Engineer (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 20 January 2018
Management has kept salary increases below rate of inflation and removed opportunities for promotion regardless of achievements. They have shown disinterest in retaining experienced professional staff, instead hiring inexperienced staff at lower salaries and showing nepotism to like-minded individuals. Managers seem disinterested in engaging staff and pursuing innovative methods in favour of maintaining status quo. It is clear management is not supportive of staff, taking a more 'us vs. them' approach.
Park Patrol / Park Officer (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 19 October 2017
Everyday is a challenge from gathering information for an investigation to tracking wildlife and hiking trails. Other days doing maintenance, weed eating, leaf blowing, mowing, clearing trails from a storm.
I learned a lot of Bylaws and how to use certain equipment. The management was great, treated everyone with the same respect and made sure everyone had the same training.
There isn't anything hard about a job that you love doing.
The most enjoyable part is being outside all day hiking trails and talking with Park Users.
Clerk Stenographer III (Summer) (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 July 2017
A great workplace with lovely staff. I worked in the Air Quality department as support staff for the summer and everyone was kind. I still go out for lunch and visit with the department whenever I can.
You can make a difference - Fantastic Opportunities
Bylaw Enforcement & Environmental Management (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 20 February 2016
In doing my job I feel I can make a difference and help make the lower mainland be a better place to live. My duties include both office and field work covering a broad scope of responsibilities. There is no limitation to personal growth and developing career skills. Can there be anything more satisfying?!
While career advancement is limited, one can move laterally within the organization quite a bit. Great work experience that I would otherwise not have the opportunity to gain. There are two unions and an exempt staff group. Moving into jobs between the unions is rare. Moving into an exempt position happens often. I think our HR department is a busy group but are there to support staff no matter what it takes.
Managers, supervisors and co-workers come in a range of competencies and that's no different anywhere else I've worked. It takes effort on both sides to make an effective work environment and the corporation encourages that by providing a range of means to accomplish that. I believe everyone here makes a tremendous effort to get along and support one another, kudos to those three work groups.
The work life balance is fantastic. I would highly recommend giving Metro Vancouver a try. Hope to see you here soon!
Payroll Administrator (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 29 May 2014
- Day are full, lots to keep you busy - Learned about People Soft payroll system - Management are very friendly and helpful - Co-workers are very friendly and helpful - Learning a new payroll system and being able to do my share of the work load at first -The people are very friendly and the Lunch and learn sessions are very good.
Clerk Stenographer III, Regional Parks - Present (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 19 December 2012
Its a great company to work with. I've learned many skills while performing clerical and secretarial duties as a assistant to manager. I gained experienced to work under high pressure as well as attention to detail.