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Columbia International College Reviews

Updated Aug 29, 2019

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3.3
66%
Recommend to a Friend
65%
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Columbia International College CEO Clement Chan (no image)
Clement Chan
19 Ratings
  1. "Event Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Columbia International College full-time

    Pros

    there are lots of hours and you can earn a lot over the summer

    Cons

    the hourly wage is a little bit low

    Columbia International College2019-04-04
  2. "A Welcome Option for Most"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia International College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    large faculty, excellent support staff, supportive admin., a wide variety of international students

    Cons

    enrollment numbers determine employment for teachers and they can't guarantee job security for all teachers

    Advice to Management

    None. Thanks!

    Columbia International College2019-08-29
  3. "• Assisted camp counselors and administrative leadership by supervising campers"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Leader 

    I worked at Columbia International College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Gained a lot of interpersonal skills by working with different groups of children

    Cons

    If you do not enjoy working with different age range of children it might be stressful

    Columbia International College2019-08-29
  4. "Liaison officer"

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    Current Employee - Liaison Officer in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia International College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. The supportive manager who always has your back. 2. The supportive manager who give you feedbacks on time 3. Flexible, dealing with students in our own comfortable but professional way 4. Continuing education opportunities 5. Cool Employee Benefits 6. multicultural working environment 7.Frequent communications with other departments and director

    Cons

    1. Training sessions and continuing education opportunities are limited 2. Limited room for improvement

    Advice to Management

    It's good enough!

    Columbia International College2019-05-21
  5. "This is a great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Columbia International College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have had lots of support while working there It pays well You can work from home

    Cons

    They are not very involved with their clients

    Columbia International College2018-10-06
  6. "Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Columbia International College full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Staf, Cheap Meals, Nice Kids

    Cons

    sometimes communication is not very great

    Columbia International College2018-10-18
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Work Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia International College full-time

    Pros

    The kids are kind, and you can make some great friends amongst the staff.

    Cons

    The school is entirely corrupt and the work is extremely precarious.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of a certain person in Admissions.

    Columbia International College2018-11-04
  8. "Good Place to Start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Columbia International College full-time

    Pros

    - Fun and engaging coworkers - Great culture diversity - cheap lunch

    Cons

    - low pay, good for new grads

    Columbia International College2018-09-28
  9. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - IELTS Invigilator in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia International College part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Wonderful and positive atmosphere. - Professional, dedicated, caring, and supportive staff.

    Cons

    None that I can think of, it's great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Columbia International College2018-06-21
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Save yourself the heart ache"

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    Former Employee - Activities Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia International College part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Students Location Coworkers Close to Westdale so you can get lunch on a patio in the summer time

    Cons

    Management Wages/Pay are far below competitive Atmosphere Surveillance Environment Job Stability Culture of Fear Unjust dismissals are common No room for growth whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    You need to be transparent. Hiding information from staff, avoiding answering questions and micromanaging people is the reason why the turnover is so high and why retention is so low. You make almost 40K a year from 1 student, and the school keeps growing and growing in population, but are unable to pay staff barely more than a minimum wage? If you want your staff to provide excellent customer service to students,... how about starting with a HAPPY workforce first - who strive to do their best for a business that they believe in? How is the CEO on the sunshine list, while his employees are fighting for a liveable wage? INVEST IN PEOPLE.

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    Columbia International College2018-03-27
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