This is what it's like to work at Pacific Blue Cross (and here's how to apply)

Nov 16 2018, 2:25 am

If you had the option to transition into a new role this year, would you do it?

Here’s the thing: You can. If you’re seeking change, chances are you’re unhappy about one or more elements of your current job situation. Perhaps you feel ready to advance in your career, but the opportunity to do so doesn’t exist where you are.

Don’t worry, there are plenty of opportunities waiting for you at Pacific Blue Cross. And working here is a healthy career move because this health benefits organization supports the well-being of its employees with a world-class benefits package and healthy work environment. Pacific Blue Cross wants to improve the health and well-being of British Columbia, and that includes you.

If you’re passionate about making a difference, here’s why you’ll want to apply for a position with BC’s number one health benefits provider.

Work for an organization that gives back

Pacific Blue Cross provides affordable access to the best possible health care. At present, they provide health, dental, life, disability and travel coverage, to one in three people in BC. Pacific Blue Cross plans provide access to pharmacy, dental, chiropractors, counselling, physio, massage, naturopaths, acupuncture, and vision, among other services.

And the organization gives back, too. Since its inception in 2012, the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation has contributed funding to more than 150 organizations across the province dedicated to improving outcomes in the areas of chronic disease and mental illness, with a contribution total of more than $2 million to date.

They also cover travel health insurance costs for Children’s Wish Foundation kids with life-threatening conditions (and their families) whose wishes involve travel outside Canada.

Opportunities for career progression

When you work at Pacific Blue Cross, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to advance in your career as you grow with the company. And Kennet Lui can explain why.

Lui began working at Pacific Blue Cross 17 years ago and has progressed from short-term contracts to a permanent Pacific Blue Cross position as a clerk, and from there he took both internal and external leadership courses which helped him move up the ranks. Today, Lui is the Manager of Group Services for the Burnaby-based health benefits provider, supervising 60 other employees.

Kennet Lui/Pacific Blue Cross

Even as a mailroom contract employee, Kennet was treated with respect and encouragement. “It’s a big organization, but everyone wants to help each other out so we can all succeed,” says Lui.

Enjoy employee perks

As a Pacific Blue Cross employee, you’ll benefit from flexible work schedules that support a healthy work/life balance. Plus, you can dress casually so you’re comfortable while you work at your height adjustable desk (Pacific Blue Cross supplies ergonomic stand-up/sit-down desks to all employees.).

The organization offers educational allowances to support your career development and provides post-secondary scholarships for employees’ children.

Pacific Blue Cross also provides employees with a $100 yearly sponsorship to participate in charity events or help kickstart a fundraising activity. They hold a Staff Appreciation Day and honour long-service employees through their Long Service Dinner and Award Ceremony. The company also supports employees by providing them with a Learning Lounge that offers educational resources, and an online Learning Hub to take advantage of training courses.

Pursue your passion with a BC Top Employer

In 2017, Pacific Blue Cross was named a BC Top Employer. That’s because every single employee is supported both professionally and personally. The company’s commitment to staff health includes having a gym onsite, a cafeteria that offers healthy eating options, plus health and wellness programs like lunchtime meditation and yoga that focus on physical and mental health.

You’ll be part of a diverse workforce at Pacific Blue Cross. The executive team consists of 50% women and in 2015, Pacific Blue Cross signed the Minerva Pledge for Diversity to commit to gender inclusion and advancement. The company educates and celebrates diversity and inclusion through monthly campaigns and an active Diversity Committee. They also have gender-neutral restrooms and culturally diverse meals served in the cafeteria.

Work for an organization that’s future-focused

Pacific Blue Cross is committed to environmental responsibility that encompasses sustainability practice in the management of greenhouse gas emissions. And they have reduced their waste by two-thirds with their Zero Waste Program.

If you’re interested in a bright future pursuing your healthy career with Pacific Blue Cross, apply for a position here.

The organization will be popping up at four career fairs this winter where you can stop by and learn more about working for BC’s number one health benefits provider.

  • UBC Technical Career Fair on January 31, 2019
  • BCIT Industry Day on January 23, 2019
  • SFU’s The Mini Big Fair on February 26, 2019
  • UBC Spring Job Fair on February 28, 2019

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