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Great work/life balance, benefits, and flex days

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Excellent company to work for!!! Benefits are great; medical, dental, and MSP. Flex day every 3 weeks which is a bonus. Vacation days are dependent if you're regular full time and if you are it depends on your amount of team members in your department. Management is pretty good and they collaborate with their team members on a regular basis. Lots of working and communicating with other departments to make things work for everyone. Co-workers and colleges' from different departments are amazing. All BCH employees are very friendly and engaging. Work/life balance depends which department you work in. One example is operations department (maintenance) which is a very chaotic and it does not give a good work/life balance when you are on call for a week responding to after hours emergencies Client base is very diverse with different challenges, no day is the same with very rewarding results.Hiring process is a bit challenging for external candidates as the criminal record check takes a month or longer and the candidate moves on to a different employer rather than waiting.
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Great place to get your foot in the door

Management has no idea what they're doing half of the time, they're literally scrambling to get coverage and trying to pass off someone's unfinished work onto someone else who's more capable. Only to create burnout amongst all employees, and all around the office, the morale is quite low. No one is listened to, no one takes your concerns about anything seriously. It takes every ounce of my being to not walk out that door every day and just not come back.
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  • Support from manager
  • Ability to meet personal goals

Great place to work at

A great place to work. Very divers and accepting. Management is kind and they encouraging work and life balance. Enjoyed working here. and will miss team.
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PPH=Excellent co-op environment

People, Plants & Homes was a hidden gem of a co-op position while I was studying at SFU. The staff were passionate and well organized, and management for the program was supportive and involved. An excellent experience.
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Misplaced and Misguided bureacratic nightmare.

I do not share the same enthusiasm working for this organization that others have. There is no realistic vision to solve the housing crisis. The bureaucracy and image obsession is a nightmare. Management and the top people in the organization seek to constantly look good and cover any problems by masking it with inclusive language, all the while being the same old government institution it is. Co-workers are a lottery. The Union is useless and non existent. Its a perfect job for those that like to simply obey a master or those who like stepping on others to get ahead. HR just pretends everyone is happy.

Pros

None

Cons

Large obligatory pension deduction, unskilled management, CYA culture, bureaucratic red tape nightmare. Problem masking
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Great workplace for internships

Honestly, it was a great place to work for my internship of 8 months. The training was very elaborate and helped me succeed in the position. Excellent productivity was rewarded with promotions to tougher, but rewarding positions. Overall, it was a great 8 months that I spent with BC Housing, and would definitely love to go back there.

Pros

Free union membership, friendly team and coworkers

Cons

None
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management nightmare

so many unions that it's impossible to get anything done, and what does get done goes through a dozen layers of red tape. Management has no clue how IT actually works, and expects hourly progress updates on status. Training is non existent as that would take time away from the union staff, and there's no training union, so you're on your own.
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Positive atmosphere

What I love about working for BCH? People. Everyone is willing to contribute his/her knowledge, experience, and best practice to improve the service. At BCH, it's important to grow as a team member, but also as an individual. There are so many resources available at indeed for you to grow.
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Productive working environment

great work life balance and learning opportunities, great training, very organized environment, team very collaborative, weekly meetings, management assuming decisions and planning in advance for program implementation, they were assuring training and procedures are in place

Pros

Lunch and learns, good team, learning opportunities

Cons

no cons
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A decent crown corporation to work for, good benefits but lower salaries as compared to the private sector. No flexibility on hours or any work from home option.
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Great Mission, Minimal Advancement Opportunities

-The concept behind their goals is great but the execution is too heavily dependent on outside pressure and management is too reactionary rather than proactive. Loads of micro-managing.
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Productive high morale

Very easy going, collaborative and team oriented. I have enjoyed the atmosphere while working here and the people make it very easy to fit in and get to know.
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Great Workplace

BC Housing is a great work environment, BC Housing staff support their tenants in order to achieve successful tenancy. The other workers hired at BC Housing are very professional.
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Great people and managers

I have enjoyed my 1 year as a contractor at BCHousing, hope to work with them again. They are dedicated and hard working, always listening to new ideas.

Pros

Work life balance, great people to work with, attentive management

Cons

Advancement and salary
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Productive and supportive working environment

BC Housing is a great place to work at. However, for the short time i have been here, i find that there's constant movement of start and my observation is based on limited room for growth. My job is satisfying but I don't feel the impact my role makes on the public we serve. Over all, great working environment with an encouragement to have a good work life balance. Teleworking from home also provides some flexibility.

Pros

Work life balance, great support from senior management and colleagues are always willing to help
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A caring and supportive work environment

I work at BC Housing as a temporary employee, but the support and care from the supervisory staff is attentive and in-depth. The coworkers watch out for you, and their is a culture of patience and kindness when approaching new hires and seasoned employees alike. It can be tough dealing with client demands on occasion, but the staff looks out for everyone, and the work environment is very positive.
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Fun, good work / life balance

Fun, good work / life balance Great organisation with dedicated fun staff that make it a nice place to work. Improvement and direction is reviewed frequently
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Big Government Office - politically driven

Well run organization but driven by self-promoting management. Many will step on to of you to make their way to the top. But there are also many good employees in the trenches who do all the really hard work.

Pros

Nice offices

Cons

Politically driven, self promoters.
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Volunteer

Everyday was completely different. I got to interact with the public a lot, clean up the neighborhood, and a bunch more stuff
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The province’s crown corporation dedicated to providing housing and supports for low income British Columbians.

Responsible for designing new housing programs, evaluating the performance of older programs, and re-engineering them to increase the supply of affordable housing.
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Fun place to learn

Fun place to work and learn. You get to meet and work with a lot of people , work on new technologies and platforms. Plus you get to volunteer a lot.

Pros

Good place to work and everybody is so helpful

Cons

Not much in terms of career progression
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Based on 25 reviews

Ratings by category

4.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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