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BC Housing Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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  1. "Housing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BC Housing full-time

    Pros

    Doing great work for the most vulnerable population.

    Cons

    Can be a little inconsistent with internal messaging vs application/support of that same messaging

    Advice to Management

    Keep advocating to continue your great work. Increase EI training.


  2. "Project Technologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flex days
    Some people there are great

    Cons

    Poor Salary, poor management RK especially


  3. "Highly recommended it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Technologist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Technologist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, challenging projects, opportunities to learn all the time, fast pace like a private firm but with a good work life balance so the best of both worlds

    Cons

    Not much to complain about here. Well I could say you could make more in the private sector but that's to be expected in Private Vs Government and besides the Pros you get here far out weigh that aspect.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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  5. ""Very good, easy going place to work.""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good working environment, friendly environment and high value in work/life balance

    Cons

    nothing seriously bad. the people are nice, and the culture is great.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  6. "Applications Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Helping people, coworkers and benefits

    Cons

    Dealing with angry people, people threatening suicide

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better


  7. "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good working environment, friendly environment and high value in work/life balance

    Cons

    nothing seriously bad. the people are nice, and the culture is great.


  8. "project technologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BC Housing full-time

    Pros

    Great place for professional enhancement.

    Cons

    Not much I can say.


  9. "Great job security"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Building Manager III in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Resident Building Manager III in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BC Housing full-time

    Pros

    Pension, $50 a month rent, amazing medical and dental, flex days, sick leave pay, 3 weeks vacation to start increasing each year.

    Cons

    takes time to get used to corporate culture. Under more scrutiny as public sector. Difficult clients.

    Advice to Management

    We need more site staff. Get rid of the no eviction policy.


  10. "Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomous work, great team, important work, a lot of responsibility right at the start, creative projects, passionate people

    Cons

    Lacking basic technological innovations, still operating on MS 2007 and the integration of all systems is not that great. It is very slow to change and upgrade to new systems.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on office politics and be sure to fully integrate new leadership into the branches in order to adhere to seamless transitions.


  11. "Development Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Services in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Development Services in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've been here for over 5 years, which is surprising because I was more inclined to jump ship every 2 years or so before here. Generally it's a great place to work, the catch is, like anywhere, if you have a bad manager, it's terrible. I find most of the managers to be supportive and great to work for; there are a few terrible ones though. My coworkers are great and supportive, and yes, there are a few classic 'government workers' who make it their life's mission to get absolutely nothing accomplished but that is not the norm by far. Compensation is fair for admin jobs and on the low side for higher level positions. This is somewhat made up for by the amazing vacation and flex days. The benefits package was just improved last year and is now competitive with other places I've worked.

    Cons

    It's government, so things take a while to move forward. With the exception of a few great individuals, HR is not there to help you. Everyone speaks in acronyms so it is like learning a new language to understand what the heck people are talking about. Learning how BC Housing 'works' in a policies and procedures sense takes a good 6 months, and when I started the training was awful. It is apparently somewhat better now.



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