WorkSafeBC Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 19, 2020

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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. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Administrative 

    I worked at WorkSafeBC

    Pros

    Benefits & compensation, work/life balance

    Cons

    hiring based on seniority hours

  2. "Excellent employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retired in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time

    Pros

    Promotes work / life balance

    Cons

    Restrictive work within the policy


  3. "Kind people and work-life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Assistant in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WorkSafeBC for less than a year

    Pros

    Kind, hardworking people in each and every department. Chill and relaxed but you can showcase your talents if you have that desire. Great place to work if you accumulate seniority. Job security + work-life balance for sure. Unionized - so depends if you enjoy that type of environment.

    Cons

    Cons of being a well-oiled machine for processes = lengthier wait times for decision-making. Sometimes, too laid-back environment but you can choose to work hard and you will get recognized for it. If you are looking for a more fast-paced environment, maybe not so much here. Benefits are good for FT employees. None for contract employees.

  4. "Productive and Fun"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of team activities for team building events. They care about their employees. Excellent work life balance and benefits Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Can get caught up in processes and approvals,slowing delivery.

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    "Good for skills development, terrible for career advancement"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time

    Pros

    Quality of the work itself was excellent. I was always busy and happy to perform my job. You will pick up considerable skills and develop them. Benefits are excellent as is the pension, but given the recent recession, their investments have tanked and may affect those retiring this year. Work-life balance is generally very good but some people are known to put in 12 hour days as well. Facilities were also excellent (gym, cafeteria).

    Cons

    There are very few opportunities for advancement here. Employer is known to grossly underpay their staff, even at the management level and up , and yes it's low even for a public sector employer. Just look at the salary database online or ask them for a copy, salaries are a matter of public record. People go for job security, to learn and to serve the public and the greater community. They are known for dropping their employees without warning ,even if all of their past reviews have been great, and there were no performance issues communicated to the employee. There is a meeting room near the entrance where they conduct all of the employee dismissals. It has a cruel nickname known to internal staff which I won't repeat here (and I'm surprised no one has told the media yet). They talk about values but people are often hostile and disrespectful This is especially those on the union side, who will not respond or help out during an emergency because "that's not part of my job description". A lot of women I know who are experts at their jobs are often talked down to by some of the men there, a few of whom like to call them "little lady", which is insulting and sexist, and yet no one does anything to call them out despite the company's endless self-congratulatory cheerleading about their diverse work force. They tell people to stay in their lane. I.e. if you apply for a job you are sometimes told despite your experience that you won't advance, unless you get a different degree. They know what they want and guess what, sometimes even if you've been there a while and know the ropes and have the qualifications, they still do not want you.

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  6. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Business Analyst in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is really good

    Cons

    Salary is low and promotions take long

  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Coordinator 
    Recommends

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great benefits - Work-life balance - Reasonable pay - Workload is good

    Cons

    - Slow to change - Red tape in certain areas

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  8. "Supportive and Collaborative Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WorkSafeBC for less than a year

    Pros

    - In my experience, the managers and fellow team members are supportive, collaborative and make an effort to listen and work with you on making a positive difference in your career, in the community and for the organization - its a win-win-win. Other perks include: - Remote work opps, work/life balance , flexibility, great pay and benefits makes going to work rewarding. - There is a campus feel to the Richmond office that reminds me of university days. A coffee shop, a cafeteria which very reasonably priced food options and an onsite gym are a few of the perks of coming into the office. There is plenty of seating and collaborative spaces designed that makes meetings productive as well. - The location is very convenient to transit and major highways

    Cons

    - There are a lot of systems and processes in place that you have to work with ( typical of public sector organization) so changes don't happen overnight but management is very receptive if you can build a solid case.

    WorkSafeBC Response

    October 15, 2019Social Media Marketing

    Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and are happy to share it with the team. It's great to hear about your experience here at WorkSafeBC. Our team consistently brings our core values to life each and every day in all they do. To read your feedback and learn that our efforts are translating into a more positive experience for you, shows us that by working together, we are all making a positive difference in the workplace. Thank you.

  9. "Great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WorkSafeBC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of benefits. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move up.

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