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Being an RA was very fulfilling but requires a lot of self-management, time management, and collaboration. It is not a regular job as it involves living where you work, tending to emergencies at all hours, and compensation is in Room and Board. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to meet students from all walks of life and contribute to their experience in University through events, activities, and support.
Room and Board, Team building, Growth
Undefined working hours
This university claims to be all about promoting Indigenous culture and diversity yet somehow the ENTIRE upper leadership (including the First Nations Department) is composed of white people. The upper management is incompetent and apathetic to the average new employee and will only back whoever is nearest to suck up to them. There is no organization or workflow or being rewarded for hard work. University claims your evaluations are based on performance when in reality it is all about power politic and senior HR talking behind your back and judging you superficially rather than objectively and with due process. There is a lot of backstabbing by that Department and many in the most senior positions need to be removed or fired. Just don't buy into the façade that this a fine place to work and that it is a fantastic "opportunity" to work here.
Old Leadership Creating Toxic Work Environment Rather than Working
Capilano University has afforded me many different opportunities over the 18 years that I have been employed there. The fact that the University is constantly evolving to stay relevant, keep jobs engaging. Capilano University is continually recognized for having an amazing community and the people are what makes the place hum. I have learned that to be a truly effective leader, you must listen to the people that you serve, both staff and students and they will lead the way with their knowledge.
But.. if you are full time in IT you need to join the union. And the pay for full time is a bit below the market, but it works for some. Parking is paid, but there is a free one on the street if you come early. Great HR department. IT is collaborative but a bit slow if you are looking for intense work, it is not the best place. Awesome campus. cafeteria and summer BBQs
There has been much change at CapU and the excitement of seeing projects take shape is amazing. One person can make a huge difference and make things happen and are fully supported by leadership. The people and community are really what makes CapU stand out for me, I feel lucky that I get to work here every day. Beautiful campus and lots of well-being focus is a bonus. Benefits are fantastic and do help to offset salary expectations within the industry. I've learned that you can use your initiative here and roll with ideas, definitely an employer that appreciates individual talents and strengths.
Great place to work, excellent people, fantastic students, love the culture. Strong management support and culture. Recommend teaching at CapU. Always open to new ideas, highly collaborative environment.
Great management support team. High level of collaboration. Open and positive.
Like one other reviewer says, people are only there for the pension or the money, or they are part of the problem.Toxic culture. Unfriendly or insecure and hostile department heads/ coordinators, and union mentality eveywhere - to the detriment of students!!! People have been out of their industry/ workplace so long that they don't realize that their behaviour is not acceptable at work. Unique work cultures - not in a good way. Very poor leadership on many levels. Lacks feel of a university despite the nice scenery. Beautiful scenery is plentiful in the lower mainland.
People are good, location can be problematic when there are accidents on the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge
I enjoyed my time at Capilano University. It was for 2 one year temporary full time contracts. Good place to work, although the salary is not competitive and turnover tends to be a little high.
I really enjoyed working here as they are very friendly staff who is very understanding. The position I held here was part time but I was delighted to go into work everyday.
Holding poses for long periods of time under hot lighting can make the job a little difficult
do not work here for they are not there for there employes and you never get a raise and they just want you to work and no breaks and when threaten at work the bosses don't do anything. work sometimes 12 hour shifts and no break and when sick they don't let you have days off or when family emergence come up you still need to go and work. you have to pay for your lunches and they only give you 30 mins to eat and get back to work if is busy you get no lunch break.
Diversity and inclusivity are an integral part of Capilano University’s campus community. Our multicultural student body, faculty and employees enrich our learning environment and experience. CapU is committed to attracting and retaining a respectful and diverse workforce.