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Very good organization that takes care of its employees

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Corporate Development Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Corporate Development Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I worked at Vancity

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good caring management, provides work life balance, good employee morale. Lots of fun activities and extremely good benefits package, insurance, health, etc

Cons

no real cons. the only thing i can think of is may be competitive spirit lacking, lack of ambitious employees

Advice to Management

may be we can cut down budgets on some of the leisure activities (which are too many) and instead use them towards employee bonus/ community/ etc

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  1. Helpful (4)

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

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

    I worked at Vancity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Above average overall work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Vancity

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual work environment, competitive salary, breaks during shifts, flexible work schedule, vacation pay, simplified interview progress, team orientated work place

    Cons

    poorly designed training section, pressure on entry level employees, unfair treatment between new employees and old employees and criticize on certain behaviour pattern

    Advice to Management

    Extend the training from 3 weeks to one month. Specify the training into 2 sections: one week for the online training and 3 weeks for hands on.


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