Olds College Employee Reviews
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Working with Olds was a part-time contract position. It paid on the lower side of the scale for Instructional Designers, but I chose to do the work because I wasn't very busy. The project had many problems. Mainly, subject matter experts that were too busy to do the project, so the project stalled many times along the way, and I had to wait a long time for feedback for work to proceed. That being said, my supervisor was really supportive and encouraging in the work that I did. He tried his best to keep me up to date, and there were many things that were simply out of his control.
a close knit community.....nice people.....interesting place to work..... management are well organized .... my supervisor was good to work with. I learned a lot about dealing with students in their own environment.
Engaged with the residence of the college by either activities hosted by us, or stopping by and talk with residence on rounds every night. There are two responsibilities. First one is the wellness of the residence - planning events once a month, designing a bulletin board with awareness relating to collage life or internationally (black history month), and resolving conflict when occurs. The second responsibility is the safety of the residence and enforcing policy of the rental agreement every residence signs.
A typical day is the Game Day Ambassadors show up at Ralph Klein Centre 3.5hrs before the starting time to bring out all of the equipment. There are days where we could work for over 9 hours. The workplace culture is laidback, very great people to work with, and showing up for shifts. Pros: ~ Great experience for students who would like to work in the Sports industry ~ Great people to work with ~ Having fun at work Cons: ~ Trying to juggle with playing on a sports team and being a Game Day Ambassador can be a bit challenging at times ~ Having problems with technology, especially with the LiveStreaming software
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I learned that if you want to get something done fast you need team work because it’s better to have more people to help with stuff and I was already a hard worker but this job made me a hardy worker
There is no cons the job was great
I had the chance to work with the best Payroll Manager, learned so much from her. Can't say enough good things about her, excellent mentor. I had the opportunity to learn about the teachers union and the various contracts. My first experience using Workforce Now. It was only a temp job for a few weeks but I learned a lot being there. I would have happily stayed longer if they needed me to despite the long drive,
The changes happening at the college in the past year have been for the better. Morale is up, there is a feeling of community, and departments are working better with each other. There are great ideas being heard and many followed through with. I feel supported and heard, that my well being is cared about, and that my ideas have value.
Salary, Staff Culture, PD Opportunity, Beautiful Campus, Office Hours, Holidays
You are treated as an object not a human. Poor managerial personnel with poor leadership skills. Little or no training. Over time not permitted but was constantly working over time unpaid hours. No backing from HR department or leaders at the college when concerns were presented. Hard work and success not rewarded or recognized or even appreciated.
Non caring atmosphere, no training, no human factor, non caring employer.
I have worked here for almost 3 years and have really enjoyed it. Has a "small-town" feel and if you're willing to work hard, have a positive attitude and support students you willmost likely be rewarded. Ability to work well with others and be a decent human being goes a long way.
Nice, down-to-earth people.
Had to take contracts at 3 month intervals, and there was no guarantee that there was another contract after the first, so it was always a worry about consistent work. Other then doing one contract with a well qualified partner, the other 3 programs that I ran for the college I was given previous students that had come out of the program to come out as assistant Instructors which I thought was not a good practice but it was not my call. Also the equipment was donated, and not in the greatest of shape.
Long hours, and not a lot of support
Years ago this was a great personal place to work. changes that are more politically motivated have changed the whole place to a place that is just work. So many good people bought off after years of service and no one with any experience to replace them. Once gone there is no way to rekindle good feelings.
some good people
few hours and no benefits, contracts only
Would not recommend working in admissions at the college. You will be overworked, stressed and worried about your job stability. Long probationary periods serve to protect the college and not your position. The office offers little in the way of a friendly culture, and you will receive little in the way of training, or of feedback of any kind. The job stability is questionable at best with a high rotation of people coming and going through the office. I would not recommend working within this office.
salary cuts, layoffs, no company culture