District of Saanich
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Executive Leadership has no vision

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Executive Leadership has no vision, in fact they all do their own thing. Not a team, have no interest in working for the best interest of the people. Each member of the executive leadership only cares about their own division.


Easy place to work - not held accountable - give you lots of time to complete your work.


Poor performers are well looked after.
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This was on the Aquatics side - Lifeguarding and Swim Instructor Feb 2022

short shifts, expectancy to be able to bid for shifts every day of the week, have to cover your own shifts from a large list of staff to contact. one two three four five


good supervisors


poor shift assignment and process
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Slow paced

Not enough management drive and too much of traditional authoritative style of management at operational level. Hierarchy everywhere and not many formal processes
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Pearkes....the worst rink in victoria

There's some good staff but the leadership is driving them away. No recycling program everything is thrown in the garbage There is no pride in the facility and very little accountability for poor job performance. It's interesting that the public doesn't demand better in a facility that they pay for. They are very well paid so it's disappointing. There's better recreation centers to work at if you have your RO ticket.
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Horrible Workplace

Even as a 20 year employee, there is a reason I’m on Indeed. What used to be a marvellous place of work has become toxic. Miserable Direction and Management make miserable employees. If you can withstand rampant apathy and careless leadership, you may do well. If you enjoy a vibrant, motivating and positive work environment, you won’t find it at Saanich.


Good benefits


Toxic workplace
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Bad place to work don’t care about people

Good pay but they treat you like garbage I was a casual custodian for 8 years and would not move me to regular seasonal like it said in collective aggreement if you had 10 thousand hours they have to and if you were to apply for full time they would move a injured employee from different department into it if you turn down a shift they hold it against you
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Interesting place to work

they are about twenty years behind in IT infrastructure, so lots of opportunity for change if they have budget, but they have some very questionable practices.
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Very rigorous and fun workplace.

I thoroughly enjoyed working for the District of Saanich. The values that the District embodies really shone through with the work that my fellow lifeguards, instructors and supervisors did every day.
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2.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
1.9 out of 5 stars for Management
1.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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