FortisBC Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
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  1. Great learning experience, but no accountability

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Surrey, BC (Canada)

    I worked at FortisBC as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Started off as part-time and was very flexible
    - learnt a lot working with other departments
    - at an entry level position, it set the bar quite high in terms of compensation and benefits and made it a bit more difficult to leave

    Cons

    - limited room for growth in some departments
    - repetitive tasks
    - too much gossip between departments
    - management can play favourites
    - no accountability, everyone plays the 'wasn't me' game

  2. Great experience. Great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FortisBC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company. A lot of training.

    Cons

    You need to brown nose people a lot

  3. Repetitive work

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    Former Employee - Designer in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Designer in Surrey, BC (Canada)

    I worked at FortisBC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Salary and working conditions

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism for job selections. Management panders to customers

    Advice to Management

    Believe your employees. Not enough computer training.

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  5. Overall average at best.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FortisBC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits for employees are very good. Employees in the company were nice and amiable. Strong customer oriented focus which for a utility company is a good value to have and something the company stressed.

    Cons

    Regulated business so its very cost conscious which can be a problem. Work environment was somewhat stressful and disorganized. Upper management was aloof.

  6. Needs work....

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    Current Employee - Tradesman
    Current Employee - Tradesman

    I have been working at FortisBC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair wages and benefits
    Good safety program
    Great coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of respect for unionized employees - use workers as pawns during negotiations
    Minimal opportunities to better one's self
    Poor management skills set creates workplace dissension

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and reasonable...respect employees and listen to them......they are told they are the #1asset -. Give them the opportunity /resources to prove it!

  7. Regulatory Affairs Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FortisBC

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy access to Executives and CEO

    Cons

    Limited career development opportunities
    Little focus on individual development

  8. Started off great but recently has started to go down hill

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FortisBC

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, competitive salary, location

    Cons

    Promotions within can be unfair at times, hard to get the recognition one deserves.

  9. Nice place, Good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kelowna, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at FortisBC

    Pros

    Kelowna and the southern part of BC is a nice place to live.
    Electric and gas utilities make for secure employment
    The company pays an good salary if you don't consider Alberta

    Cons

    Engineers should be able to participate in field work and get more hands on opertunities. It is difficult to find opertunities to get out of the office.
    frequent changes to management and reporting structure

    Advice to Management

    A better mentoring program would be helpful, the EIT program could provide more support for goal setting and comunication about expectations and improvements. It has been difficult to get recommendations for improvements even when requested.
    Limited opertunity to be involved in field work or participate in tasks other than sitting in front of a computer screen - it would be nice to learn in the field as well..

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