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Vancity Reviews

Updated May 19, 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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    Great Place to Work

    Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsComprehensive benefits package - 80% maternity top-up, 12 care days/yr, good salaries, focus on professional development

    ConsThey rely on contract positions too heavily. You can get stuck in one for 5 years without full access to job security or all the benefits. Very traditional organizational structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Financial Services Representative

    Financial Service Representative (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsVancity is a great company to work for and have an awesome work culture. They pay a wage on the higher end than most companies in the same field. They do a lot of community involvement and volunteering.

    ConsThere is very little room for advancement as most employees never leave, and few positions that open up with a lot of people who apply. Job shadowing or training in a different position may be harder and depends on the branch whether they have the money or time to allow that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not focus solely on the numbers/sales that your employee does, but also look at developing their potential and giving them a chance based on their overall performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, inefficient top management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- employee benefits are outstanding; positive atmosphere to work in most branches (head office is a lot more political).
    - pretty good career opportunities if you work hard and communicate your goals well - lots of tellers move on to being mutual fund advisors and even stock advisers, or move onto lower branch management and from there can continue to climb the ladder.
    - people are a lot of fun to work with and mgmt know how to incorporate play at the workplace
    - people support each other for the most part, work together as a team

    Cons- long-term goals of the organization seem to change and aren't communicated very well despite Executives' efforts
    - underlying information systems sometimes a result of political decision-making versus lasting and effective cost/benefit analysis; this results in either complex software that employees avoid to the best of their ability, or slow, incomplete and/or non-integrated databases
    - fairly high sales pressure on everyone from teller up to branch manager, investment advisors and insurance agents

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet it together with your long-term planning and stick with a plan! Share the corporate plan at commencement but also share regular, honest updates on what's working and what's not.
    Be more transparent - people come and go at higher levels of management with no explanations - creates an unstable work environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very good place to work

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Prosgives back to the community...throws good parties...profit sharing...education reimburse...pay is decent...1 week extra time off every 5th year

    Consnot much...it's a good place to work...pays better than other banks I hear...benefits are ok...not as good as government jobs tho

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

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    Amazing Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing Benefits including tuition reimbursements plus staff incentives
    Sociable work environment
    Strong commitment to the community

    ConsSome departments still work as a silo. Needs more coordination between staff. Is only located in B.C which limits travel

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to bring staff member into the loop of whats going on. Department need to become more transparent in their communication

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

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    Great workplace, great people

    Consultant (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsFocus on community-based values, awesome people, good work experience, educational & career development opportunities

    Conssome units work in silos impacting communication and change management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities and benefits.

    Financial Service Representative (Current Employee) Squamish, BC (Canada)

    ProsOn the job training for new staff

    ConsToo many women working in one place!

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

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    This is a fantastic company to bank with, work for, and promote.

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

    ProsThis company has true vision and delivers on it's values. From senior leadership to front line staff, you will find some of the most competent, ethical, and truly impressive individuals.

    ConsVancity is a location-based Credit Union, which means there is little to no opportunity to travel for work.

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

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    A place to learn and grow and impact community with right products ans services and advice.

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

    ProsGreat environment and people to work with.

    ConsI don`t know of any.

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

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