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WorkSafeBC Reviews

Updated November 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Because they were union they respected work/life balance (in 8 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 place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employer Service Representative in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Employer Service Representative in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary
    Great benefits
    amazing coworkers
    supportive management
    excellent work life balance
    Earned time off program
    Feeling of doing good work
    Management makes staff feel appreciated
    Union

    Cons

    Advancement can be a challenge

    Testing system for recruitment of positions needs improvement it’s almost to pass the first time and the standardized aptitude tests are kind of pointless.

    Nepotism. Especially in my department. We’ve had some people move up simply because they know someone, for instance one girl jumped up in her position despite having no seniority and it’s because her father happens to be the manager in the department...perhaps something like this is unavoidable but it is a sore spot among most people I’m my department and I’m sure it is found in other areas of the company as well

    High work volume

    Vacation bidding - this can get nasty sometimes but is usually ok.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving your kids the answers to tests and be truly objective in the testing and recruitment process.


  2. "Manager"

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

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time

    Pros

    Good employer great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Busy job and always needing to think into the future being aware of changes that affect how we serve our customers

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring practices tight You need the right person for this job.

  3. "Vocational Rehab Consultant"

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

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    very high volume of work and work expectations


  4. "Customer Service Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Great life work balance.

    Cons

    Hard to advance.
    Claim management focused versus prevention focused.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Policy advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great. I worked 7.5 hour days and no overtime. Very flexible vacation scheduling. Freedom to strucuture your own day and working hours (within reason). Pension.

    Cons

    Salaries were frozen for many years and there now are poor annual salary raises. Not much opportunity to earn a decent salary while living in such an expensive city.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a structure for the development of staff with rotating job opportunitites. Too many people are pigeon holed without much opportunity for growth.


  7. "Customer Service Agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. Helpful (4)

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

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    • 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 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.


  9. "Challenging IT projects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  10. 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.


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