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    Coop experience at Fortisbc surrey

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours and pay Friendly, layback, easy

    Cons

    Repetitive work, lack of challenges

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    Absolutely amazing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great, vacation provisions are pretty generous. Employees are treated with a high degree of respect and cooperate together well. Strong company in a industry not likely to go away or shift any-time soon.

    Cons

    Lack of telecommuting options despite technology being in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add telecommuting as one of the "perks" to the job. Have a few days set aside in training where you can review how the teams you interact with do their jobs. This might be beneficial at the 3-6 month mark so you can see how your work impacts other teams and perhaps highlight inefficiencies in current processes.

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    Great collaborative atmosphere and opportunity to learn all aspects of the utility business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  North Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in North Surrey, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    *Sincere commitment to investing in its employees
    *Extremely collaborative and positive working environment
    *A la carte style health/insurance benefits (opt out of certain features and get credit/compensation, where desired)
    *Good opportunities to learn all aspects of the utility business
    *Opportunities to shift jobs functionally or regionally within the company--across electric and gas divisions

    Cons

    *Located in Surrey, B.C. which is a stressful commute from Vancouver
    *No participation in local transportation programs or support for those who must commute long distances to get to work
    *Compensation is not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be some support for those employees who must commute long distances to get to work, ie. participate in Metro Vancouver's Translink program or provide a small subsidy for employees that carpool to work over longer distances

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  5.  

    Good utility with a stable job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forecaster
    Current Employee - Forecaster

    Pros

    Quasi monopoly so the job is quite secured. The paycheck is quite on par with other utilities. Working hours are standard except during fiing seasons.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a leap in your career, it might not be the case as in other utilities. There are typical corporate bureaucracies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility in working hours and more work/life balance are recommended. The management is good in general, although recent merging brought about some turbulence.

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    Good secure company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Surrey, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Large opportunities for advancement or transfers to positions around the company. Open and well-lit work environment. Good career/social life balance with a lot of options regarding maternity leave, vacations and employee-made events. Very secure job, typically business doesn't fluctuate too heavily. The CEO Randy Jespersen is an incredible guy. When I started I wanted to meet with him and irregardless of my lowly position, we had lunch and he shared some insightful knowledge with me.

    Cons

    A lot of people tend to work there to receive their retirement package, not a lot of motivation around you to push to the next level. Management gives you performance reviews and opportunities to advance but most people ignore it. Information can tend to get stuck in departments and not readily shared unless you know the right people in other departments. Can be too bureaucratic at times when trying to implement a creative solution to a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the workforce dynamics, and allow for more creative input from employees. Get them more involved in the financial health of the company and improve the information flow.

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