Hard work, low pay, no communication.
Condition Report Writer / Vehicle Inspector (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – 20 September 2017
Pay is below average and they work you like a dog. The better you are at your job, the harder they work you. The production targets are unrealisticallly high and are unattainable even by their "stars". Huge differences in hourly rate for people doing the same job in other parts of the country. We make way less in Vancouver for the same work, using the same standards, than our counterparts in other cities across Canada.
There's a huge communication problem and information is dispensed on a "don't ask, don't tell" basis. Department managers don't talk to each other.
While they claim to give preference to internal candidates for job postings, it's a smokescreen and doesn't happen. Opportunities for advancement are directly related to how well you play the 'politics' game (as well as your race and gender), and have no bearing on your abilities, length of service, education, or training.
It takes weeks, sometimes months, to get the equipment, tools, and access/logins you need to have in order to do the job properly.
My coworkers are awesome and the benefits are great, and the food in the cafeteria is decent.
Decent benefits, great coworkers.
Poor wages, poor communication by management, very political