BC Hydro Reviews | Glassdoor

BC Hydro Reviews

Updated June 5, 2018
141 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jessica McDonald
26 Ratings

141 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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

  • "To many layers of red tape just to get simple things like parts , years of neglect is what you inherit when you work here , it's frustrating" (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Excellent work culture. Easy atmosphere"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Engineer 2"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn. Pension. Benefits. Time off. Flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    Salaries are average or worse. Little opportunity to advance unless you move around a lot. No bonuses or annual raises (or very small raises).

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiding behind the PSEC and pay your employees enough so that they want to stay and build a career at BC Hydro.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "English"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment for young people

    Cons

    It's not a problem with this unexpected letter


  5. "Average"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and personal life balance.

    Cons

    Not enough resources. Poor IT.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Important, challenging, fulfilling work on behalf of customers

    Cons

    Stressful at times for employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to front line workers


  7. "System Analsyt"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything is good. Good holidays

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Great place to work if you can tolerate a lot of bureaucracy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated, knowledgeable, professional coworkers
    Reasonable work/life balance

    Cons

    Byzantine bureaucracy
    Tyrannical safety police
    Random government interference
    Low career mobility

    Advice to Management

    Management is crushed between unmovable corporate culture and fickle government directives. Nothing they can do.


  9. "Power Smart should be more entrepreneurial!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BC Hydro (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good for technical growth but engineering work is highly procedural. Great pay, time off,

    Cons

    Has adopted herd mentality and utility thought from parent. Highly procedural. Great social pressure to agree to fit in. Meeting decisions made to disperse responsibility. Like working for the civil service.

    Advice to Management

    Direct all activities at Power Smart to reducing energy consumption.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities

    Cons

    Government needs to allow the executive team the latitude to manage.

    Advice to Management

    We need to promote more from within, we are loosing expertise in management.


Showing 141 of 168 reviews
Reset Filters