Columbia International College Reviews

Updated Feb 8, 2021

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Columbia International College President & Executive Director Clement Chan (no image)
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21 Ratings
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  • "Low pay, no overtime compensation(in 6 reviews)

  • "Scheduling, long hours, overall good(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great summer positions!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor 

    I worked at Columbia International College part-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my colleagues and the international students. Great summer position!

    Cons

    Sometimes the work schedule may change last minute due to unforeseeable events like bad weather, traffic, etc. However, the coordinators did a great job with communicating when there is a schedule change.

  2. "Day Chaperone"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Day Chaperone 

    I worked at Columbia International College full-time

    Pros

    Fun to work with campers! Get to experience Canada with campers

    Cons

    Very large groups of campers


  3. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Officer in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Columbia International College full-time

    Pros

    Schedule, upbeat environment, student engagement, rewarding

    Cons

    Work peaks and cycles can be stressful.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia International College part-time

    Pros

    Great starting career choice Nice people

    Cons

    Demanding job No encouragement from overhead

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Summer camp day chaperone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Day Chaperone in Hamilton, ON

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

    Pros

    get to work with different people

    Cons

    poor management and conflicts between co-workers

  6. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Day Chaperone in Hamilton, ON

    I worked at Columbia International College full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere, the coworkers are great

    Cons

    Hours may be all over the place

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Counsellor"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Counsellor in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Columbia International College full-time

    Pros

    Gained good Experience With students

    Cons

    Management disorganized not caring for employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "More like a cooperate company than a school"

    1.0
    Former Employee - House Parent in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good staff who work hard and care about their job and the students. They do their best with that they are given.

    Cons

    Upper management only cares about profit and image. They do not care about staff or students and will do anything to cut corners and silence voices.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Lead Hand in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia International College full-time

    Pros

    None worth mentioning at all.

    Cons

    Pay/hours/lack of advancement based on value of work or knowledge just who kisses their rear the most. You don't want to find out.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not Good"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Support Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - cheap meals in cafeteria for staff

    Cons

    - no structure in company - lack of communication between departments

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