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Working with supportive team member that help you navigate the processes and procedures the college has in place. Can always feel free to reach out for help, overall great place to work
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Okay place

Managment could be improved. Decent pay. Very average overall. No culture or perks. Smells like old books. Vacay in already always booked up by seniority.
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Misleading. Lack of Support, Communication & Integrity.

Misleading about offered contracts. Management accusational. Sups show support during team meets, but when reaching out, they are more critical than supportive. Lack of professional and collaborative communication & trustworthiness. A pattern of indirectly expressing negative feelings instead of openly addressing them. Much OT w/o pay.
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Nice place to work, hard to advance

The college was a great place to work, student and community focused. Good training, great SOP's, and teamwork. Good location, lots of breaks, overtime requires when applicable.


good training


hard to advance
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I loved my job at Okanagan College!

It was exciting to work with the staff and students at Okanagan College! It was an inclusive work environment with great people! Co-designing a new course and instructing Landscape Horticulture was a very positive experience.
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Lack of Management direction and training

The busy co-workers are expected to take time out of their busy day to train so I did a lot of reading of union contacts in the first 3 weeks. 2 months in, I was given a list of items that I should be trained on with no schedule for training. The standard Operating Procedures were out of date so some didn't apply anymore but the valid ones were a big help.The manager asks if they can help you with learning but how do you know how they can help when neither of you know the whole job yet? I had more training in my last month than the first 4 when they found 2 of the staff were leaving to different departments. At the end of my last day, I was told I did not successfully complete the 6 month probation and I was done. I know not all the departments will be the same and most Managers have been there a while. I just ended up in one of the lacking situations.The most enjoyable part of the job was the people. Most were very friendly and supportive.
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Productive and flexible work environment

Hours are flexible and a typical day is always productive and stress free.Great office distribution and equipment. Well prepared project management steers team towards priorities and goals, meaning quick and meaningful meetings.Learning is an ongoing thing as we deal with so many technologies/stacks.


Flexibility, safe and friendly environment, short productive meetings.


Pay slightly lower than average.
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Poor Culture and Poor Treatment of Staff

By far the worst work experience I have had. The company will take advantage of you until you learn that they do not care about the employees. The culture is broken, and they do not care to change it. Only the students suffer from this as qualified instructors leave.
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Great place to work with a slow rise to full time career.

Okanagan College is a great place to get into the teaching world. However as a part time instructor your rise to a full time career will be long, so don’t expect a quick transition. That being said the juice is worth the squeeze if you can stick it out. Pay is fair, benefits are great, work life balance is unmatched, culture is great, coworkers are great, the facilities are getting better every year, ect ect ect.


Unmatched work/life balance.


Unpaid coffee breaks and lunches.
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Not a happy place

Stressful, overworked, and parking is a nightmare. Coworkers are awful gossips and mean.No one can be fired as it is a union.Finance has a high turn overGood luck!


Paid professional development


Stressful and awful place to work
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Lack of management direction and oversight

Upon being hired, I was excited to work as an instructor, disappointed to learn that there is no orientation for new employees, at all. not even direction on where the bathrooms are. You are left on your own to figure everything, I mean everything out. Might as well just say "here's 15 people in an empty room go teach them something" No idea where to ask for help, gather supplies, find resources, NOTHING!The work culture is difficult, open hostility and bullying amongst instructors and no management structure is in place to deter this.Expectations that you work for free in your spare time to develop learning materials and exams.Found this a dysfunctional workplace, that I so much wanted to enjoy, but filled with frustrations and heartaches.


Union collective agreement, wages, benifits (if you can ever qualify)


lack of direction and oversight from management
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Productive and Fun place to work

It has relaxed atmosphere with good collaboration from collegues and managers. Okanagan College is a very nice place to work. It has recreation facilities one can use.
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The focus on the students and service to them.

The focus on the students and service to them. We worked very collaboratively as a department across four campuses in the Okanagan Region, and there was a significant amount of support, especially for new faculty members!
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Best Student Job

When I was a student at OC I worked in the gym/for athletics and Rec department. It was amazing. The absolute best student job one could ask for. Highly recommend.


Great work environment and work-life balance


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Excellent Place to work at,with very good staff. very helpful colligues. level of work was not stressful.learned a lot from this job.I am going to appreciate my time at Okanagan college for life.,
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Great team based collaboration

Positive teams and work environment in the nursing faculty. Welcoming orientation to all faculty at the college. Supportive management. Peers were also engaging and positive
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they have a large range of Courses for everyone. highly suggest as it is a fun environment and friendly faces. a huge library and also a wide section of cafeteria food
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Excellent College ti work for

Okanagan college offers a wide variety of career opportunities Not only was I a student with the certified dental assistant program but advanced my education as a dental instructor
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Relaxed work type

Great environment, work from home and just have a good time. There wasn't a lot of money to be had, but there was not a lot of work to be had either. So they balance out.


Work from home


Work when travelling
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Excellent place to work

Okanagan College is good at getting the best person for the job. The staff are very skilled and professional and make it a great place to work. This likely varies from campus to campus but for the most part, OC is a great employer.
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Residence Advisor at Student Housing - A great position to have while studying

Residence advisors (RA) at Okanagan College student housing are responsible for looking after the building outside of general office hours, supporting fellow students with housing, academic, social and other needs, and planning student events for student residents. This is a fun-filled position to have while studying and a great way to build skills for your resume. Although majority of the time, RAs have an easy job, they need to be ready to address any situation. Maintaining confientiallity is highly expected in this position. Extrovertion, assertiveness, and teamwork are all attributes which are used as an RA. Although not the most rewarding financially, RAs at Okanagan College are compensated with housing, parking, and other benefits. This is also a fantastic position in which to meet new people and develop life-long friendships. Highly recommend.
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Based on 65 reviews

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4.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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