Saskatchewan Polytechnic
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Great benefits, not worth the stress

Great benefits, pay and opportunities for work life balance, but the majority of the management is horrible. The stress and politics of this organization are not worth it. The turnover rate is horrible, which increases workloads and ultimate burnout, which is common in many departments.
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Productive and collaborative

Good place to work and fast pace. Senior technician always help and give advice to grow up.Learn lots from them. Install and mount projector and access to new technologies.

Pros

Good work environment

Cons

Casual
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Great work place.

My life was stressless and easy, great support, organizational culture, and training. Good colleagues and teamwork. You learn a lot while doing your job.
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OOS Positions Too close to back door for Trigger Happy Managers

High turnover in management positions. Senior Leaders are a revolving door. The ones who stay are closed minded and not people focused. New and fresh ideas cannot be embraced and lack of emotional support . Instead these ideas are attacked by the insecure. Understaffing critical areas and failure to respond to middle management concerns around overworking staff.
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Toxic leadership

Teaching has been my life-long passion. When I first started as an instructor, I was heartened by many of the impressive-sounding policies and the various supports available to students and teachers. As time passed, I started to realize that those initial impressions were nothing but an illusion. Too many of the instructors are overworked and undersupported. I count myself as one of them. At staff meeting after staff meeting, I hear my colleagues express their legitimate concerns to school management but little to nothing has improved because of it. I've come to the conclusion that the leadership may talk a good game but are ultimately toxic. I feel that over the years the quality of the learning experience for students in my program has deteriorated because the instructors are under more stress than is necessary.

Pros

Long summer break for instructors and good benefits

Cons

Lack of support from management
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Not if you want to bring in change

Not a great place, full of union mindset even in uppper management . Lot of cats who want to attack and are Insecure . Lack of exposure in current employees and they are over employed . New and fresh ideas cannot be embraced and lack of emotional support .
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic work culture is bad They do not believe in education for their instructors, they do not protect their workers, they do not clean their buildings
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Management is disorganized with little to no foresight. The organization is full of red tape, with an ineffective training program as upper management is over educated and under advised as to the scope of program provision being delivered at the organization. Work environment differs by department, but in general, after consultation with other department staff, work environment is stressful, and management favors electronics, nursing/ health technologies/ parts management programs. I wish I had not uprooted my life for this organization. They will do everything in their power to deceive you out of fair pay and benefits. constant relationship with union representation is essential to prevent wrong doing by management and HR.
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Only good for casual workers.

They tend to only call you once in a while--which can also happen erratically. Advancement is hard to achieve due to management boxing you in 'casual worker' purgatory of the sort.
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It is an okay place to work

I think job satisfaction varies depending on the area you are working in. Some schools/departments have a great experience. Other areas are a work in progress.
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This was for a work placement through Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

This was a great place to have a work placement. I was still a student at the time, but the instructors would help give feedback when I needed it. I would recommend working here if you get the chance.
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Rewarding place to work.

I enjoyed going to work everyday. The work was fulfilling and satisfying.
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In my position I am able to be autonomous and provide same to my staff.

My hours of work are flexible, I seek out new learning opportunities, management has been very supportive and sees my leadership and work ethics. The organization as a whole is going through transformational changes which is exciting to me.

Pros

flexible working hours

Cons

staff
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Dont take long term employees views into account

As a long term employee I felt like I should have meant more to them, but in the end I became invisible and meaningless. I learned some skills and made some friends but I would never work there again.

Pros

fitness cedntre

Cons

invisible
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Great Team

You get to bring out your own personality into the mix. The people you work with are very good in communicating with people and are well understanding.

Pros

Flexible Hours

Cons

N/a
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Very intense

The Facility is older and required more time and money than most places. 750k square footage, 400+ staff as clients the Facility lacked personal for the types of support and services needed. Every one was overwhelmed and overworked.

Pros

Standard work place

Cons

No room for advancement
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Pleasant Work Environment

Great area to work in, always change keeping days exciting and challenging creating and developing new tools to help streamline workloads and create better systems for both employees and students.

Pros

Flexible work hours when needed

Cons

Hiring and Spending Freeze due to economic times
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I enjoyed teaching adult extension programs at the campus.

I instructed Computer software classes to adults with no experience with computers. I then was recruited by the adult learning extension supervisor to deliver an Electricity Introduction program for company specific staff in the electrical industry.

Pros

teaching students to understand concepts & apply new knowledge to their work environments
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Exciting and challenging

While fun and exciting, with ample tie for self betterment and career advancement, the system is mired down with senior staff phoning it in and not adding information to course development, or student enrichment.

Pros

lots of autonomy and training

Cons

covering for tenured employee who phones it in
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Helping people reach major milestones

A typical for my position was visiting high schools across SK to educate prospective students about post-secondary options after graduation. Very fulfilling job for me. SK polytech has great benefits and a good working environment.

Pros

Freedom to create my day. Great benefits.

Cons

Multiple campuses across province which makes for inconsistency.
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Based on 29 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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