Sr. Administrator, Investment Operations (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 3 August 2017
I LOVED working at CCS! I would still be there if I hadn't moved provinces. I experienced working in a branch and in the back office and both were wonderful experiences. No matter where I was, I was working with fun and interesting people. I made so many connections with people there. Such a fun work environment, never a dull moment! I learned so much working at CCS and you can advance your career as little or as far as you want to, the resources are there to be as ambitious as you want to be!
Customer Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 13 July 2017
I enjoyed my work life with Coast Capital Savings and even moreso - the culture and people I worked with! What was really cool were the constant workshops we went on which kept us ever learning and growing and made sure we never really got caught up in the "9 - 5" daily boring drone. Coast Capital is all about "share of wallet" and ensuring we are "Help"ing our customers which is a great thing although it can be tough to always meet sales goals. I found management in all 3 branches I worked at to be very caring and ready to listen. They also were extremely encouraging and helped me continue my growth.
Member Banking Specialist (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 14 June 2017
I am mostly on the phones so like to be quiet during lunches and beaks to relax. being on my own while doing the job and be able to help members. hardest is there is no privacy at work. you are monitored from the time you enter work
Investment Specialist (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 27 March 2017
If you are looking for a company to grow with this would be it. They are innovative and forward-thinking. They are also quick to recognize talent and provide the coaching to move up to positions that allow you to thrive.
Awesome and friendly place to work for mature and responsible professionals.
Telesales (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 14 August 2016
Onsite training for awesome sales and service based skills. Huge staff numbers all over the lower mainland and tonnes of opportunities to advance if skilled. Also they are a huge supporter of community events and participation is fun!
Member Banking Specialist (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 28 July 2016
A typical day at work consists of responding to member inquiries and processing their requests along with getting to know each member a little bit more to assist them with their daily banking needs. Everyday I learn something new such as getting know a member personally, a new product or a process which aligns both with my role and helping a member to succeed in their financial well being. I work with a group of knowledgeable and approachable individuals including management who are supportive and always shows new techniques to excel in the role. The hardest part of my job to win the resistance of members. The most enjoyable part of the job is to converse with members, educating them of the benefits they can take advantage of.
Quiet peacful workplace although stressful at times.
Computer Operator (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 9 May 2016
Although many might consider the computer operator job to be boring and monotonous I quite liked it. It was challenging, detail oriented, and I learned so much within so little time while I was employed there. The typical workday consisted of managing a phone queue while also processing over 250 unique tasks and monitoring the various systems that make the organization tick.
The team I worked with was excellent. There were a total of 7 team members who all worked opposing shifts. Even though I did not work with them directly it was really important for the whole team to accurately and clearly communicate changes in processes and ongoing issues..
One of the hardest parts of the job was the night shift. As an operator you are required to switch between day and night shifts every week. The shifts are 12 hours long and they can get very quiet and boring. It was important to keep self motivated!
The best part about my job as an operator was working with a whole bunch of different computers and systems. From unix command lines to windows server to powershell and sharepoint. There were so many things to learn and I am always happy to do so.
Money Pro (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 May 2016
A typical day will include making a lot of calls to existing and new clients, meeting with clients to set up investment and banking plans. The best part of this job can be your co-workers. Management varies by branch. I had some excellent managers who encourage and train and others that are not interested in this. The hardest part of the job can be the volumes in a busy branch or the lack of volume in a slow branch.
Official response from Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
17 February 2016
It's nice to hear that we're not only attracting great employees but also great members. We aim to create a healthy work environment that's fun and oriented to high performance. We are glad you enjoyed your time working with Coast!
Job Work/Life Balance
An excellent work place
Financial Service Representative (Current Employee) – Langley, BC – 19 October 2015
-great culture -good environment -reachable sale targets -inside first advancement approach -quality co workers -good training -sometimes employees are not the most intelligent
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 11 September 2015
Fortunate for those uneducated, highschool drop outs, teenage pregnancies are predominant in this department. Most people that work in EPMO don't even have any higher education, yet they will think they think they know better than anyone else. Some have never worked for anyone else only because no one in their right mind would hire them, so they stick at Coast until they die. A person can work in the call center one day and next day turn into a BA or a PM with no skills required just because the manager favours them.
In short, this place promotes people based on preferential treatement and even the Directors and VPs are worst I have seen in any industry. You can manage a $10 mil project and outright fail, but you will never get fired. It's the Coast policy they call it, can't fire if you are an employee.
Very relaxed attire
Poor decisions based on preferential treatment, costing projects tons of money and wasted resources
Unique place to work with a rich Corporate Culture
Corporate Reception Administrator (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 29 July 2014
A typical day at work is a balance of serious work and not so serious self. I have learned a lot during my time with Coast Capital and would agree that it is among the best of Canadian Employers. Strong leadership team and fun people. It can be a challenge with a very heavy workload, however it balances out with the people and passes the time quickly.