ICBC (Canada) Employee Reviews about "unionized"

Updated Mar 3, 2020

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ICBC (Canada) President and CEO Nicolas Jimenez (no image)
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85 Ratings
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  • "ICBC is a unionized organization, so pay is not on par with the market(in 11 reviews)

  • "Office politics, no oversight of management(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Fair"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unionized. Manage yourself. Work from home.

    Cons

    Lack of information at times

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Run."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjuster 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICBC (Canada) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to use as a stepping stone. Not the best place for a lot of people to build a long term career. Time off. If you have a degree, good chances of advancement. Also, if you're well networked and well liked, opportunities for advancement will come easier. You will find at least 1 decent person to work with. Even make some life long friends. When the work gets dreary, you will have your coworkers to lean on.

    Cons

    - First off, ICBC will ask new hires to leave a review on glassdoor, so that's part of the reason why the ratings are so high on here. - Training is subpar. Did not prepare anyone for the job. Everything that we learned about the role, we learned on the job. Instructors weren't well informed about the role and some didn't know how to use the claims software. - Lots of horrible managers that lack people management skills. The union gets tons of complaints about management. Yet Complaining about them doesn't change a damn thing. - micromanagment and unrealistic goals. - will hire someone with seniority over someone with experience. - will hire an external with a degree over an internal in the corp that has experience. - poor internal hiring process - high turnover due to stress, high workloads, and crappy management - lots of people take stress leaves because of high workloads , workplace bullying and work stress - you can suck at your job, so can your teammates. Hell. Your manager can be clueless/useless and no disciplinary action will ever be taken. - Salary.... Whatever they tell you it is, take off an extra 800-1000$ from your biweekly paycheque. Those are the deductions ( LTD, pension, union dues etc) that you will pay. - Vacation... Depending on the role, you can forget about it. If you're new, you will be outbidded by those with seniority and will not get a whole week off. Let alone xmas or summer. - management isn't unionized. So there is a management Vs. unionized employee dynamic in the office. Unionized employees have a general distrust of management and management is very careful about how they behave around unionized employees. This dynamic can be a bit odd and tense at times. - I am not sure how these people end up in these roles, but ICBC has a habit of hiring people who have minimal computer skills for roles that require cpu use for 8 hours a day.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "ICBC - a good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Claims Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Pension and Benefits Dedicated and Hardworking Teams Opportunities for growth, lots of transition happening.

    Cons

    Large Organization - can be top down management Unionized Staff - can be more difficult to deal with

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Claims Support Assistant"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - CSA in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -being unionized, job security, free parking

    Cons

    - You need a degree to get promoted for most positions so many staff who don’t have one, just don’t care about their work. High turnover because of this, lack of motivation. - Terrible hourly pay. Barely would touch the cost of living allowance. - Lack of respect for admin in this company. They focus more on the Adjusters & Claim Examiners so we have almost no training or diverse type of work. This Corp gives nothing: can’t leave a few min early, you’re only allowed 3 sick occurrences per year (be off sick at 3 different times). We sit a lot, high stress and not even allowed to do yoga in our office due to risk.

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    "People hang on for the pension"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ICBC (Canada) part-time

    Pros

    Pension and benefits Good training Great employees

    Cons

    Highly unionized environment with no reward for good work Almost impossible to get time off when needed unless you are a the top of seniority Shift bids every 4-6 months are stressful and disruptive to life

  6. "HR Generalist"

    3.0
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    Former Intern - Human Resources Generalist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICBC (Canada) for less than a year

    Pros

    good benefits people hours work life balance salary

    Cons

    unstable transitioning unionized limited promotions bad managment

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good crown corp in need of a business transformation"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time

    Pros

    Good people Respectful workplace Good opportunities within

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy Unionized environment Salary fully disclosed

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Mediocre work environment for IT"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICBC (Canada) full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed pace, good job security in unionized jobs, good benefits, vacation and hours, central locations in vancouver and victoria

    Cons

    Below-market salary, fearful management culture, weak technology leadership, behind-the-times technologies, processes and tools, glass ceiling between management and workforce.

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    "Micro managed to death"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surrey, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICBC (Canada) part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Regular pay cheque Unionized

    Cons

    Some managers/coaches treat rank and file employees with contempt. Micro Managed environment/BIG Brother attitude, every second is monitored. No room for people with creativity or initiative. It's a good thing they have a union, it appears some managers feel the code of ethics are not meant for them. Experienced: Dishonesty, Disrespect, Condescending mannerism, demeaning comments, sarcasm and age discrimination.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Client Computing Analyst III"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ICBC (Canada) full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent Benefits - "Time Off" Days - Decent amount of vacation - Decent working environment - Challenging work, but dependent on role/deparment

    Cons

    - ICBC is a unionized organization, so pay is not on par with the market - Lower level management is not very creative, just following orders from above

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