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Government of British Columbia Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
6 Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent organization, with very good career growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Government of British Columbia

    Pros

    Lots of ability to move into new roles, and to grow professionally. Fair compensation, and excellent benefits including pension.

    Cons

    At more senior levels (director and above) compensation fails to match comparable public and private organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work - but consider addressing senior level compensation which doesn't measure up well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very structured and bureaucratic as you might expect from government

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    Former Employee - Idle-Free Ambassador  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Idle-Free Ambassador in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Government of British Columbia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable and secure
    Equitable pay
    Strong work life balance
    Respectful environment

    Cons

    Boring and Political
    Unchallenging projects
    Sometimes strategy is unclear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    if you can stomach the salary in expensive Victoria, good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Government of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    stability, most offices are downtown, great lunch spots nearby most of the offices, some fantastic coworkers who feel more like family, overall benefits package ok

    Cons

    union environment, the pay (which might be OK if you worked for the government in a smaller city with more affordable housing/parking/etc)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    A good experience, if you're in the right organization

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

    I worked at Government of British Columbia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a good introduction to working within government.
    salary and benefits were good
    people were nice, good at their jobs, and willing to help

    Cons

    bureaucracy could sometimes be frustrating

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Pros and cons for working in BC Govt.

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    Former Employee - IT Architecture  in  Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Architecture in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Government of British Columbia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Education and training usually available

    Cons

    Constant priority changes
    Constant management changes
    Constant strategy changes
    Personnel instability
    No salary increases

    Negative Outlook
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    Daily drudgery, growing workload, shrinking benefits.

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer  in  Maple Ridge, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Maple Ridge, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Government of British Columbia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nothing is positive. the salary is poor, promotions are not based on merit. I would talk a prospective applicant OUT of applying.

    Cons

    promotions are not based on merit.
    pay is poor.
    management is out of touch with the rank and file.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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