BCIT offers a lot of part-time programs. Students can take classes in the evening, weekends. This helps a lot for people who work during day time. I hope BCIT could offer more program choices and focuses on improving students employment rate.
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5.0
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Generally a pleasant place to work although red tape can be testing at times
AV Installation (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC13 December 2018
Really like working here, nice people, challenging and interesting work. Red tape and business processes could be improved. Two main unions here are BCGEU and FSA, generally good. Not sure about how management treated but mostly seem happy working here.
Pros
Challenging and Interesting Work
Cons
Too much red tape, inefficient business processes
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4.0
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Great place to work and grow your career but don't expect a fulltime position
Instructor (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC18 November 2018
Great place to work and being an instructor. PTS is better than FTS due to level of flexiblity to customize the course outline. However, don't expect a full time position due to senior instructors not retiring and most of the departments have stopped hiring on full time basis due to various reasons - enrollement, benefits, others
Pros
Awesome place.
Cons
Need to align courses better with workplace requirements
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5.0
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Awesome School
Student (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 September 2018
great school with awesome teachers who care about the students and want to see them succeed and do better. course content can be very tough but help is always available whenever needed.
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4.0
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Autonomy
Creator & Instructor, Music Business Program (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC27 August 2018
Teaching in the part-time studies program provides complete autonomy for the course materials and direction of learning that I am able to bring to my course.
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Terrible senior management
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC22 August 2018
Student Services Management are terrible. It used to be a good place to work, but over the last few years has gone downhill. No appreciation or respect. The office is not managed properly and has become toxic.
Management wonders why the Employee Engagement Survey produced such low numbers in all aspects. Sometimes money just isn't enough.
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
Management and toxic work environment
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4.0
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Productive and fun place to work
Recreation Aide / Student staff (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC31 May 2018
I worked as a student staff in the recreational department, but the full time staff there were amazing. They kept the atmosphere positive and were always willing to help.
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4.0
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Excellent Work Enviroment
Peer Tutor (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC3 May 2018
This a very good place to work. all instructors and staff are very polite and helpful.
Learning commons team is very concise and very organized team.
It's a very challenging environment to learn and tutor.
I love to work there.
Pros
synergy, work environment
Cons
salary
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Terrible work culture and coworkers
Staff tech (Former Employee) –  BC29 April 2018
If you enjoy coworkers smiling in front of you and then behind your back talking smack about you, join BCIT. I worked in an area that is supposed to be dictated by your own work pace but that was quickly thrown out the window. Be careful of the your coworkers here, salary is okay and work is easy enough. Would have made a wonderful permanent job if it wasn’t for the work culture here represented by the awful culture and disrespect.
Pros
Easy work, salary is ok
Cons
Work culture, coworkers disrespecting you
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5.0
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Open the lab. do your homework, then clean and lock up when your done. Easy money.
Lab Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC26 April 2018
Such an easy job. You open the lab for the students, do your home work in the lab, then clean close the lab. You are just there to make sure no one steals anything and to clean up once your done. Cleaning is just coiling a few wires, and making sure everything is in its place. Since the students a trained to put everything away when they are done there often isn't any mess the clean. you don't even need to talk with your boss outside of the first day.

You're going to be at school after hours anyways, might as well make some free money.
Pros
Easy, Get paid to do your homework, No boss.
Cons
Lots of competition for the job. No guarantee of getting it next year.
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4.0
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learned so much
Welder Foundation Program (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC16 March 2018
learned so many valuable skills for the next step in my employment journey
advanced equiment and instruction. the best training in all of canada in my opinion.
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