Client Service Representative in Port Coquitlam, BC
Mediocre government job
Job itself is easy, however management can be disorganized and it takes a lot of chain of command and time to actually proceed with a change that would make things more efficient. Pay is okay, but keep looking for better jobs once you get enough govt office experience.
Developer in North Vancouver, BC
The worst culture for developer job
ICBC is a good place for lazy people to cut pay checks.The culture of ICBC developer team is the worst for engineers. Zero motivation for tech advancement. Managers are ignorant. Senior developers actually hate new tech. They attend trainings just for collecting certificates instead of learning them. The long staying employees here are good at many things(office politics, bluffing, pretending, gossip) except delivering quality work.The standard and expectation are very low. The leadership actually don't know what quality work should be. They will be satisfied if you can demo some toy works to them. Because most "senior" developers in ICBC can not even deliver a toy project. They often hire expensive contractors to do challenging work, and often fooled by the over priced consultant companies. Food chain is also a FOOL chain in ICBC.The most mattering skill in ICBC is office politics, no matter for tech or non-tech positions.No doubt ICBC can be such a big failure for BC. It's a place for office political people, not engineers.
Administrative Assistant in Vancouver, BC
Not a bad place to work
Most people are great to work with. One of the few places that still have a pension although, the pension is from the Union. You get 3 weeks vacation plus 16 days TO days you earn every month, but you pay for them every pay period. Vacation goes by seniority. They still use behavioral interviewing methods.
Customer Service Representative in Richmond, BC
Excellent Job if you want to get your foot in a government setting
Great pay and benefits, excellent growth opportunities.Couldn’t ask for a better company. You meet people from all walks of lives.Training is provided which is awesome
Claims Support Assistant in Kelowna, BC
Unfortunate Environment of Toxicity
Management tip-toe around the worst employees and for good reason. The worst employees are the ones that file the most formal complaints about everyone, including them. It is nearly impossible to terminate anyone and therefore bitter people who cannot advance in the company because of regulations and work in a repetitive job daily and have nothing more interesting to do, complain. They complain about mundane regulations that no one cares about to management and management talk to you about it regularly. Because of this you never feel like you can relax in the work environment. You also make a very minimal wage after all the deductions, on par with many jobs elsewhere that have a happy work environment. If you are interested in this job I recommend thinking about getting a degree (or having one), keeping your head down and being nice, cordial and professional and not taking the negativity personally. Never be late for a break, keep track of the extensive office rules, never breaking them and don’t expect getting a great deal of satisfaction from your position until you hopefully move on to a better one (treat this as an entry level role as long as you have a degree) as the job can be quite repetitive. Most of the employees are great, but the ones that are bad are shockingly so and will most likely stay forever because the union will protect them.