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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Vancity is a terrible company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice-President in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Vice-President in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Vancity full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are none. I wish I could think of a single one.

    Cons

    Politics. Crappy CEO. Dumb decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for a major change in the management suite.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing that I expected. Left to flounder in my position with no help or support. Even reaching out to HR - useless.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Vancity full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice social environment at times.

    Cons

    Management - out of touch with employees.
    Not supportive of employees.
    Pay attention when our team is working overtime -- all the time to meet your goals.
    Not participating in team building social events is frowned upon.
    Best company to work for is a sham.
    Not all areas are bad, but those that are bad are extremely toxic.
    New employees not accepted as easily into culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees concerns and take action rather than appearing to care, it would help if you actually stepped in and cared.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible. They promote work life balance but good luck with that.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vancity

    Pros

    It's a job and they're not a bank.

    Cons

    Very poor management and communication; many managers have no real world experience outside of Vancity so have no clue how the real world works

    Some managers are given projects way outside of their comfort zone and have no idea what they are managing; in turn they try desperately to cover their asses and point their fingers at others for blame

    Most employees are lifers and have no incentive to think outside the box and have very little initiative

    A very hierarchy based enviornment where sucking up is everywhere until you get into back room discussions

    A lack of respect across the board but it's not even noticed, just buried. Management likes to portray Vancity as a wonderful place to work, sadly it's a more toxic environment than most actually realilze

    Belief that most members care about investing in initatives that help the community, meanwhile most members care about their money and getting a return

    Employees care more about their bonuses than anything else. These bonuses should be going back to members instead of the sedintary, disinterested employees

    As a member I've noticed the high turnover at my local branch, not a good sign of a great work environment.

    If you are thinking about taking on a contract or becoming a full time employee, think twice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending you have the utopian work enviornment, it's far from it. You have managers who are jealous of their directors, you have VPs that think a monthly meeting is shoring up moral, you have employees that are so complacent they have turned into zombies, and you are completely out of touch with your members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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