Government of British Columbia
3.4 of 5 5 reviews
www2.gov.bc.ca Victoria, Canada 5000+ Employees

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Government of British Columbia full-time

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very structured and bureaucratic as you might expect from government

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

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

ProsStable and secure
Equitable pay
Strong work life balance
Respectful environment

ConsBoring and Political
Unchallenging projects
Sometimes strategy is unclear

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

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

Consbureaucracy could sometimes be frustrating

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pros and cons for working in BC Govt.

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

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

ProsEducation and training usually available

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

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Daily drudgery, growing workload, shrinking benefits.

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

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

Prosnothing is positive. the salary is poor, promotions are not based on merit. I would talk a prospective applicant OUT of applying.

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

Advice to Senior Managementquit.

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

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