Douglas College Reviews

Updated May 26, 2020

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3.3
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Douglas College President & CEO Dr. Kathy Denton
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25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture and work-life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • "nice people who like their jobs and great location with good benefits and okay wages(in 7 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great employer"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Officer in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Douglas College full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and work-life balance

    Cons

    Work could get repetitive at times

  2. "Amazing professional development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Coquitlam, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Treated as a human being first and foremost. - They invest in employee development; you get to go to seminars and training sessions that are expensive / difficult to get into. - High level of trust: no micromanaging; you get a project with your team and you submit it once complete. - Higher pay than other entry level positions. - They train you to be prepared for the workplace once you graduate. - Very flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    - As a student assistant you can only work up to 20hrs/week.

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  3. "The Workplace"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager 

    I have been working at Douglas College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a good place to work, great team environment

    Cons

    Working hours can be long

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "WorkBc Maple Ridge"

    1.0
    Case Management 

    I worked at Douglas College

    Pros

    Living so close is perfect I live so close

    Cons

    Bullying, many individuals developed PTSD as a result working in this environment. I was bullied out of my job. Staff members were fearful of asking questions. I observed many hostile behaviors towards staff. Looks and remarks people made to feel stupid countless complaints to HR . This trickles down from the top

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  5. "Overall positive experience."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in New Westminster, BC
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, flexible schedule, and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay is not so great. Only minimum wage.

  6. "Needs more contact with CEIT"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Education Technology Facilitator in New Westminster, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Douglas College part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Independent, low supervision, varied projects

    Cons

    Isolated, no peers, few network permissions for the expectations

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  7. "Good place to work if you go to school there"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New Westminster, BC

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

    Pros

    Especially convenient to your schedule if you go to school there already. As a teaching assistant, you're not expected to do that much.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low, but factoring in the time you actually work, it's worth it

  8. "Faculty Position at Douglas College"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New Westminster, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas College full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Stable position. Managers are great. - Tim Hortons on site.

    Cons

    - Lots of bureaucracy/layers/processes - takes a long time to get things accomplished. - Not the greatest benefits program.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Inhuman"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas College full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary. That’s about it. (The students are okay.)

    Cons

    HR, administration, lack of respect. HR treats you like a statistic, a cog in their greasy wheel. I try not to interact with any administrators at the college, from HR to departmental receptionists. They are, on a whole, rude, inept, and a burden. Worst experience I’ve ever had. It’s a toxic place to work.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Encore Career Program-Job Search for 55+"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Career Coach in Coquitlam, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paycheck, most colleagues are wonderful people, parking

    Cons

    Extremely Stressful working environment, No work-life balance, unrealistic expectations, office politics, lack of plans=chaos, no office space,

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