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I worked at Ballard Power as a contractor (Less than a year)RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
I worked there less than a year and very much enjoyed. The breath of work, talent and people are all very nice and enjoyable. There is training available, but it is not for any of the contractors, so be wary of it. Burnaby is a beautiful city, but it has its share of ups and down.
The funding is somewhat fragile and the customers do not know what they want. They come to Ballard and ask for stuff that is either very simplistic or incredibly difficult in the time and budget constraints. There could be and there is layoffs at any point at any time.
Advice to Management
Normalize your funding, your work load and risk. This company has a very singular product and if you push your talent away, you will have to take LARGE amounts of time to recover. Be intelligent and listen to the people you hire.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Ballard Power.
Was interviewed one on one, Questions were based on experience and ability to work in a team environment and as well as an individual. Was a friendly interview and work ethic was a factor. Interviewer was very thorough and asked many questions on work ethic, previous skill and assets, education and certifications.
- What can you bring to this job and how do manage stress. Answer Question
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