Vancity Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good intentions...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vancity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - excellent vision for making a difference within the community. - job security

    Cons

    Entry level jobs are well compensated. Positions that require more skill sets and training are under paid. Merit increases are very low - high and low performers receive almost the same increase. Same with bonuses. The level of nepotism for internal hiring is quite high. This has led to a number of talented employees leaving in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Look at rewarding top talent through compensation and career development. Deal with employees that are either not performing at necessary levels through coaching or terminating employment. Not allow a abussive behaviour (verbal, mental) from senior leaders.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Awful, non-authentic culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People in the branch are nice, although not very qualified Mortgage discounts for employees

    Cons

    Leadership team out for themselves Very political Poor processes

    Advice to Management

    Replace CEO and entire executive team


  3. Helpful (1)

    Hiring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average pay for job

    Cons

    Push sales only. Talk about helping members but only cares about sales

    Advice to Management

    Get new managers


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Very confused organization. Really bad at prioritizing what's important. Policies change like no tomorrow. Bad management in some branches and departments.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vancity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, annual profit sharing, some unionized departments offer fixed pay increases.

    Cons

    Performance reviews are based on sales numbers which does not align with vancity's core values. Over the years Vancity has become so much sales focused that more staff has gone on stress leave in last 4-5 years than the past many decades. Some managers became managers only because the either had good sales numbers or they had good connections, they have no people management skills at all. Career progression is really slow.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your employees and stick to vancity's values instead of competing with big banks.


  6. Helpful (1)

    CSR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vancity part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company that stands for community and diversity Friendly staff for the most part

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities for career Some long time disgruntled employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to employee ideas


  7. Great Work life and Balance!

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

    I have been working at Vancity full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company culture is great! Great Compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Career advancement is slow process

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (1)

    Socially Progressive, Though Organizationally Non-progressive (slow)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Investment Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vancity full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Above average time off, especially at entry level - Standard, but very good, health benefits - Company has events for staff a couple times a year that are often creative and fun - Generally does the right thing - Super, super active in many community programs and organizations

    Cons

    - Training is okay, could be improved, probably below average, but not worst - Pay is good for the people at the bottom, but not always that competitive in the middle roles - Culture is resistant to change, but that can be a good thing sometimes - Depending on the office, it can be laid back or hard working

    Advice to Management

    - Review compensation for some roles as they may be outdated and non-competitive - Some roles have lower requirements and higher or equal pay, so some roles should be paid less actually - Eliminate the bureaucracy to become nimbler so the company can grow - Less micro-managing please, so things can get done faster - see "operating at the speed of trust"


  9. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vancity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great values and vision. Low chances of progression.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mortgage Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vancity full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Promote 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)


  11. Helpful (1)

    great culture and work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Investment Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vancity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    staff, culture, support, benefits, balance

    Cons

    poor compensation and talent scouting



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