WorkSafeBC Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Sep 7, 2019

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  • "Volume of work is high and fast paced(in 4 reviews)

  • "Those staff that do slack off essentially take advantage of the union environment(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "WorkSafeBC is a great employer and a fantastic place to work."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good people and very talented. WorkSafeBC also has a very good benefits package - which makes it even more compelling for prospective candidates.

    Cons

    Sometimes things may move slower than private organizations. Sometimes having all attendees present for a meeting even after they accept can be quite challenging. Primarily because attendees accept multiple meetings for the same meeting time. This delays contribution and decisions.

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  2. Helpful (8)

    "It's Time to Adapt to Current Times, WSBC"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employer Service Representative 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC full-time

    Pros

    Decent for most positions (although some are very underpaid and some very overpaid for what they do), good benefits and pension, union protectionism (apparently - although the union is powerless when it comes to many issues), head office has massage therapist, physio, fitness classes and a gym on site, interesting work especially on the claims side if you enjoy policy, opportunities for team manager are easier to get to than others if you have previous relevant experience, are extroverted and know how to talk the talk and walk the walk (you can be a highschool dropout and not very bright otherwise).

    Cons

    High level of micromanagement, success is measured by stats/speed as opposed to quality which no one internally appreciates, extremely high workload, office politics, backwards mentality (no e-mail correspondence but rather fax (reminder: we are almost in the year 2020 here!), people who are not necessarily knowledgeable, have no or little education but were lucky/cheated on testing are moving up while those who are well educated, hard working and competent but either lack experience or find it impossible to pass the crazy testing and subjective interviewing are stuck in low paying clerical jobs, telecommuting has not been a popular option (again, 2020 here and most of these jobs can be done from home very easily and more efficiently with way fewer distractions), dealing with the public in most departments is very stressful especially on the claims and employer side as both workers and employers can be very abusive and disrespectful .

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  3. "Great"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Volume of work is high and fast paced

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Office Assistant III"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, relaxed work environment, some opportunities for advancement through internal job postings, however, winning the positions can still be difficult because you need to have the necessary skills. There isn't an automatic pass just because you are an internal applicant, good work-life balance, good if you have a family

    Cons

    Lack of challenge in work, repetitive tasks, somewhat lack of excellence in work, may become bored if you are single and young

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  5. "ASSESSMENTS"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, vacation and ETO days are a bonus, good benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to move to other positions in the company,

  6. Helpful (11)

    "Not as safe as it appears"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    WorkSafe BC offers really good benefits, better than most of the public sector organizations not to mention the private sector.

    Cons

    Risk-adverse and stale environment with lots of people disengaged and working for their pension. It's worse in the IT division where its inability to keep up with technology changes leads to various attempts to outsource.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place - a little boring"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC

    Pros

    Great people Good benefits Easily get time off Okay pay Easy days On-site gym and massage

    Cons

    Boring work Scope of job is small because of union Seniority over skills - not ideal for college grads

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Humiliating"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Low turnover and difficult to advance.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed feelings"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, company perks, work stability

    Cons

    Highly political environment Group polarization Poor management - lacking proper communication and support Employees not able to move around and be promoted within company

  10. "Challenging work, supportive management, great colleagues"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Business Analyst in Richmond, BC
    Recommends

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging variety of projects; good benefits plan; professional development opportunities; excellent work-life balance; excellent leave program; great fitness facilities; good parking; supportive management; flexible hours; staff are passionate about what they do

    Cons

    Some of the areas are "silos" and communication between departments is not always good; most positions are union (including Business Analysts and Project Managers) which limits opportunities for movement and promotion

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