BC Hydro Reviews

Updated May 17, 2020

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4.0
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BC Hydro President & CEO Jessica McDonald (no image)
Jessica McDonald
46 Ratings
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  • "As with any big organization they do have a lot of red tape in certain areas(in 8 reviews)

  • "Political influence on management decision making(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent work culture. Easy atmosphere"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Power Line Technician, Metro Coastal Transmission in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BC Hydro

    Pros

    good work life balance. Open opportunities

    Cons

    complex hierarchy, difficult promotions, salary can be better

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    BC Hydro2014-12-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "be cautious"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    higher salary and retirement plan

    Cons

    I unluckily got in a team with strong hierarchy structure and political environment, micro management, verbal bully and insult of new people (through belittling your work is in front of rest the team, and disrespectful personal judge (directly from the management level)), low efficiency and skill sets are far off the major market trend.

    BC Hydro2019-03-04
  3. "politics at the top"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - good benefits!!! - vacation vacation vacation

    Cons

    - play favourites - layoffs - union

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    BC Hydro2014-04-08
  4. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    great place to work, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    long hours, unproductive process and repetitive process

    BC Hydro2020-05-17
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Positive"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Indigenous Relations - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bc hydro is a great company to work for. The Indigenous relations team of approximately 65 people is fun and dynamic.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and clicky. New ideas are often stifled by old ways and popular viewpoints expressed mainly by long-term employees. Very difficult to change practices to allow for modernization of processes and view points.

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    BC Hydro2020-04-02
  6. "best crown co-op to work with"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Service Represenattive in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    super helpful and nice people

    Cons

    in downtown vancouver so a lil far

    BC Hydro2020-04-01
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BC Hydro full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun work environment and large projects

    Cons

    Some people are weird but i guess every job will have them

    BC Hydro2020-01-23
  8. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Powerline Technician 

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits too

    Cons

    Sometimes bad hours. Sometimes poor conditions

    BC Hydro2020-01-24
  9. "BC Hydro - Engineer"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BC Hydro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, short hours of work

    Cons

    Slow career progress and limited promotion opportunities

    BC Hydro2020-01-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here - stay far away"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Security Analyst in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BC Hydro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent co-workers depending on person.

    Cons

    Filled with politics and lots of incompetent managers and senior staff who have no business working in IT. Several toxic employees who utilize office politics rather than skill and competency to obtain their positions and salary.

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    BC Hydro2020-02-10
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