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WorkSafeBC Canada Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Because they were union they respected work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • WorkSafeBC also has a very good benefits package - which makes it even more compelling for prospective candidates (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Has become primarily a claims mgt org (in 2 reviews)

  • Organization has lost its injury prevention focus (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great job--stressfull"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    rewarding @ times, full filling when you can help..stressful when you work with impatient clients

    Cons

    stressful job, you can't help everyone and that can be hard

    Advice to Management

    Clients and staff shouldn't be just numbers, staff have feeling too


  2. "Contractor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Complex/Evolving
    - Dynamic IT Environment
    - People

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy
    - Qualified Support Staff
    - People

  3. "Customer Service Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My work experience is great as there is a positive work environment, great people, good hours of work pay and benefits package.

    Cons

    The only real con is having to drive into Richmond and having to deal with all the traffic and poor driving habits.

    Advice to Management

    9 day fortnight work schedule


  4. "Financial Systems Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC as an intern

    Pros

    Provided some great training, including the basic coding and scripting skills in the role. Had the opportunity to work with some of the most senior members of the Corporate Finance department who were happy to mentor, and had great exposure to the inner workings of WorkSafeBC's overall company goals.

    Cons

    Since it's tied to the provincial government, it tends to be slow. It was a good foundation to learn from, but personally I like faster-paced environments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on churnin'


  5. Helpful (4)

    "This place does not deserve young employees or new grads"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits are the only pros working for Worksafe BC

    Cons

    They do not value education or ability. As a senior, I have observed management control of young employees.


  6. "IT Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC as a contractor

    Pros

    - Good cafeteria
    - Is good if you are an employee.

    Cons

    -extremely long working hours for contractors.
    -too political
    -blame game
    -no personal life for contractors
    -employees enjoy long breaks where as contractors work long hours

    Advice to Management

    Nothing - you cant change much here as its their work culture.


  7. "Business Intelligence Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    None I could think of so

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the god work

  8. "Challenging IT projects"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging projects with good executive sponsorship

    Cons

    Many hours and deadline oriented


  9. Helpful (3)

    "No Job Advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you live in Richmond, this is at a very central Richmond location, bus stop in front of office.
    Some jobs allow flex time. Good benefits. Exceptional good salaries for certain grades and for management. If you don't mind doing the same job for your life without advancement, this is the best place. For contractors, very good rates, highly recommend to work here. Contractors are treated way better than staff.

    Cons

    If you work in IT, good luck. Departments constantly in re-org. PMs are in musical chairs, you have to constantly adapt to different management styles, some don't know what they are managing. No job advancements, no opportunities to learn. Retirements meaning positions will not be filled, those who cannot retire yet have to suck up all the work in your regular hours or voluntary overtime. Managers, directors and executive directors are not looking after the staff, they are looking after themselves. Long term contractors have the right of way. They get to pick who they want to work for, what kind of work to do etc.

    Advice to Management

    Be humane to treat your staff. Other companies provide opportunities for their staff to advance. They hire contractors to relieve the staff to do interesting work and to advance on their jobs. In WorkSafeBC, it is the opposite, especially for the long term contractors who have been working for 20 years. Spending money to do staff surveys but not really helping your staff is useless.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not as safe as it appears"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    WorkSafe BC offers really good benefits, better than most of the public sector organizations not to mention the private sector.

    Cons

    Risk-adverse and stale environment with lots of people disengaged and working for their pension. It's worse in the IT division where its inability to keep up with technology changes leads to various attempts to outsource.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus on your people. Good benefits keep them there but don't engage them.


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