BC Housing Reviews

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting org. If you like government.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BC Housing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits,
    Good pension, salaries average
    Helping disadvantaged people

    Cons

    Prone 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Development Services

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

    I have been working at BC Housing full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -learn a thing about construction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Complexity is a true sign of inefficiency

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

    I have been working at BC Housing (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Managers of certain departments are great to work with.

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    depends

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

    I worked at BC Housing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, relaxing work environment, no deadline stress

    Cons

    compensation is not very competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership, incompetent and insecure managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

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

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

    I worked at BC Housing

    Pros

    Most 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.

    Cons

    Managers 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 ManagementAdvice

    Enhancing communication with team would increase employee satisfaction.
    Great work environment. Keep it up!

    Recommends
  7.  

    Extremely disappointing.

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

    I worked at BC Housing

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    I have none.

  8.  

    Great people and place, but a little stuffy

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    Former Employee - Senior Technician
    Former Employee - Senior Technician

    I worked at BC Housing

    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)

    Recommends

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