WorkSafeBC Reviews in Vancouver, BC

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Organization to Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Secretary in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Medical Secretary in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone at WorkSafeBC is professional and pleasant to work with. Good pay, excellent benefits, and great time-off policies (vacation days, extra earned days off, and paid leave opportunities). Richmond location has great cafeteria, and gym with team sports and yoga classes. The organization really cares about the health and well-being of not only their employees, but workers everywhere. A great place to work!

    Cons

    Many long-term temporary positions rather than permanent postings. Opportunities for advancement into permanent positions were somewhat limited. May depend on personal preferences of management rather than qualifications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great management, but workforce is stuck in the 1950s

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I worked at WorkSafeBC as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good perks, work-life balance

    Cons

    Union environment - blocks change. Advancement is by seniority not merit. Union protects bad apples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer parachutes to technically-fearful employees with seniority, and bring change-friendly employees into the union.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Smart yet sluggish

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I worked at WorkSafeBC as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people, the work done is generally good.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy within the organization. Hiring process is long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Business Analyst @ WorkSafeBC

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I worked at WorkSafeBC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place and great people. Perfect work - life balance

    Cons

    slow paced environment ... growth opportunities are also slow...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    WorkSafeBC is a great employer and a fantastic place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good people and very talented. WorkSafeBC also has a very good benefits package - which makes it even more compelling for prospective candidates.

    Cons

    Sometimes things may move slower than private organizations. Sometimes having all attendees present for a meeting even after they accept can be quite challenging. Primarily because attendees accept multiple meetings for the same meeting time. This delays contribution and decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Communicate often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Large Organisation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at WorkSafeBC as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Head office and Area Office insurance and administration opportunities. Employees except Manager level are under union with job security.

    Cons

    Job opportunities and promotions are based on seniority

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Mediocre and boring, everyone lazes about, but don't get caught doing so

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

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stable, not demanding, fine hours

    Cons

    Monotonous, potentially ignorant management, may nitpick your time despite under utilizing you

  9.  

    Challenging work, supportive management, great colleagues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging variety of projects; good benefits plan; professional development opportunities; excellent work-life balance; excellent leave program; great fitness facilities; good parking; supportive management; flexible hours; staff are passionate about what they do

    Cons

    Some of the areas are "silos" and communication between departments is not always good; most positions are union (including Business Analysts and Project Managers) which limits opportunities for movement and promotion

    Recommends
  10.  

    Very good balance between work and personal life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC

    Pros

    There is a perfect balance between work and personal life. At the same time there are other opportunities, outside work, for you to participate and make your presence felt in the organization. Good working environment to bond with other colleagues.

    Cons

    Promotions are limited and it takes quite some time to move ahead in your career path. Thus it is not a place for you if you are looking for a fast paced life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set career development plan should be put in place for the new employees joining the organization. And such plan should be communicated upfront to the employees.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Micromanaged

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC

    Pros

    35-40 hour work week, and no evenings or weekends

    Cons

    Feel like a cog in a machine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating the employees like children

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