BC Hydro
3.2 of 5 52 reviews
www.bchydro.com Vancouver, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

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A person really has to watch their back, and the lack of brotherhood with both the Union and with the Company is poor.

Winder Electrician (Former Employee)
North Surrey, BC (Canada)

I worked at BC Hydro

ProsThey have adequate training for what is needed and are very safety conscious, the pension I understand is very good and when the overtime comes it is hard work but worth the double time. Some experience is gained by good work habits and credibility, merit is their key to promotion.

ConsSome people are hard to get along with, you really need to watch your back and focus on the work, if you aren't careful the company will make an example (fair or not) of you. Knowing the right people and getting along with the others goes a long way, merit isn't the only credential to positive movement. If the company were to encourage more specific training in regards to specific fields, that would be an asset, but often specialized training is given to only a percious few who...again know the right people to talk too.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore equitable treatment of employees, remove the segregation of the regulars vs. the full time temps, and possibly a little more understanding on all sides would go a long way to making things better for everyone.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lacks a Motivating Environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BC Hydro


Pros: - job security - benefits - offices are nice - overall people are… Cons: - typical top down management style - lack of leadership and ability to communicate vision - accountability is touted as one of the corporate values… Advice to Senior Management: - Do not hire "managers" - recruit leaders with vision at all levels. - Look at re-organizing factions of the company in order to foster teamwork,… More

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Mediocre at best

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BC Hydro


Pros: Extensive flexible benefits package Defined benefit pension plan All job opportunities are posted internally first, and 90% are filled… Cons: Lack of business focus and drive - decisions are political rather than focusing on the product that brings in the revenue and take far too… Advice to Senior Management: Simplify the organization structure, processes, and endless paperwork Focus resources on the areas that produce the revenue Hire outside expertis… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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