- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Fortis (Canada)Pros
1. Well known company in NL
2. Better benefit packages - Health, dental, RRSPs - can also snag some perks like tickets to hockey game or concert depending on division you're in
3. Really great people to work with - nice and for the most part good at their jobCons
1. Low pay - especially low compared to other industries that are not oil & gas
2. Long hours - Don't be shocked to be constantly putting in 50-60 hours a week depending on position and division you're in
3. High turnover - This goes with 1 and 2
4. Advancement Opportunities - There are some advancement opportunities but internals don't get first consideration...dont be surprised if someone below you becomes your superior in a year while you're left stuck.
5. Management - It's hit or miss--Some of them are smart and good at their job....others will be leaving you scrathing your head wondering what were they thinking. It goes with any place reallyAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Start raising pay across the board and create more positions which will allow people to do their jobs well and not be stressed out. Guarantee that this will almost kill the turnover in the companyNo opinion of CEO
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Fortis wields power. The group has holdings in 10 companies, primarily regulated electricity and gas distributors, serving about 2 million customers. Its Terasen unit is the major natural gas distribution utility in British Columbia and serves approximately 940,000 customers. Newfoundland Power utility distributes electricity to 240,000 people, while Maritime Electric serves customers on Prince Edward Island. FortisOntario serves parts of Ontario, and FortisAlberta distributes electricity to 480,000 customers in Alberta. Fortis also operates hydroelectric plants and hotels.