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Secure workplace
Office Support Clerk III (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 December 2019
highly unionized workplace. decent salary and benefits. secure place to work with a decent pension. nice coworkers and strong leadership and management team
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I was to busy ,it was demanding on me.But always keep busy.
B.S.W.Worker. (Former Employee) –  Creekside30 November 2019
Keeping in mind my day started at 2 am.I would open the building and start right away we had three floors to clean .By 6.30 the building would open so all the important stuff had to be cleaned.The bad part about the job was such an early start.Most enjoyable part was leaving early.Good management always keep me in the loop.I liked it because I was responsible for bsw. work.
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Great job
Customer Service/Cashier/Bartender (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC17 October 2019
Great employees, great management.. great benefits .. will be keeping this job for a long time!
Work around your schedule and a fun and positive work experiences at the Civic Theatres
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Keep on looking
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC13 October 2019
This is a terrible place to work for managers are lacking basic knowledge of how to treat staff if you are a lucky soul They will treat you Well until the are ready to spit you out, very nasty organization was very surprised they acted the way They did, so glad I left very toxic environment, union cupe is a joke as well.
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systemic racism prevelant
Activity Leader (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC26 September 2019
left this position due to cultural unsafe work environment. I have nothing further to add regarding this. Its a unionized environment so filing a grievance is an option to address any employment issues that arise
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Interesting work environment
Contract Work, HR Recruitment Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC24 September 2019
This is an interesting work environment. It will vary greatly what the culture is at each COV department/location a person is working in. A union environment.
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the city supported a good work life balance
Superintendent 1 (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC13 September 2019
the city of Vancouver provided an opportunity for advancement, with a good salary benefit package,the city supported a good work life balance. It also put safety as its number one priority
Cons
long hours
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Great volunteer program
Emergency Volunteer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC11 September 2019
The NEAT program is a truly unique volunteer experience. Working with emergency personnel supporting large scale disaster response is really rewarding and the people you get to meet are incredible.
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Challenging and dynamic work portfolios
Safety Manager, Engineering (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 September 2019
Safety in the COV is dynamic in nature due to the size and nature of the organization. From simple fundamental programs to unique and complex compliance requirements.
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Terrible place to work
Worker (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC28 August 2019
The city of Vancouver is the worst company in the country to work for. Don't ever work for them. They do not care about you or your family and will abuse you until you quit.
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Productive and fun place to work
Street Team Member (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 August 2019
Graveyard shifts were good to work. good staff and management . most enjoyable part of the job you work at your own pace and no one breathing down your back to finish .
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Toxic culture
UTILITIES COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 August 2019
Culture of workplace hostility. Promotion or career advancement based on lack of ethics and morality, not individual merit. A system of cronyism and nepotism to insulate management from taking any accountability.
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Great place to work and learn
Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC23 July 2019
great place to work and learn for a work-life balance. interesting projects. new up to date equipment and software. great benefits. difficult to move up
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relaxing in the staff room
Theatre Attendant I (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC16 May 2019
i have a great time when i am relaxing in the staff room with all of my co-workers. The way everyone talks and interacts with each other is amazing everyone loves each other.
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Vancouver (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 May 2019
good company, good job, good work culture, flexible hours, flexible work, and you can learn a lot in the City. Lots of oppotunities to go up. Pay was great with many perks.
Pros
good wage
Cons
too much rumour
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vancouver (Former Employee) –  vancouver20 April 2019
there is no job grantee - but there is a union - we have to pay union for nothing - after 3 month lay off - 1 person in the kitchen -doing dishes -cooking - washing the floor -
cooking frozen food - manage by employee - if you work forget about the passion for food or guest experience ...
Pros
no free lunch or breakfast - this is the only place cook have to pay for the food
Cons
no over time paid - no holiday pay - no time and off paid but there is a union what a joke
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flexible hour
COMPLIANCE ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 February 2019
everyone has their own assigned workload which is manageable. Once you are permanent full time, you start with over 30 day of vacation which is unbeatable. Lifetime pension.
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Toxic environment
Animal Control Officer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 February 2019
They always say they're transparent with their employees but they're not. Toxic environment. They don't like employees who go above and beyond because it makes the rest of them look bad who are only there to put in their pensionable time. That's why it takes forever for the City to get things done. Managers try to rule by fear and not by knowledge.
Pros
pension
Cons
people who have no idea what they're doing
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Hard Physical Labor Outside
Operations Worker (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 February 2019
Physically Demanding Job outside in all weather conditions with no real room for advancement until older union workers quit or retire. 6 month probation period caused a lot of on the job stress.
Pros
Pay and Benefits
Cons
Work Culture and Outside Work
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Fun place to work
Utility Maintenance Worker (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 December 2018
Fun place to work! Ive had the privilege of meeting so many different people from different wakes of life. Room for advancement if you seek such a thing.
Pros
good pay
Cons
my current post is a long distance from home
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