British Columbia Institute of Technology
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BCIT provides various learning and career opportunities to employees, faculty and management. In order to be familiar with the work, I advise new employees to experience a full academic calendar to get a full picture of the role and responsibilities.
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Good school

Schedule might be intense but you will learn a lot. Professors can be hit or miss. Nice and helpful classmates. Overall, bcit is a good school to attend
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The current state of our division is rough. Employee turnover is at an all-time high, and management does not seem to care about regular employees. The hybrid schedules are not flexible like the company advertises them to be. In fact, they are pretty rigid. Engagement and moral are poor, hopefully things get better.
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Great students

The most enjoyable part of the job is the interaction with students. The online system they use is a bit overwhelming at first. I wish the classrooms are cleaned more frequently.
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Working at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) has been a truly rewarding experience. The institution's commitment to excellence in education is reflected in the supportive and collaborative work environment that exists among faculty, staff, and students.As an employee, I have found BCIT to be a great place to work, with a strong sense of community and a focus on continuous learning and professional development. The institution provides numerous opportunities for employees to expand their knowledge and skills through workshops, training sessions, and other professional development activities.
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Great place to work

My team is great, and I really like working here.Challenging work in a good way, lots of autonomy, and also support from my leaders.I like the hybrid model of some days in the office and some days at home.


Lots of professional development opportunties, pay is good and benefits are great.


Things are slow to move forward
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Its alright

Min Wage. Supervisors micromanage. Sometimes people don't show up. Expect to walk alot on your feet. Ok for someone who wants to have a little bit of money while studying.
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Amazing place with many growth opportunities

Fun place. Able to ask questions and receive helpful feedback. Collaborative co-workers and many opportunities for growth. Getting to see students and connect with them.
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Rigid and broken unionized school

It is hard to make changes in a unionized environment. Some people who have been there are not doing anything. Learning to be incapable and lazy, so your manager will not assign extra work to you. It is not fair for some new employees, but that is the rule there. There is also a high turnover rate. People come and leave, so it is hard to get " useful " information from people. You need to make your own judgment and do lots of research.


good benefits package


management is not accountable
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Little growth in pay and advancement

It was an decent place to work, flexible schedule in part time studies was fantastic. However, even teaching full time in part time studies is not a decent income for my skills, education and experience.
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Depends on your department

Due to cut cost, some department doesn’t have enough money to hire full-time employee when the senior folks retired. It creates lots of workload for the existing employee and some of the coworkers takes advantage of sick leave, it really shift the workload to others. The manager don’t really fix the problem but let it continues to happen.
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Great place for Online continuing education

Very flexible learning style, great for those trying to maintain a career and add additional education to their resume. Would recommend BCIT for other allied health continuing education programs.
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Great institution but pay is low for part-time work

In the part-time studies program, it is difficult for instructors to make a living as the money is so-so and there are very few benefits with a lack of job security.However, you do get a reasonable amount of freedom in your teaching which is nice. You don't have someone breathing down your neck at your work as other institutions have.I still say that overall BCIT is a good place to work, it just suffers the same issues as many other universities.


Great students, nice campus, some freedom


No job security in PTS, no benefits, so-so pay
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Work life balance

Comfortable place to work depending on our department. Great benefitsFlexible work arrangements for some departmentsPD funds A lot of red tape when working on large Institute projects.
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High turnover rate and not fair to contract employees

All difficult tasks would assign to contract employees, only permanent employees can enjoy work life balance. Contract employees are not allowed to work from home, but permanent employees only.
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Great place to work.

It's a good place to work with encouraging people. Students always have various needs to that adds a bit challenges to work with but very enjoyable. Great and timely responses to COVID 19.
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Great place to work with good benefits

Benefits are great here. You can get a hold of the benefits package online through their website before you even start to get an idea of what is offered.
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Toxic union work environment

Toxic union work environment, entitled older workers refuse to work and have little ambition. Wages are beyond low. Leadership from management is non existent, often with the wrong leader in place. Do not work here.
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Dedicated Staff but an Institution that is Difficult to Make Change In

I was fortunate in my role to meet many that are dedicated to teaching and learning. Not all embraced bringing forward ideas and experiences of an outside institution which made change very slow to impossible. Excluded from key meetings/discussions, making it impossible to meet expectations.Frequently expected to work late evenings, weekends and on vacations to meet multi changing deadlines.


Salary and some amazing dedicated staff


Strong stance on how it was - not how it could be
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A fun place to work

I did something new every days. The work was easy and the people that I worked with were friendly and helpful. My supervisor at BCIT was very nice and suggested for me to apply at BCIT to get full-time work


Good pay, good working enviroment environment and conditions


Some heavy lifting
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Fun place but challenging

BCIT is a great place to work. Lots of opportunities to grow academically and socially. Work can be challenging but in the end it is always rewarding.


Lots of upgrades


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Based on 121 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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