Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 April 2017
I volunteered there as an office assistant and during my time there the staff were very welcoming and involving of me. I learned a lot about the company and they made me feel very involved and important
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 21 February 2017
Was a friendly and appreciative work place until the past 6 months. There are a lot of changes and management (at least the department I am working for) does not care and appreciate how much effort some individuals put in. All they care about is how good you are at buttering them up and whether they consider you as "friends".
People who are advancing in the department now are the ones that are either always socializing with the managers or the ones that are somehow connected with someone within the organization/ department. It is very apparent that even if they are not qualified or below average performance are advancing in the company just because of their connections before entering the organization or the connections they built after they started working in the organization.
Managers/ co-ordinators would cover up or look for excuses for their favourites when they mess up/ do not perform their duties.
They expect you to follow God's teachings but they don't act Christians.
Office Volunteer Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 10 May 2016
World Vision Canada was a great place to work. The environment, sense of community and the passionate concern for children were the main reasons why I was there for so long. The weekly staff gatherings made everyone feel like they were a part of something greater. We were a part of making a difference for the children and communities we served. It was a true blessing indeed.
It has visions and clear objectives that makes employees easily to understand their role
Church Engagement Administrative Support Volunteer (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 April 2016
A typical day I started with receiving a clear instruction, objective, and deadline for the task given or to continue the unfinished tasks.
What I learned is how essential an objective is since it pulls all the reasons for the instructions. When an employee understands his/her instruction, the communication between issues become very effective. It helps personal growth in both the employee and the employer when the employee becomes the "ground troop who has recon mission".
My co-workers and supervisors are very flexible and understanding to each other. We are allowed to work at home, no matter because of health or other reasons. Our work is valued because of the work done and there is no bias, positively or negatively, by our physical presence. It has the best balances between trust and control.
The hardest part of the job is reading first hand how the world's hunger, warfare, and disasters had plagued the weakest youngest ones. Keep having the feeling that I can only do so much and "only if I have the money" and looking at the children's picture and knowing that they are denied the basic needs can be soul-eating.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when every time there is a church joined their congregation to support a village. Later, you see the progress and the statistics of their improvement; when you received the village thank-you messages; your sponsor child had become a self-sustaining contributing adult. Those are priceless.
sincere concerns of employees' physical heath and spiritual well being
too many hands to complete a task sometimes lack cohesiveness
Phone Specialist (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 February 2016
I thoroughly enjoy my employment at World Vision Canada. I have been working in the supporter care department since 2008 and although faces change, the culture within the department has stayed the same. The leadership treats you more than just an employee and invest time, effort and care to bring out their team.
Productive and engaging work dedicated to serving others.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 30 September 2015
Worked alone, and/or with other colleagues, to complete tasks regarding the accounts of current donors/sponsors. Made outbound calls to supporters in order to update their account information, and/or to give them new/more information about their sponsorship. Although statistics were kept and reviewed, an emphasis was put on the quality of the work being done and the calls being made, allowing for a more personal approach to work.
An amazing place to work, the environment is wonderful.
Administrative Assistant, President's Office (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 23 September 2015
My biggest regret is leaving World Vision. I left thinking I was advancing myself but instead I lost the best job possible with amazing people. This job was extremely busy and demanding with no room for error. I was responsible for the President's travel arrangements who travelled extensively Internationally. Reporting to the Director of the President's Office was challenging and kept me busy. Dicta-typing for the President, all expenses for the President's office and assistant to the Governance office. All event planning for the President's office for 550+ attendees. I learned that people are what matter! I'm not sure there was a hard part other than seeing and listening to how some children suffer and how just by donating you really can save a life. The most enjoyable part was being a part of their Mission and attending weekly Chapel.
Regional Team Leader (Corporate) (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 10 September 2015
I went in so excited only to find that upper management didn't care for staff or people, only success. The org is very top heavy with several leadership that have been around for years and get away with little success blaming failure on others. No new ideas or innovation. Stifling work environment. Very far from transparent in their dealings with the public .... walk some lines very close to crossing lines in my opinion. I will never give them a dime.
Highly motivating work evrionment, I love the team meetings, recognition and celebration of indivual contribution
Regional Program Manager, East Africa (Current Employee) – 1 World Drive, Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y4 – 5 September 2015
An interesting quiet working environment with good access to colleagues with whom I work in the same division as well as those from other divisions. I love the Wednesday devotions, which brings all of us together including folks from the Ottawa office, it offers a good opportunity to know each other.
The work environment is full of fun, which makes all the technical aspects of my job very interesting. Coming from Africa, I have had to learn to adjust to the North America culture as well as weather. For instance, greeting by handshaking which is common in Africa in not necessarily the case in Canada; one has to plan well for winter unlike in Africa. My job involves a lot o travel to Africa and gives me the opportunity to experience different cultures and environments. It is shaping my response to the different encounters I go through in the office as well as in the field.
Sponsorship Representative (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 19 April 2015
* a typical day at work consisted of taking sponsorship calls * Ive learned to be an active listener as well as show empathy towards the donors *Management was okay , sometimes there was evident favorites within the call center *Co-Workers had positive attitudes and very friendly *Hardest part of the job was calling donors in regards to missed donations *Most enjoyable part of the job was work meetings as well as celebrating birthdays , food was always involved.
A place you learn to be passionate, strong and caring
Fundraiser/Team Captain (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 16 February 2015
WorldVision offers a great deal of opportunities for members of staff to be highly motivated, caring and of course overcome shyness. fundraisers have the opportunity to meet with new faces on a daily basis and talk to them about the mission of the organization and most importantly make them see reasons why they should support the cause to fight poverty by sponsoring a child.