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BC Hydro Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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  • "Decision making high in organization with insufficient delegation" (in 8 reviews)

  • "A lot of red tape, high volume of work, constant competing priorities between departments" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent work culture. Easy atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "politics at the top"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - good benefits!!!
    - vacation vacation vacation

    Cons

    - play favourites
    - layoffs
    - union

    Advice to Management

    - a lot of politics in the M&P level
    - no motivation for people to work in COPE.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Strong CEO (Chris) , great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    CEO driving transparency across organization
    Great employees (crews, specialists etc) who keep our lights on
    Fantastic safety culture

    Cons

    Slow decision making time (muggy procedures)
    Very difficult to get rid of unsuitable employees, which leads to bottlenecks and ineffectiveness
    A mix of fantastic managers and very poor managers - depending on which team. Lots of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of those that manage up very well only but do not manage down well at all
    Be willing to take more risks and expect more out of employees who are underperforming


  4. "BC Hydro is great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for. Benefits are good, lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up without seniority


  5. "Not the best pay in the industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Vacation, pension, benefits, time off, flex days

    Cons

    Wage has fallen behind in the last 10 years.


  6. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    -Loads of time off
    -Get benefits
    -Flexible hours
    -Can work from home
    -Approachable, friendly managers

    Cons

    High work load (probably due to the nature of Hydro being a Crown company).


  7. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation amount at commencement

    Cons

    salaries of long term employees fall behind new hires at same level

  8. "BC Hydro"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and large company

    Cons

    Things can move quite slow


  9. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice people, nice building, nice area

    Cons

    can't think of any sorry


  10. "Engineering Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BC Hydro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great folks to work with, good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    One shareholder (BC Government), that does not always seek details of how important this business is to all ratepayers before making deep, unilateral, staffing reductions.


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