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WorkSafeBC Reviews

Updated September 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good for maintaining work life balance" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, culture, and experienced team members" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Claim management focused versus prevention focused" (in 2 reviews)

  • "tests for union jobs are unfair" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Slow advancement. Job can be stressful at times.


  2. "Compliance officer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time

    Pros

    It was nice to work for but corrupt

    Cons

    It is very corrupt within the compliance officer ranks

    Advice to Management

    Vet the people you hire properly

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Director, Human Resources"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at WorkSafeBC for over 20+ years and I have had the opportunity to have my entire HR career here. I have been afforded opportunities to work in all facets of HR through lateral moves, promotions and projects.

    I love my job and the opportunity to make a difference in our workplace for our employees. Happy, healthy, engaged employees drive the service our clients of BC deserve.

    Cons

    We have opportunities to improve our recruitment process to ensure we are meeting the needs of not only the business but our candidates too.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated staff committed to making a difference.
    You get to work with great people and there are many professional opportunities.

    Cons

    Many challenges not unlike most organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovation and change in focus to allow employees to learn new and better ways of conducting business. Being open, collaborative and transparent are key.


  5. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When I applied here, I didn't really know what to expect. Once you start working here, it feels like a big family, and not just like a job. It feels like a place you would stay at for a long time. I wanted to write a review because I think applying here can seem like you sending a resume into the void.

    The medical benefits are amazing. My dentist checks up are always $0. I feel good knowing I have a pension.

    I feel there is a lot of opportunity to get training on work time and increase my skills. It's also great to know that I could apply for a lateral move to another location if I ever want to leave the Lower Mainland.

    If you are thinking of applying here, the hiring process can sometimes take a long time so don't get discouraged. I think it's worth sticking it out.

    Cons

    Working from home is only available to some departments. Wish that working hours were more flexible (eg. based on how much work you get done, not how many hours you sit at your desk). Pretty typical for a union environment. You can at least earn extra time off by working an extra 20 min a day.

    Lots of emails and lots of meetings sometimes leaves little time left for getting work done.


  6. "Devops"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time

    Pros

    Top notch technologies, Azure, Angular, SASS

    Cons

    Too much time wasting meetings, everybody wants to take advantage of the upgrade and creates unrealistic requerements, very unprofessional stuff, hard to get satisfaction from the work

    Advice to Management

    Link to existing production/legacy systems is needed, realistic goals, merge back development and operations departments within IT as that is the definition of devops


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent employees, good culture, noble work

    Cons

    Don’t pay well, very low turnover so not a ton of opportunities to progress

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing good work

  8. "Great company to learn a lot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, culture, and experienced team members

    Cons

    A large corporation with hard to change policies

    Advice to Management

    Keep on listening to all levels.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • 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.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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.


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