BC Hydro Reviews

59 Reviews
3.3
59 Reviews
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BC Hydro President & CEO Charles Reid
Charles Reid
15 Ratings
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    Complex and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Aboriginal Relations Coordinator  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Aboriginal Relations Coordinator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at BC Hydro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I learned so much about the utility industry, it was an amaxing experience. The benefits are good, however the benefit package has changed since I was there.

    Cons

    The comapny did a really good job of defiing who it was and what its polcies are; however I felt like my manager did not emulate those values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend that the company do more to support and educate its managers with respect to HR policies and work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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BC Hydro Interviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
Updated Apr 2, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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5%

Interview Difficulty

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    Engineer In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at BC Hydro in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial required a phone interview with HR which went smoothly. Interviews with staff typically included 3-5 people.

    Interview Questions
    • HR was heavy on behavioural interviewing which was not fun   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The time between interview and offer was ridiculous, six months from initial phone interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

BC Hydro Awards & Accolades

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Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2010
Progressive Employers of Canada List, ConnectMoms, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.bchydro.com
Headquarters Vancouver, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, which operates as BC Hydro, distributes electricity to the 1.8 million residential and business customers. The province-owned utility owns more than 46,500 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and it operates hydroelectric and fossil-fueled power plants about 11,350 MW of generating capacity. Subsidiary Powerex markets and trades energy throughout North America. To increase efficiencies in green power production, in 2010 BC Hydro consolidated its transmission operations with those of the province-owned British Columbia... More

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