BC Housing
2.6 of 5 7 reviews
www.bchousing.org Burnaby, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 11, 2014

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    Interesting org. If you like government.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits,
    Good pension, salaries average
    Helping disadvantaged people

    ConsProne to changes because of government,
    small so everyone knows everyone's business, not a good thing
    Slow to move forward with tech or new deas

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake some decisions on acting roles, not fair to people in those roles or the people who work for them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Development Services (Current Employee)
    Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Pros-some great people, usually in the lower end positions or in other departments (they seem to have more interesting people)

    Cons-incompetent mid and upper level managers
    -somewhat corrupt use of public resources, bidding and awards of large contracts are not fairly decided
    -unorganized "directors"
    -office politics

    Advice to Senior Management-learn a thing about construction

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Complexity is a true sign of inefficiency

    Project Technologist (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsManagers of certain departments are great to work with.

    ConsSenior management still manages by intimidation. Its what working in the 1950's must have been like.If you don't go with the flow you will be fired. Doesn't matter if you are union or exempt or if you are not guilty of committing an offence deemed worth of dismissal. HR knows they can starve you out during the arbitration period by delaying hearings, bringing information forward that does not pertain to your issue.Just smile and nod and be on your way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can get better performance from employees by engaging employees. Give them challenges. Talk to them. Generally be a nice person.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    depends

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

    Proswork life balance, relaxing work environment, no deadline stress

    Conscompensation is not very competitive

    Advice to Senior Managementleadership, incompetent and insecure managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Al in all a great place to work. Very friendly environment.

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    ProsMost people are friendly, collaborative, and easy to work with. Work across groups goes smooth.
    Work from home is allowed.
    Good benefit packages.
    BC Housing provides social services to under privileged people. Working here gives the feeling of contributing to something valuable and of importance.
    Facilities are great. Central location, close to sky train.

    ConsManagers are not always enough communicative.
    Not too challenging. Most new technologies work is done by contractors rather than enabling development opportunities for employees.
    Union environment approach slows down work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnhancing communication with team would increase employee satisfaction.
    Great work environment. Keep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people and place, but a little stuffy

    Senior Technician (Former Employee)

    Pros. great benefits
    . friendly team (if on the right team)
    . great work/life
    . job security

    Cons. not overly challenging (though role dependent)
    . government stigma and stereotypes exist
    . unionized positions (can't negotiate salary)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely disappointing.

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

    ProsBC Housing's mission is to end homelessness and there are a lot of people dedicated to making that mission a reality.

    ConsThe main issue with it is that it's a small organization that grew to quickly in a short span of time and does not have proper policies and procedures in place for new employees to understand how they fit within the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have none.

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