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BlueShore Financial Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really take care of employees

    Cons

    No cons from my experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  2. "A lot depends on the department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlueShore Financial full-time

    Pros

    Relatively steady corporate culture
    Good group of people at the junior level

    Cons

    Hard to move up the corporate ladder
    Leadership is not always clear

  3. "Management needs changing"

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    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good competitive pay, good benefits package, transit subsidy and vacation time. It's a nice place to work in as the company puts a lot of money into renovation. There is not much pressure for sales. They have a good easy to use system.

    Cons

    Office politics especially with management, no diversity in upper management, employee appreciation program is not effective and measurable, management has their favourites. Less job opportunities in the company. There is no room for growth even though management says there is.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your managers, bring more diversity to blueshore, make a more effective goal setting system for employees


  4. "A good company for finance graduates only"

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    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment with positive company values and relaxed branch atmosphere. The company benefits are good with an extended health plan and paid vacations.

    Cons

    The probationary period is too short, competitors offer up to 6 months of training to reach expected competence in the role of teller. New hires are not given even the full 3 months before evaluations leading to potential dismissal. The two days training don't actually cover 80% of transactions made using Polaris software, rather these are learned on the job after only days shadowing a colleague, someone often with no training preparation or experience. This is fine but leads to trial and error mistakes over the learning curve with no accountability to trainers or management.

    Advice to Management

    Expand your training days with HR to include most common transactions performed by tellers. Furthermore, don't mislead employees when it doesn't 'work out', provide constructive feedback rather than vague excuses based on rumours. New hires invest great time and energy into their probationary period and the experience should be valued by both parties.


  5. "Very good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful offices, solid salary and benefits, decent management.

    Cons

    Conservative work environment, high dress code expected at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Fully disclose salary and benefits for all employees...including execs. Be brave...own and communicate the failures, not just the successes.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Advisory Associate"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good paid job, flexable hours

    Cons

    - lots of gossips and from management
    - The company is small and doesn't offer too many positions
    - The upper management are so micromanage and play politics
    - Horriable training , it will take ages to learn everything because all the branches are extremely slow .
    - lake of space in Burnaby branch
    - The manager can not take control of things and he doesn't care

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on people skills
    - be fair


  7. "FSA 1"

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    Former Employee - FSA I in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - FSA I in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlueShore Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Easy work load
    - Not a stressful environment
    - Great benefits and culture
    - Great Management that are supportive
    - Competitive pay in industry

    Cons

    - Not much in terms of cons, generally a very good company to work for. Only cons is that there are little to no opportunities for growth. Hard to get into certain departments such as Marketing and HR.

    Advice to Management

    Advice would be to create a more competitive-friendly atmosphere. Create more opportunities in other departments.

  8. "Great Corporate Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Amazing corporate culture.
    -Progressive and future looking organization.
    -Focused on individual staff development.
    -Great client relationship building model and environment.

    Cons

    -Smaller company can be challenging for some roles to advance.
    -Training can be lean at times and left to new staff training even newer staff.
    -Some workplace politics is evident in higher level decision making roles.

    Advice to Management

    -More training resources
    -More efficient hiring, testing etc. Not always just going after the degrees and certifications.


  9. "It's OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful new head office building, good vacation and benefits, great if you live on the north shore

    Cons

    Pay way below what would be market value for a job.


  10. "I worked at BlueShore Financial for slightly over a year."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This organization works hard to take care of their people. Good benefits program, bonus program, Christmas party, all-staff meeting with dinner at a nice hotel, even a paid day off for your birthday. They work hard to communicate honestly with staff. The head office is a beautiful new building and most branches are quite spectacular.

    Cons

    As a smaller credit union with just over 300 employees, opportunities for growth and advancement are more limited than in a larger organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating honestly and openly with staff. Stay open to new ideas. Stay engaged with your community - your staff and your clients appreciate it.


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