Vancity
3.7 of 5 28 reviews
www.vancity.com Vancouver, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

Vancity Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
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3.7 28 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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Tamara Vrooman

(19 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Place to Work

    Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsComprehensive benefits package - 80% maternity top-up, 12 care days/yr, good salaries, focus on professional development

    ConsThey rely on contract positions too heavily. You can get stuck in one for 5 years without full access to job security or all the benefits. Very traditional organizational structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great values and vision. Low chances of progression.

    Mortgage Specialist (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsAmazing products and services
    Friendly staff
    35 hour work schedule
    Living wage employer
    Very good benefits
    4 weeks vacation
    Cooperative
    Environment and community friendly

    ConsUnder-appreciated as staff
    Long tenure and exceeding expectations does not guarantee advancement
    Limited opportunities
    Limited shadowing and career development oppoertunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within rather than hiring externally
    Appreciate loyal staff who are always going above and beyond
    Provide more growth opportunities and cross-shadowing
    Pay for 100% of tuition reimbursement even if unrelated to current job (but applicable to future position)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great culture and work environment

    Investment Specialist (Former Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Prosstaff, culture, support, benefits, balance

    Conspoor compensation and talent scouting

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to gain experience.

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

    Pros- Good Culture
    - Positions are multi-faceted providing strong experience
    - Community driven
    - Innovative hiring practices
    - Strong training

    Cons- Some managers appear to be almost brainwashed encouraging staff to sell products in personal situations
    - A lot of internal competition to drive sales targets can sometimes devalue customer service
    -A lot of cliques form within branches, managers also contribute

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work / life balance

    Financial Consultant (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros7 hour work days, annual merit increase, plenty of employee recognition, job stability

    Consmany older staff because of job security making it difficult to move up with all the more qualified old people working here

    Advice to Senior ManagementSay hi to your entry level employees sometimes. We exist too

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent environment, with good values
    Pretty fair

    Consthere is a lot of policies that make the work sometimes difficult to be done

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter feedback for employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good benefits, perks, and salary

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

    ProsFlexible work schedule and friendly work environment within department. Good company to work for but it also depends on your manager. Good if you have a good manager support but crappy if he/she doesn't give a crap of you. There are annual staff events that brings the entire Vancity organization together.

    ConsLimited support from other departments and low morale. I've seen many people were let go by this organization thus created a low morale in the department. Everyone is afraid that they will be next person to be let go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to front line staff. Sometimes the FSR are busy as hell and the line is super long. Management should help out FSRs if the line is long so the members won't be unhappy. The TV screens can only keep the member occupied for a limited number of minutes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company until you get stuck under a crappy manager

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

    ProsGood culture (for the most part). Year-end bonus/profit sharing incentives. Great health benefit plan. Lots of vacation with lots of sick days, sick days for your kids, sick days for your parents, grief days for death in a family.

    ConsSome managers are extremely clueless and try very hard to appear intelligent by using big corporate words, blaming other departments or holding endless meetings that doesn't amount to anything.

    Depending on the department it is also very clique-y. If you're not in their clique it's very hard to get into it without brown nosing your way through, or pretend you're interested in conversations you have zero interest in having that's completely non job related.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees; own up to your mistakes; don't pretend you understand something when you don't. Not everyone knows everything, it's OK to not know. To give BS answers is worse than no answer at all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Vancity is a terrible company

    Vice-President (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsThere are none. I wish I could think of a single one.

    ConsPolitics. Crappy CEO. Dumb decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime for a major change in the management suite.

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

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    Financial Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsVancity is a great company to work for and have an awesome work culture. They pay a wage on the higher end than most companies in the same field. They do a lot of community involvement and volunteering.

    ConsThere is very little room for advancement as most employees never leave, and few positions that open up with a lot of people who apply. Job shadowing or training in a different position may be harder and depends on the branch whether they have the money or time to allow that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not focus solely on the numbers/sales that your employee does, but also look at developing their potential and giving them a chance based on their overall performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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