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Vancity Reviews

Updated Mar 9, 2014
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3.7 28 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

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Tamara Vrooman

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to gain experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros- Good Culture
    - Positions are multi-faceted providing strong experience
    - Community driven
    - Innovative hiring practices
    - Strong training

    Cons- Some managers appear to be almost brainwashed encouraging staff to sell products in personal situations
    - A lot of internal competition to drive sales targets can sometimes devalue customer service
    -A lot of cliques form within branches, managers also contribute

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent environment, with good values
    Pretty fair

    Consthere is a lot of policies that make the work sometimes difficult to be done

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter feedback for employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company until you get stuck under a crappy manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood culture (for the most part). Year-end bonus/profit sharing incentives. Great health benefit plan. Lots of vacation with lots of sick days, sick days for your kids, sick days for your parents, grief days for death in a family.

    ConsSome managers are extremely clueless and try very hard to appear intelligent by using big corporate words, blaming other departments or holding endless meetings that doesn't amount to anything.

    Depending on the department it is also very clique-y. If you're not in their clique it's very hard to get into it without brown nosing your way through, or pretend you're interested in conversations you have zero interest in having that's completely non job related.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees; own up to your mistakes; don't pretend you understand something when you don't. Not everyone knows everything, it's OK to not know. To give BS answers is worse than no answer at all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dynamic work environment

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsWhile I was working for Vancity, I found that the work environment is dynamic and has friendly atmosphere.

    ConsDepartments tend to work in silo; so that there are many redundant assignments that could already be delivered by other department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a great learning experience, very rewarding!

    Financial Service Representative (Former Employee) Richmond, BC (Canada)

    Prosgreat place to work, manager was helpful in coaching and helping me achieve my career goals

    Consit's a credit union so you're limited to opportunities in the GVA only

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people.

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood people
    Decent wage
    Stable and consistent
    Great values and ethics
    Good benefits

    ConsLack of challenges and opportunities to learn
    Lack of ambitious employees
    Lack of innovation
    No bonus and incentives to develop innovation and to think outside the box

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more bonus incentives to keep talented workers
    Offer better training and opportunities for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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