Manager, Operations; Manager (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – July 10, 2013
A great deal of daily planning needed to see the day through as inquiries from our customers being business account managers and branch management required skillful use of time to meet those inquiries. Additionally much time was required to attend many planning meetings held by various departments within the head office. Learned to be a good time manager and people person. Management was result focused with a need to succeed against the competition. Co-workers were always supportive to discussing potential changes to processes and to assisting with the development of new products and services. The hardest part of the job was the time demands to attend the many departmental meetings held at the head office, sometimes unproductive time for a great number of people. The most enjoyable part of the job were the successes in rolling out market competitive products and services that would serve the members well.
being able to "free think" product and servies which would compete against the big banks
Support Staff (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – December 29, 2013
Co-workers are generally pleasant and many are helpful. This is a really good place to work if you're in your 20's and looking to get job experience.
Ageism is alive and well at Envision. New employees are rarely over the age of 30 unless they have many years management experience with a competitor. There are many older employees who have been with the company for many years. Most of them know realistically in this job market it would be next to impossible to find another job at their age that pays this well with benefits this good. Older employees tend to be shuffled around, job duties or titles changed, as Envision hopes to push them out rather than let them go and pay them out.
Bad managers place a lot of blame with their staff when goals are not reached. Poor moral with a general unhappy workplace atmosphere. I've never seen so much finger pointing in my life at any other company the way I did at Envision. Very low chance of advancement within Envision.
The pay and benefits are decent enough to stick around until a better job comes around. The people who left Envision for other jobs ended up getting really good jobs with much better companies which makes this company a good stepping stone for the trend of moving up to a better position elsewhere. Christmas bonus is $75 for full time staff and $50 for part time staff, and its taxable, comes off your next paycheque. If you count on your Christmas bonus as part of your salary, don't look at Envision.
The hardest part of the job is being bullied by management. Don't look at the human resources department to take complaintsmore... seriously and make changes. Nobody cares at this company.
The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people, either coworkers or members or outside vendors. There are a lot of really good people here, but if they're really good they don't stick around long. Envision brings in snacks and meals from time to time for the staff. Average Christmas party. Occasional prizes like gift certificates and small gifts.less
industry standard pay and benefits
low employee moral, bad management, low chance of advancement, lot of wasted time at unnecessary, unproductive meetings