Instructor in Courtenay, BC
Needs new management
The college has a lot of potential. Unfortunately, it's squandered by unimaginative and barely competent administrators who talk a good game, but never follow through. There's little emphasis on collaboration with staff and virtually no process for cultivating leadership or harnessing talent. Poor decisions have undermined the College's reputation locally and threatened the quality of education offered. It's a demoralizing place to work. I would leave if not for my family's ties.
Administrator in Courtenay, BC
THE worst place to work
Looks good on the surface but this is a fiefdom run by one or two individuals who are completely self-interested and who will do anything to maintain power. The internal politics is never ending. Qualifications and performance mean absolutely nothing. While there are good people trying to bring this institution up to a respectable level, (instructors and admin) overall it is a truly TOXIC WORK ENVIRONMENT. Just check the levels of turnover and the amount of people who have left on stress leave. This is about the worst place to work in the Comox Valley (or anywhere) and really has no business as an accredited post secondary institution. Interesting to see that another well intentioned president is now leaving, in all likelihood run out by those wanting to grab even more power for themselves. Horrible, horrible place to work. Avoid at all costs.
Instructor in Vancouver Island, BC
This workplace needs TLC
Teaching is fulfilling and the courses are great quality. Unfortunately, the internal culture is toxic. Contracts are weaponized to overwork instructors without regard to the consequences for student learning and success (never mind faculty members' wellness). There are far too many administrators and several are so incompetent that they harm the institution. Even among those who are skilled, their communication is abysmal and decision-making is opaque & reactionary. This organization's management desperately needs a reset with fewer 'leaders' and better processes for engaging faculty & staff in all matters. The best ideas & strongest leadership is coming from the ranks.
HCA Instructor in Denman Island, BC
A typical rural community college
This is a typical rural community college, staff are excellent and the educational standards are good. Campus facilities are very good. I would recommend them as an employer
Administrative Assistant in Campbell River, BC
Good job, good pay
Decent place to work but not a lot of formal training ... more on the job training style... work life balance a slight struggle but better than many other jobs