City of Vancouver, BC
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Great place to work, it had changed over the years became more streamlined, it is unionized, so there is not much opportunity for overtime and when you do have the opportunity it may be applied to your vacation or time off.
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I am an auxiliary on call building worker here. They seem to treat you as a 24 hour ATM machine to use whenever they want at their convenience to make deposits and withdrawals! I do not feel I am a valued appreciated employee here and may consider quitting if things do not improve. I took the job as a part time gig as I have pretty much a full time 40 hour a week job elsewhere. The job specifically said at the time they were seeking 'afternoon shift' people which I prefer doing as I have an old aging mother I look after during the day but they have tried putting me on a 5am start time which I refuse to do! I work recreational hours at my other job so me having to get up at 3:30 in the bleepin morning one can forget about that! I'm 55 years old and have done enough early morning work days in my life that I don't need that start time any longer. Management here are clueless and incompetent as far as getting paid on time, etc. I am not too impressed to say the least and I don't recommend working for these clowns.
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They prefer hiring external candidates so don't expect to be able to move into a different position that suits your qualifications and career goals. If you are educated you can find way better jobs with higher salaries outside.
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easy job
Cons
useless experience, lots of politics, no opportunities for advancement
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A warm and welcoming environment to work in with amazing coworkers and fellow patrons. The working hours go by fairly quickly and one will enjoy coming to work.
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- highly detailed work that requires consentration and accuracy throughout the day. - I have learned a great deal about Property Taxes in Vancouver. - Management are very approachable and open to hear any suggestions you might have. - It can get a little stressful with customer complaints about their taxes but we always bounce back and work together as a team. - unhappy customers - doing my job accurately and keep buing my desk up to date.
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working as a team
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extreemly busy during tax due dates which can lead to longer hours
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toxic workplace causing a lot of politics and worker illness high turnover rate. Management is inept management is incompetant Workers are dirtbags all born in a barn a lot of harassment a lot of discrimination
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pension
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mental stress
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Top heavy with a lot of managers that don't seem to do anything, and the Engineering and HR department both have a team of Safety Specialist, yet none are encouraged to practice their specialty and with limited field safety, so not sure what 9/10th of them do? Lots of issues working here, people with a strong work ethic need not apply.
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Great place to work , lots of room for advancement however goes by seniority so it may take a while. Living wage is not sustainable for Vancouver living. You start at the bottom if you get hired into street operations department so expect to use a wheel barrel and w To work hard
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Working during the 2018 Civic voting season was hectic but I was able to meet new people. The hours were quite long but we were given adequate breaks.
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colleagues are very supportive and self motivated. manager is very flexible and good listener. remote work is available twice a week if the position is IT related or office work. good benefits. systems are bit outdated.
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good work colleagues and manager
Cons
outdated systems
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This could be an amazing place to work because of the staff and environment but union attitude and management seem to stifle staff attitudes. But the staff is great and their comrade wry keeps them going
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Great people and shows good hourly pay
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Never a set time off
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Implementing change management for electronic records. Introducing new file structure, naming conventions and standardized spelling. Consolidating information from different locations into one.
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Great place to work and good processes in place for most areas. Some opportunities to progress. Helpful colleagues and generally good management. Good worklife balance.
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Great place to work. Pleasant work environment and good package. Supportive colleagues. Good work-life balance. Management is generally open and understanding.
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I’d love to keep working for city of Vancouver because it’s fun to work with nice co-workers and also reasonable paycheques Only thing I struggled during work was that I had to wake up early like 5-5:30am
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Great , awesomeness, terrific, fair,, organized, fun, wonderful life long friends, stressful but rewarding. Inclusive, hard work pays off. All access to community facilities
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I learned quickly that it was fast paced using both telephone and computer systems to handle citizens questions with attention to detail and correctly responding.The work atmosphere was always positive. Co workers and superiors were always willing to help and easily accessible to ask for assistance. Hardest part of the job may have been building the confidence to speak with authority. I gained a lot of knowledge about how municipality's operated. I enjoy the daily challenge of resolving customer inquiries.
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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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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 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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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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