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Douglas College Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2019

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3.6
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Douglas College CEO Dr. Kathy Denton
Dr. Kathy Denton
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Mostly good, intellectual people to work with, great courses study benefits, okay work-life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • "nice people who like their jobs and great location with good benefits and okay wages(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Very good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in New Westminster, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good environment Very nice people

    Cons

    Not challenging and Old Technology.

    Advice to Management

    Very good

    Douglas College2019-07-31

    Douglas College Response

    August 12, 2019HR

    Happy to read that you like the work environment and people at the College. New technology is on the horizon.

  2. "Evaluation Douglas"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New Westminster, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good environment, less pressure than other companies

    Cons

    Not a high salary and the rotation or changes are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries

    Douglas College2019-07-31
  3. "Avoid, if possible"

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    Former Employee - Officer in New Westminster, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits Location Known brand Good place to start your career Parking

    Cons

    Hierarchical structure, managers are set in their archaic ways, poor salary, zero communication, lack of inclusiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Many of your departments do not have even one staff who is a person of color. They leave or cannot renew their teaching positions or have never been hired. Find out why.

    Douglas College2019-08-02

    Douglas College Response

    August 12, 2019HR

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to read that you appreciated what the College offers in terms of benefits. location and parking facilities, and that you view the College as a good place to start careers. The College is continuously striving towards more diversity and inclusiveness ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Truly deserves the Top Employer Award!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lives up to its motto of "Do What You Love!" The culture is great. The work environment is empowering and the core values of Douglas College aligns with my own core values. I also love that creativity is encouraged, passion is commonplace and the collegiality is unifying. I feel I am appreciated and allowed to take initiative to get things accomplished. On top of these are the excellent benefits and perks - I have...

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    Cons

    I have not experienced anything negative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Douglas College2019-05-17

    Douglas College Response

    June 4, 2019HR

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are happy to read that you're having a very positive experience at the College.

  5. "student assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Douglas College part-time

    Pros

    easy daily tasks , trouble shooting students' code

    Cons

    could be bored if you have a long day

    Douglas College2019-06-04

    Douglas College Response

    August 12, 2019HR

    Thanks for your review. We are happy you had the opportunity to be one of the College's Student Assistants and we hope to be able to have the opportunity to provide more challenging work to you when you finish your studies.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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    Former Employee - Cashiers 

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues. Supportive. Helpful and kind.

    Cons

    Terrible management. They need to pay attention to their employees.

    Douglas College2019-05-24

    Douglas College Response

    August 12, 2019HR

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to read that you enjoyed working with supportive, helpful and kind colleagues. We will look into your comment regarding management in your area.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Top Employer for a reason!"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas College full-time

    Pros

    - Work/life balance - Family like community; they really make you feel like you're part of a family - Kind and understanding co-workers! - Great benefits!! - Supportive supervisor; willing to help me succeed - Amazing food spots around the campuses

    Cons

    None that I can think of if I'm going to be honest.

    Advice to Management

    None - just keep doing what you're doing and continue to strive for happy employees.

    Douglas College2019-04-25

    Douglas College Response

    May 16, 2019HR

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are happy to hear you're enjoying your experience at the College.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "What do you value most?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Westminster, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas College full-time

    Pros

    Just knowing what Douglas is like in terms of community, work-life balance, perks and culture, I was surprised to see a number of really negative reviews here. But turns out it’s just one area whereas being a part of Douglas means having secure employment with nice people around you and sense of purpose in your work life. You will be a part of the community of educators contributing to someone’s learning. What can be...

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    Cons

    Douglas is a large public organization which means career advancement is limited. If you want to be promoted, you have to serve your time and make sure you constantly acquire new marketable skills. If you lack required credentials or leadership training/experience, you will not be given a more advanced role just because you are already here. With good reputation, they get enough external interest in vacancies to be able...

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    Advice to Management

    Help people who already work here plan their career advancement and mentor them. Sometimes employees simply do not know where they lack credentials or what other areas their skills could be utilized. Be an educator not just for your students but also for people who work here.

    Douglas College2019-05-03

    Douglas College Response

    May 16, 2019HR

    Thank you for taking the time to write a thoughtful review. We appreciate hearing your personal experience and are glad to learn you enjoy the community and proudly say you work at Douglas. We are continuously working on providing professional development opportunities to employees ...

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place To Work - So many Extras"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 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

    There are so many different types of jobs that you can try and move around to which helps people to grow and learn. Things like education tuition waivers, great vacation, benefits and pension plan, a super healthy union/employer relationship, as well as loads of workplace perks and extras (on-site gym with lunchtime classes, on-site daycare to name a few). There are additional stat holiday days off that have been bargained...

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    Cons

    Just being in a unionized environment creates some restrictions, but nothing too negative. There is always support from HR and the Union to navigate these things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing people with lots of opportunity to try new things and grow in new roles.

    Douglas College2019-04-23

    Douglas College Response

    May 16, 2019HR

    Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear you are enjoying working at the College and loving not just what you DO, but also loving the benefits and perks of being a Douglas College employee. Rest assured, the College will continue to provide learning and development opportunities.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Communications Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas College full-time

    Pros

    Great people, easily accessible by transit.

    Cons

    Low compensation and poor benefits

    Douglas College2019-05-14

    Douglas College Response

    May 16, 2019HR

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and are glad that you like the people you work with at the College. We are open to talking more about your experience regarding compensation and benefits and see if there's anything we can address. Please ...

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