I worked part time for VCC, I really enjoyed working there and the people and management I worked with. It is a lovely happy friendly workplace. The job was stressful at times but there was great support so nothing too much to worry about. The hours were great and the pay was also great. They held events for staff and training onsite too.
Basically things move pretty slow at VCC. They have limited budget to do much but management isn't really motivated to do much anyway. This is a union environment and also gov't environment and so things are slow for red tape as well. The salary is far below average but with sick days and holidays and only 35 hr work week it could be a good trade off to people. The benefits are "ok" meaning when you are told you have 100% coverage they mean you have 100% coverage from 2015ish rates. They match pension which is a great benefit but with the low salary its a little bit hard to manage with the cost of living in Vancouver. The management depends on the department and so I'm reluctant to comment on management.
A typical day at work is checking in clients and answering phone calls. Communication is key. The regulars can be really sweet and I've gotten to know them over time. The environment can be very fast paced.
Great benefits, sick/vacation time after you've passed probation period
Not much natural light, I've had issues with my time sheet being submitted on time which effected my pay
I enjoyed the campus location and the people. The benefits are great, the people who work there are professional. I felt it was a good work/life balance with schedule. They promote healthy lifestyle and offered benefits such as yoga classes at lunch. The campus is centrally located, easy to get to via bike or public transit.
job security, good benefits, nice campus, bike lockers, work life balance
VCC is a great place to work and have a career. The working environment is friendly and welcoming. The flexibility to work in various departments and campuses makes VCC a great place for long term employment
Vancouver community college has the best program for heavy duty mechanics. the equipment is new and the tools are the best.the instructors teach you a lot from safety to brakes to electrical and they are really helpful.
My position at the college included more than just Security. I became a part of the "family" of the college. My work involved dealing with all aspects and groups at the college. From students, contractors and VIPs.
The college had a great sense of belonging to a mutli cultural establishment.
The only negative of my position was the limit in salary and advancement.