City of Vancouver, BC
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Great security and good hours.hteat benefits and early retirement. Met alot of friends. The experience I got there has helped me find wirk in many areas. Its a very good reference to have


Off at 330pm


Very expensive to live in van, so lots of commuting.
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Great place to work

An excellent place to work. Good pay, great benefits, and nice people to work with. There are many jobs and opportunities available. I would highly recommend it.


good pay, great benefits, understanding culture, and they care about sustainability


hmmm, there is some red tape, procurement can take a while
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Great company to work for. Lots to learn. Lots of room for advancement. Job security with benefits.

Very professional company to work for. Training is provided and safety is top priority. Coworkers are good people. I felt the salary was good. A company I highly recommend working for


Room to advance in the company. Training provided. Pension and benefits.


Working outdoors when it’s raining
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Good great place to learn and understand more about the city and what it has to offer

Very good place to learn and become a more understanding person with the vulnerable population pay is great and the people involved are very fair and optimistic provides for a great work experience


Good people


Long hours
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Good temporary job

Wasn't living wage when I worked here but pretty straightforward work for decent pay. Your experience will probably vary wildly depending on how decent your supervisor and coworkers are.
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Glad I quit! It is a place where job specs are rewritten to hire friends and family. Hard work won’t get you anywhere in this organization.

Find a better job, you can;)I had excellent performance evaluation until I got in the way of my boss promoting his brother-in-law. It’s who you know, not how qualified you are or how hard you work. It’s not a place for a person to have a meaningful career. Good luck getting into management if your from a racial minority. Entry level position pay is poor and training opportunities are more talk then action.


Steady work


Salary, promotions, management I can think of more reasons to stay away then nice things to say.
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Very fun relaxed work place

Good place to work with good people and managers. The wages however with the union dues and pension deductions you take home roughly 1700 every two weeks with opportunity for overtime. This job is fairly light labour.


Very good breaks


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Demanding and Rewarding

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.


Excellent benefits and RRSP matching


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.


good work colleagues and manager


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


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.


good wage


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 ...


no free lunch or breakfast - this is the only place cook have to pay for the food


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.


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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.


Fair Income


It could be extended to bring more benefits for CoV, but they stopped.
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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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Based on 97 reviews

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

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