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Victoria, BC (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
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Company - Private
Transportation & Logistics
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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  • "BC Ferries is an excellent company to work for if you have what it takes."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Victoria, BC (Canada)
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    I have been working at BC Ferries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Purportedly the best benefit package in Victoria

    Good hours of operation and flexibility in work hours

    Community focused; green-focus and charitable organizations

    Endless opportunities for career path and promotion for the right person

    Terrific company to start or end ones career

    Cons

    IT Department is quite dysfunctional

    Weak leadership from directors and managers with technical knowledge but poor and/or no leadership/management/people skills

    Gender and age discrimination is very apparent; gender inequity is a hot topic

    Bullying and harassment are prohibited by BCF but seemingly tolerated within IT

    Strong and valuable consultants whisked away to comply with "no more contractors" and yet exception made for one consultant; appointed key role in the organization and yet yet to deliver anything concrete

    Lots of talk about resetting the culture however no signs of change, no communication about strategy, and no sense of urgency present.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor leadership team. Emphasize the importance of inclusion and recognition of efforts of all people and not just the chosen few.

    Take workplace respect more seriously.

    Ensure pay equity and promotion of women. Women do have a lot too bring to the table too but seem often overlooked. People in general should be seen for their motivation, experience, and skill rather than whether or not they fit into the "old boys club", "the network where the unwritten rules define the insiders and the outsiders. The standards that decide who is successful and who is not." This effects both men and women. "Don't be immediately impressed by swagger, firm handshakes, and conventional displays of confidence. If you see your employees performing well, yet are demonstrating their leadership in ways that are different than you’re used to, find out about their approach (pros and cons) instead of judging it." Jump onboard the 21st century train.

    (Thanks to Quartz.com for their insight in quotes)

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BC Ferries Interviews

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    Database Specialist Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at BC Ferries.

    Interview

    manager interview
    procedure to install and monitor a database
    create an android application for making reservations
    situational questions such as what will you do when the database on the ferry crashes
    how will you monitor the application which has database persistance
    board interview
    HR interview
    salary negotiations

    Interview Questions

    • procedure to install and monitor a database
      create an android application for making reservations
      situational questions such as what will you do when the database on the ferry crashes
      how will you monitor the application which has database persistance  
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