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I worked at the Iona Wastewater treatment plant. It was dirty work and smelled bad but I always got paid on time and was allowed time every day to clean up before going home
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Meaningful and interesting work

I’ve worked here a few years and love the diversity of projects, sustainability focus, and amazing team. The benefits and stability are great, with an excellent work/ life balance. Both managers I’ve had are supportive and skilled. Cons: limited advancement
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Great organization with amazing people!

Great company with lots of different departments that cover various services for the Greater Vancouver region. People are very helpful and overall working environment is good with flexible hours and working policy. Good work life balance and benefits.
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People are awesome. Company is awesome.People are friendly and ready to assist and help.

What is the best part of working at the company?awesome company....im very lucky to be surrounded by supportive coworkers.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?i do security jobs and do patrols all the time and expect different things to happen every dayWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?as patroller, i have the opportunity to be with the nature...its beautiful up in the mountainWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?i do patrol all the time and be in the forest and in the mountain is a beautiful experience
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Varied tasks kept it interesting and the people made it fun.

Great place to work for. I conducted various tasks that even some people there for decades were doing for the first time. The people were great. Classic government management issues.
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Relaxed and friendly people

People are really nice and friendly, the job has ups and downs but you will eventually learn more as time goes. Very supportive management. Work-life balance is good. No overtime.
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Few are working most afraid to do something

Management wants to hold on the chair and asking workers to go above and beyond. Only a small number of qualified people that actually work. No flexibility at all in union, just a bit on exempt


Somehow stable if you do not make mistakes


You are not valued
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Caring and supportive work culture

Communicates the vision with the staff on a regular basis. Jobs are stable and although change doesn't happen very quickly management shows support and care to perform well in your role.
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Great place to work, lots of room to grow and develop

Pros: Great place to work, great hours, great apprenticeship program, decent pay, good benefits, good time off. Cons: Work atmosphere can be toxic at times (coworkers, talking behind other workers backs), management is top heavy, seems like there is more managers then there are workers.Overall it’s a great steady and secure place to work. Home everynight is a bonus
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Great opportunity to work on interesting project

Big organization with lots of interesting projects and lots of opportunities for advancement. Can be very busy and stressful at times. Lots of intelligent professional people with a passion for their work.
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Challenging projects, good work life balance

As a regional organization, MV has many interesting and large-scale projects to learn from. Work-life balance is fairly good, but don't expect zero overtime.
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Stay away

Recent management and HR change over.Pure rubbish leadership group. A lot of experienced staff have left this company as a result of the management culture.Stay away......
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ok, not great/not bad

If you are a Technologist you aren't going anywhere because all they want in bachelors degrees to be "management", with a Technologist 2 year diploma you are stuck in the union and you will be never anything more than an assistant or have any responsibility. I would say by late 20's you have reached your ceiling in pay and advancementGreat co-workers (who were all Professional Engineers), a friendly bunch and I think they all work pretty hard, but are hamstrung by bureaucratic policies. For example it didn't matter how senior you were, a letter leaving the office must be reviewed and approved by your boss prior to being sent. Its also the only place in my career where anyone in the office was expected to keep telephone logs for every phone call made detailing the date, time, person and subjects discussed. I thought this was standard because I was out of school, but nope I have never seen it done at any other employerZero reward for showing any initiative. Zero perks, eg want a cup of coffee you had to pay. Want to go to the Christmas party, you had to pay.Bottom line, if you have any ambition STAY AWAY. I was straight out of school so it was a good place to start my career, but once I realized it was a dead end in my mid-20s I quit. If you like working just the hours expected and go home when the whistle blows not carrying about work, your career or anything THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE for you.I will say on the plus side I got some fantastic experience working on some major infrastructure projects


a pay cheque, experience working on major infrastructure projects


zero rewards, bureaucratic policies
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Click behaving

yes it is very click orientated. If you like kissing butt then by all means. Regional Parks department play favorites with inexperienced kids. Be aware




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Great learning environment

Fun and exciting, best crew I’ve ever worked with. Keeps you motivated and always learning and mastering new skills. Constant training and excellent workout program. Team environment is exceptional
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Enjoyable Position

Being a temporary social housing clerk I learned more than just what my positioned entailed and that is what lead to me to follow a career in Social Services.
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As written below.

A varied array of personnel types to supervise. Competency education is an important factor for everyone. i.e. numerous upgrades and education were always extropolated to each and every crew member. Upper management was very open to ideas from all members and acted upon. Most sites offered an onsite fitness facility for everyones' enjoyment through a monthly membership.
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Progress at the speed of government

All in all, Metro Vancouver is a great place to work if you are straight out of school and have no other experience or are at the end of your career and just need a quiet place to hang out until the end. Not much opportunity for advancement of any kind; not for the ambitious types, to be certain.
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Great company to work for.

Great place to work. Very safety oriented company. Lots of safety training courses they send you to. Great people to work with too. I would go back in a heart beat.
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flexable hours

these was an opportunity to have flexible hours, this came to an end with new CAO. Besides that Metro Vancouver is a good place to work. I must use my own car for work related travel when other professionals have a company car. A bit unfair but i am compensated for fuel.
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not fun to work with unknowing supervisors & managers

3 levels of management are all Chinese Canadians. Work in an environment of fear of the Supervisors always looking for your output and blaming you for things they are responsible.
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Based on 46 reviews

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

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