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Physical hard work was good to start and as you prove yourself you get opportunities. You only get so far there it was an old boys club and rampant nepotism.

Pros

Excellent benefits and RRSP matching

Cons

Nepotism and "old school culture"
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Great Place to work

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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Very secure job

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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Great way to get involved

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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Supportive and respectful work place

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 systems are bit outdated.

Pros

good work colleagues and manager

Cons

outdated systems
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Secure workplace

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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Great job

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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the city supported a good work life balance

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 place to work and learn

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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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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grill cookjob

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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Hard Physical Labor Outside

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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An opportunity

It was an opportunity to do a relatively simple data/statistical analysis research for the City of Vancouver. It was a good experience of a team work at IRES, UBC as well.

Pros

Fair Income

Cons

It could be extended to bring more benefits for CoV, but they stopped.
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decent

overall a safe and reliable job, with a decent salary. you will learn new tasks and receive excellent training. fun to work and overall good employees work here.
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Large Corporate Structure with little or no regard to employee well being to speak of

Typical work day is pretty much rush in, sit down and work without taking breaks due to overload of work and impossible goals and targets given the amount of people. A lot of overtime hours required just to keep up. Constant deadlines and not enough resources to meet them.

Pros

Good Benefits, Decent Pay

Cons

Poorly Managed, No concern for emplyee well being
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Great place to work

Good job security and salary. Take care of their employees. Union job. Flexible working hours. Provide good safety working environment. Fun working atmosphere.
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workout area

great place to to work, beautiful city to work in,great wages, paid time off vacations, surrounded by great people, full benefits and great work environment

Pros

workout area

Cons

no cons at all
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Good place to work

Work life balance and good benefits. Lots of different activities to become involved with. Pleasant co-workers that work hard and get a lot accomplished.

Pros

People taking pride in their work.

Cons

None.
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Great benefits and time off.

Typical day is a shift from 3:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Great people to work with. Sometimes can get a little political being a union shop. Try to keep out of that as much as possible.

Pros

Overtime, Vacation, good people

Cons

Working afternoons, long commute
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Easy going place to work, good work life balance but can make one complacent too

Good experience of working for govt. during the internship. Lot of new staff and exciting projects undertaken, have ambitious goals in some areas of work - so can be fun working. At the same time, the pace of work and career advancement, learning new things etc. can be limited. Provides great work life balance though, can at times feel like complacency.

Pros

Work life balance, benefits, exciting projects

Cons

Pace of work, lack of new young staff, complacent and formal work environment
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Great work environment with room to personally develop

Easy and fun transition into the work place. Management were understanding and always willing to help you grow. Pay was great with many perks.

Pros

Plenty of in house benefits

Cons

Repetitive work
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3.7

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