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Vancouver, BC (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
1961
Government
Energy
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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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 ... Read more

BC Hydro Reviews

  • "Excellent work culture. Easy atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Power Line Technician, Metro Coastal Transmission in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Power Line Technician, Metro Coastal Transmission in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance. Open opportunities

    Cons

    complex hierarchy, difficult promotions, salary can be better

    Advice to Management

    can do better

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BC Hydro Photos

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BC Hydro Interviews

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    Outreach Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at BC Hydro (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Everything was clear and easy throughout the process. the phone interview was typical- some person asking you the same questions they ask everyone else. Pretty basic process.

    The one on one interview was the problem. They got me down there to repeat some of the same questions from the phone interview and then proceeded to ask HR 101 questions and kept on scribbling on a sheet. By the time you get to the one on one interview, although I understand that it is important to ask certain staple questions, interviewers should be able to converse instead of interrogate. It was a waste of time and by the end they knew nothing about me nor did I about them. I expected more depth.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a co-worker is not pulling their weight.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better offer from another company

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BC Hydro Awards & Accolades

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

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