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Government of British Columbia Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Supportive team that values work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Fairly stable job security here (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Government of British Columbia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, supportive work environment

    Cons

    Compensation at the executive level is not competitive with other public sector comparable entities.


  2. "Provide genral information to the public"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Officer in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Information Officer in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of British Columbia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a country club, if they like you they will find a job for you. Benefits.

    Cons

    if they don't like you, they will give you the worst tasks to do to kick you out. Little support from Union.


  3. "Mackenzie"

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

    Pros

    Nice work life balance is nice. People are friendly and you have the opportunity to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Benefits package is not that attractive


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  5. "Backcountry park ranger"

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

    I have been working at Government of British Columbia part-time

    Pros

    Healthy outdoor lifestyle, meeting many friendly users from diverse cultures and backgrounds, playing a key role in conservation, ensuring public safety, upholding the law within the parks, working with a team of like minded professionals that are lucky to be able to experience their careers in BC's beautiful parks! It is truly a dream job for me.

    Cons

    Not many cons really. One would be not enough positions available. There are too many auxiliary seasonal positions and not enough year round positions or at least positions that afford more than four months.

    Advice to Management

    Management has its hands full and is doing a splendid job with the tools it has been given. I will leave them be.


  6. "Top Heavy and Sinking Because of a Lack of Leaders"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of British Columbia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and you can actually use them! This is a great thing!

    Cons

    Gradually eroding the benefits to save $, especially massage and physio. The worst thing is the lack of leadership. Those in charge often "lead with fear". To get people in line, make their lives hellish or put notes about difficulties on their work record - this works extremely well! People at the top don't take an interest in the work of those below them - and this is becoming the norm.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing employees and morale - not fixing the top but messing with the bottom ranks.


  7. "Community Program Officer (EAW)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of British Columbia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good career advancement opportunities, Work/life balance

    Cons

    Salary is decent but not great.


  8. "Procurement Specialist"

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

    I have been working at Government of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Fairly stable job security here

    Cons

    work can be a bit unsatisfying

    Advice to Management

    Pay equity


  9. "Executive Director"

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

    I have been working at Government of British Columbia full-time

    Pros

    Amazing developmental opportunities; meaningful work; fantastic people

    Cons

    Heavily process oriented; it's a big organization with lots of copmlexity


  10. "Co-op Student"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive team that values work/life balance

    Cons

    Can be very risk-averse (with good reason) and as a result highly bureaucratic with a slow pace.


  11. "secure job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends

    I have been working at Government of British Columbia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    secure employment
    interesting opportunities at times

    Cons

    difficult stressful work
    poor pay
    poor work life balance


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