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WorkSafeBC Vancouver Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Financial Systems Analyst"

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    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'


  2. "IT Analyst"

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    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.


  3. "Business Intelligence Analyst"

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    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


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  5. "Challenging IT projects"

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    • 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


  6. "No Job Advancement"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not as safe as it appears"

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    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability and job security. Good salary, benefits, health insurance, retirement, generous vacation and sick leave.

    Cons

    Lazy, under-performing workers. Incompetent management. Bureaucracy and inefficiency. Outdated technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Rate people in order of performance. Don't be afraid to have "difficult conversations" with lazy workers. Dismiss under-performing staff and hire young, well educated, competent people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Industry Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Industry Specialist in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Industry Specialist in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Interesting work

    Cons

    Organization has lost its injury prevention focus. Prevention resources have been diverted to return to work projects. Has become primarily a claims mgt org.

    Advice to Management

    Regain a focus on injury prevention. Give staff a higher purpose than solely managing claims. CEO should provide vision not just managing political agenda.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "They Overpay You"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at WorkSafeBC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really competitive salary, benefits, etc. Definately a lot of mentally slow people making a lot more money than they should

    Cons

    A lot of comically error-laden initiatives, policies. A lot of poor managers.


  11. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Place to work for enterprise Architecture work.

    Cons

    Too much work and less time to do them

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the direction for Enterprise Architecture



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