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Helpful (3)

"Good people."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Account Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good people
Decent wage
Stable and consistent
Great values and ethics
Good benefits

Cons

Lack of challenges and opportunities to learn
Lack of ambitious employees
Lack of innovation
No bonus and incentives to develop innovation and to think outside the box

Advice to Management

Offer more bonus incentives to keep talented workers
Offer better training and opportunities for growth

Other Employee Reviews for Vancity

  1. Helpful (20)

    "Very good organization that takes care of its employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Development Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Corporate Development Intern in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good caring management, provides work life balance, good employee morale. Lots of fun activities and extremely good benefits package, insurance, health, etc

    Cons

    no real cons. the only thing i can think of is may be competitive spirit lacking, lack of ambitious employees

    Advice to Management

    may be we can cut down budgets on some of the leisure activities (which are too many) and instead use them towards employee bonus/ community/ etc


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Horrible. They promote work life balance but good luck with that."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job and they're not a bank.

    Cons

    Very poor management and communication; many managers have no real world experience outside of Vancity so have no clue how the real world works

    Some managers are given projects way outside of their comfort zone and have no idea what they are managing; in turn they try desperately to cover their asses and point their fingers at others for blame

    Most employees are lifers and have no incentive to think outside the box and have very little initiative

    A very hierarchy based enviornment where sucking up is everywhere until you get into back room discussions

    A lack of respect across the board but it's not even noticed, just buried. Management likes to portray Vancity as a wonderful place to work, sadly it's a more toxic environment than most actually realilze

    Belief that most members care about investing in initatives that help the community, meanwhile most members care about their money and getting a return

    Employees care more about their bonuses than anything else. These bonuses should be going back to members instead of the sedintary, disinterested employees

    As a member I've noticed the high turnover at my local branch, not a good sign of a great work environment.

    If you are thinking about taking on a contract or becoming a full time employee, think twice.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending you have the utopian work enviornment, it's far from it. You have managers who are jealous of their directors, you have VPs that think a monthly meeting is shoring up moral, you have employees that are so complacent they have turned into zombies, and you are completely out of touch with your members.

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