Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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instructor at University
teaching environment very relaxed

students were stressful


lots of work in teaching university courses


lesson plans, PowerPoints, lectures


nothing more to say


I find this element of questionnaire annoying
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Productive and friendly environment
leadership depends on department
friendly environment overall

top executives are great

unfit managers are very competitive

watch out for people who get promoted quickly
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management not understanding work or how to promote healthy work environment
Management not hearing issues related to actual work, education, and creating a positive environment for faculty to achieve this with support. Union weak to support.
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Don't work at the Horticulture Field Lab
Management in charge of outdoor facilities is terrible, very power tripping. Heavy lack of any organization combined with acting like they are a working greenhouse/golf course/landscaping company when they are not and expecting students to have prior knowledge they should be teaching them.
Pros
work Mondays to Thursdays
Cons
terrible environment
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Productive and fun work place
KPU is an excellent workplace where you learn alot and high chances of growing with experience and education. I highly recommend this job site. Management is supportive .
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Great culture, but not a fair environment to student tutors
Working as a tutor at KPU was a great experience that helped me develop many great skills. Unfortunately, they paid close to minimum wage, which in my opinion, they should be embarrassed about.

This made me have to find another part-time job, which then added to additional stress and difficulty focusing on my own educational goals.
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Place to enhance your knowledge and experience
Work-life balance is perfect
You can have a flexible time schedule based on your work

Management is very interactive and ready to hear your suggestions and opinion
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Good employer
supported limited professional development/network opportunities for mid level management

Passionate to ensure high level services and programs are delivered to students Institutional pride.


Multi-campus, makes it competitive for recognition of value/perception of importance.
Pros
Supportive direct management
Cons
Work/life balance and expectations were becoming increasingly difficult to manage
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Good place to start career, gain experience
Take everything as a learning opportunity to gather all the necessary skills you may need for the future. Receptive to new ideas and projects. Most student opportunities are all contract based (semesterly).
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great place
Academics are the base of this place, awesome if your thing is to learn from academics perspective. would say that some technological tools are a little outdated but overall is the place where you can have very knowledgeable and skillful staff willing to cooperate as a team to reach common goals
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Never worked there. Only as a student.
Courses only. Business Manager and Editor of school newspaper.

The Communications department was friendly. But, the staff had left the students for over two months to fend for themselves. There was constant conflict with instructing staff and the administration.
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Didn't actually work here, this form won't let me skip
I'm not sure why this thing thinks I worked here, so I am just going to keep typing words until I reach the minimum character count. Great school though, cool programs like brewing!
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Not a good place to work at
-No Learning
-No growth

-No staff engagement

-No incentive to work hard.

-Lots of Politics

-HR Dept. sucks

- NOt sure what they are doing

-Do not work at KPU
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Productive and fun workplace
I learned how to work with students on a one-on-one basis while tutoring writing on a variety of subjects. The management was supportive and created a motivational work space.
Pros
Free lunches
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Great people
They employ incredibly talented people, who work their magic for very little pay or thanks.
There are many reasons I only gave this place three stars out of five.
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productive and fun working
productive. you are always surrounded by good people with high energy. learn new things. get new experiences. good environment. team work . coworkers are supportive
Pros
Free lunch
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Great staff
Collaborative staff and encouraging mentors. Practicum was wonderful and learned lots with my supervisors. There is lots to learn about the different departments.
Pros
Friendly
Cons
Poor leadership
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Good learning opportunities at KPU
KPU is a great option for students wanting experiential learning.
The workplace has pros and cons just like any other structured organization.

The work culture is different depending on the business unit/department you work in. Hence, it can be a great experience for some and not for others.
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Productive
Very good management
Very easy going and relaxed place to work

Hardworking management and employees

Good starting pay

All jobs are permenant

overall good place to work
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i'm a student there
As i'm a student there i got an opportunity to volunteer for a program and that was my only work experience over there. As it was a volunteer program i was working for free and i was not getting paid.
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everyday was something different
I loved my role as Program Assistant for Interior Design department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Everyday was something different. From supporting 100 students to teachers and other faculty members, each day presented a new challenge that I looked forward to. My main role was point of contact for the Interior Design department, updating program files, planning major events and daily administration duties..
Pros
union
Cons
union
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