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BC Hydro Reviews

Updated August 4, 2018
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  • "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)

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  1. "Excellent work culture. Easy atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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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


  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. "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.


  4. "Very good employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and respectful environment

    Cons

    Longer time required to achieve career goal


  5. "People work here to retire one day with Pension"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BC Hydro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Vacation and Work Flexibility

    Cons

    Too much politics
    Not a good place for young people
    There is no defined Growth Plan and even the proper existence of HR
    BC Hydro is rated a top place to work since there are not too many places to work in BC
    Diversity is only at the lower ranks in the organization

    Advice to Management

    Start managing downwards (since the focus is to manage the people on the top) and stop using buzz words to get around the organization.


  6. "Engineer 2"

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    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.


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    "English"

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    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

  8. "Average"

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    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


  9. "Review"

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    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


  10. "System Analsyt"

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    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


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