WCB Alberta Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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WCB Alberta President & CEO Guy R. Kerr
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  1. Awesome work culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WCB Alberta

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has an amazing company culture and you get to work with awesome employees.

    Cons

    Because of the amazing culture many staff are older or have been at the firm for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Love the team atmosphere.


  2. A ton of work, lots of stress, sedentary, and toxic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WCB Alberta full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work hours, physically secure workplace, a gym on site, central location, good bus service, there is a cafeteria that serves hot food daily.

    Cons

    There was too much work for the time allotted. By the time I factor in the OT needed to stay a little caught up the wages are not as great as they sound on paper. To actually complete work in a timely manner, I needed to cut corners and not always follow procedures. This was tacitly encouraged, don't tell - don't want to know from management. "Just get the work done." During my employment, my experience went from reasonable expectations and good challenge with appropriate support to a toxic work environment. I experienced bullying from management and coworkers. Some managers were more competent than others. I observed on many occasions that frontline workers became nervous when a new supervisor was assigned, or they were transferred. I observed that if you don't "click" with the supervisor, or the team, there were soon to be difficulties.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who are on the front line, they are your connection to the public. When a worker is overwhelmed they are not able to provide the best services to the worker, employer, or WCB. Standardize procedural expectations and implement a plan to evaluate efficacy, develop and implement training around workplace bullying and follow-up to ensure it is working. Practice duty to accommodate for your own workers. Continual focus on the bottom line does not make an employer a good one. Make the satisfaction survey anonymous, it was in no way anonymous when I worked there. It should be able to be done from any computer, the worker should not have to identify their position, their supervisor. This practice is trackable and reduces the honesty a worker will share. People may not remember exactly what you did for them, but they will always remember how you made them feel.


  3. WCB is a good place to work. It's a large organization with a lot of talented people. The CEO is awesome to work with.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WCB Alberta

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, with a clear goal. Great benefits package. Opportunities to move within the organization.

    Cons

    Senior management has some good people and some duds. A few prominent executives are misplaced in their roles, which causes friction down the line. Some unreal expectations are made of a small group of people. The success of most prominent projects typically falls to a very small group of resources.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified directors. The organization has gotten too thin over the years. Too few people have too many responsibilities. Several key executives are in positions out of their realm, which leads to either indecision or overt conservatism.


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  5. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WCB Alberta

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and flexible irk hours

    Cons

    They can terminate at will

    Advice to Management

    Better staff feedback


  6. Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WCB Alberta full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, autonomy, sense of accomplishment

    Cons

    Moving within the company is very difficult, salary cap

    Advice to Management

    Consider the voices of the employees more when making front-line policy changes as they are the ones dealing with them and may know something management doesn't. Overall, great place to work!


  7. great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WCB Alberta

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place, friendly people, flexible work hour

    Cons

    stable working environment, less challenge


  8. Healthy environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjudicator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Adjudicator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WCB Alberta full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive, relaxed working environment. Everyone is supportive and there are opportunities to advance, work as a team and achieve your professional goals.

    Cons

    Would be great to be able to work from home from time to time.


  9. Employment Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WCB Alberta full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, salary, benefits, work environment

    Cons

    Decisions sometimes made without input from frontline staff

    Advice to Management

    Meet employees half way


  10. Helpful (1)

    To much work to little time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I would say benefits are above average

    Cons

    workload can be hard to manage, management more worried about stats then staff

    Advice to Management

    If you keep expecting more something has got to give


  11. Helpful (3)

    Good job if you like being a puppet

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WCB Alberta full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are average or slightly above average

    Cons

    No real innovation - same people working there forever, the same group of supervisors/managers just going back and forth from various departments.



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