Douglas College Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2021

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3.7
69%
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Douglas College President & CEO Dr. Kathy Denton
Dr. Kathy Denton
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture and work-life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "The work environment is empowering and the core values of Douglas College aligns with my own core values(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Career Advisor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator, Career Centre Programs in New Westminster, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My team, especially my manager, all staff and faculty, senior management and the ability to serve students and alumni in the Career Centre.

    Cons

    I would like to see the co-op/career services salaries align with other educational institutes payscales in BC

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Douglas College full-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere, excellent people, great work-life balance

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  3. "good"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant 

    I have been working at Douglas College full-time

    Pros

    good location! skytrain! friendly! near downtown

    Cons

    less pay. work from early morning!

  4. COVID-19

    "A perfect place to start your career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Assistant I in New Westminster, BC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment, well-connected team, professional development, advancement opportunities, excellent resources

    Cons

    use of personal equipment is sometimes needed (Pandemic Problem)

  5. "Nice colleagues"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are very good and supportive

    Cons

    Pay and that is all

  6. "Great!!!!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student Assistant 

    I worked at Douglas College part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible, friendly staff, never felt like working...it was just fun

    Cons

    Cons are you will miss working here so badly

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant II in Coquitlam, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    friendly work environment. I enjoyed working there

    Cons

    no cons. I left because I have to relocate to another city

  8. Helpful (1)

    "student advisor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisor 

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

    Pros

    great colleagues, everyone super friendly

    Cons

    no cons everything was great, really enjoyed it

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "IEA"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Education Advisor 
    Recommends

    I worked at Douglas College full-time

    Pros

    nice colleagues and quite a lot of freedom to do what we wanted to roll out

    Cons

    not very clear job duties, feeling like we are serving everyone when needed.

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Fine if you want to be constantly bullied and never want to advance in position or wage."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Locations are convenient for transit.

    Cons

    Because of the low pay, many employees and faculty are unqualified “seat-fillers” who retain their positions entirely due to union protection. Management is equally unqualified and further protects these holdovers with outdated and inappropriate attitudes. If Douglas operated in private industry, they would not have kept their jobs past probation due to ineptness and/or open prejudice. New staff and faculty are bullied to a degree I have never seen at another workplace. Employees openly and publicly mocked and discriminated against for gender or disability by senior faculty and management, complaints ignored by management, HR, and union reps who are impossible to get in touch with. This is not isolated to one department, there is a scourge of old fashioned hostile attitudes throughout the college, and HR is combative when approached with any complaints. Staff having their job threatened for reporting harassment is not rare, and the bullies know that they will never face repercussions, because they’ve gotten away with it before. At your interview, you will be told of all the amazing advancement opportunities at Douglas, these do not exist. If you have a good work ethic, you will be worked to death making up for those who only fill their seat for a pay cheque and will be disciplined if you speak up about it. Douglas has the lowest pay compared to other BC colleges and thus attracts those who only do enough not to be fired into long-term positions. The seat-fillers will do anything to not be identified, and this leads to the wide-spread harassment and bullying of new hires and talented workers.

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