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Vancity Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
29 Reviews

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    Financial Services Representative

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

    Pros

    Vancity 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Do 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, inefficient top management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - employee benefits are outstanding; positive atmosphere to work in most branches (head office is a lot more political).
    - pretty good career opportunities if you work hard and communicate your goals well - lots of tellers move on to being mutual fund advisors and even stock advisers, or move onto lower branch management and from there can continue to climb the ladder.
    - people are a lot of fun to work with and mgmt know how to incorporate play at the workplace
    - people support each other for the most part, work together as a team

    Cons

    - long-term goals of the organization seem to change and aren't communicated very well despite Executives' efforts
    - underlying information systems sometimes a result of political decision-making versus lasting and effective cost/benefit analysis; this results in either complex software that employees avoid to the best of their ability, or slow, incomplete and/or non-integrated databases
    - fairly high sales pressure on everyone from teller up to branch manager, investment advisors and insurance agents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together with your long-term planning and stick with a plan! Share the corporate plan at commencement but also share regular, honest updates on what's working and what's not.
    Be more transparent - people come and go at higher levels of management with no explanations - creates an unstable work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Very interested in environment and social development

    Cons

    Some departments work in a silo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more knowledge with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    very good place to work

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    gives back to the community...throws good parties...profit sharing...education reimburse...pay is decent...1 week extra time off every 5th year

    Cons

    not much...it's a good place to work...pays better than other banks I hear...benefits are ok...not as good as government jobs tho

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits including tuition reimbursements plus staff incentives
    Sociable work environment
    Strong commitment to the community

    Cons

    Some departments still work as a silo. Needs more coordination between staff. Is only located in B.C which limits travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to bring staff member into the loop of whats going on. Department need to become more transparent in their communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great workplace, great people

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Focus on community-based values, awesome people, good work experience, educational & career development opportunities

    Cons

    some units work in silos impacting communication and change management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great opportunities and benefits.

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    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative  in  Squamish, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Squamish, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    On the job training for new staff

    Cons

    Too many women working in one place!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This is a fantastic company to bank with, work for, and promote.

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

    Pros

    This company has true vision and delivers on it's values. From senior leadership to front line staff, you will find some of the most competent, ethical, and truly impressive individuals.

    Cons

    Vancity is a location-based Credit Union, which means there is little to no opportunity to travel for work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dynamic work environment

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    While I was working for Vancity, I found that the work environment is dynamic and has friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Departments tend to work in silo; so that there are many redundant assignments that could already be delivered by other department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing that I expected. Left to flounder in my position with no help or support. Even reaching out to HR - useless.

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

    Pros

    Nice social environment at times.

    Cons

    Management - out of touch with employees.
    Not supportive of employees.
    Pay attention when our team is working overtime -- all the time to meet your goals.
    Not participating in team building social events is frowned upon.
    Best company to work for is a sham.
    Not all areas are bad, but those that are bad are extremely toxic.
    New employees not accepted as easily into culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees concerns and take action rather than appearing to care, it would help if you actually stepped in and cared.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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