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ICBC (Canada) Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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Pros
  • "The benefits are generous, work life balance is better (and more respected) than other big organizations I've worked at" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Good hours, Good benefits, Average salary" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "projecting to continue to grow make it a very unstable work environment" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Being a crown corporation can make it challenging, especially around election time" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager Lv II in Shanghai, MO
    Current Employee - Manager Lv II in Shanghai, MO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and salary is ok

    Cons

    overtime work overtime work !!overtime work !!!


  2. "System administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICBC (Canada) full-time

    Pros

    Stable and good benefits; Overtime is good

    Cons

    lack of progress in the technology; too many rules

  3. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Huh......can't think of any really

    Cons

    Bad working environment there, you have to speak cantonese


  4. "A good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    competitive compensation, people are very friendly, work and life balance, have lots of opportunities to develop your career in difference role areas

    Cons

    very localized culture, and the organization is huge so the process efficiency is not very high sometimes

    Advice to Management

    no


  5. "Estimator"

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

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, helpful management team that strives for your success, and benefits are good. Opportunities for career advancement is very good.

    Cons

    Have not come across any cons


  6. "Litigation admin manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    staff are very friendly and willing to help. the hiring process was great.

    Cons

    the onboarding process needs to be more effective. there was not a lot of structure


  7. "Sr. HR Business Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior SAP Business Systems Analyst in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Business Systems Analyst in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced and dynamic environment.

    Cons

    It is good environment but one needs to learn and adapt the new process very quick.

  8. "Great people, Interesting work"

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

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wide variety of work experiences and great people and benefits

    Cons

    Occasional Government intervention for political rather than business reasons


  9. "Good Organization"

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

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, interesting work, lots of new transformational initiatives, many job perks, smart individuals, diverse culture, diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Aging infrastructure, significant red tape / bureaucracy, hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Streamlining processes involved in governance would help decision-making.


  10. "Solid, fulfilling, but not shiny"

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

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - A lot of places talk about “egoless” culture, but this is the first place I’ve worked where this is true. Talented people show up and bring their best and they won’t waste your time telling you why they are great. They will show you.
    - Honesty. People are realistic about current state and seek for it to be better.
    - Diversity. Tech companies I’ve worked for are big on this but it’s not true. This is a a diverse environment in every way possible.
    - Breadth of experience. You can do so many things at ICBC. It’s hard to envision just how many things this company works on and how big some projects are, but you can create the job you want if you’re on the right team.

    Cons

    - Negotiate hard on salary at the outset if you’re a non union role. You likely won’t see increases.
    - They will have you back when it matters but there are no shiny perks. No fooseball or Christmas parties.
    - Timelines are so long. This is an exercise in compound interest not quick wins. Be ready to be in it for the long run to see work pay off. Like years long.
    - No clear line to management. They need to set clear expectations of what this will look like and watch people rise to the challenge.
    - Lifers don’t always value experience. We bring in lots of consulting groups. Many of us have worked at agencies ... value the opinion of people you hire or we will leave.

    Advice to Management

    Let talented people do their best. Don’t let risk management stand in your way. Honesty that we enjoy in our walls should extend out into the public. Don’t be so scared.