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Ballard Power CEO Randall MacEwen
Randall MacEwen
12 Ratings
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  • "Old fashioned, low pay, too much work(in 3 reviews)

  • "The main locations are had to access via transit(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Systems Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Coop in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ballard Power full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work-life balance, summer soccer tournament, great people, cool projects, internal competitions for innovation

    Cons

    slightly disorganized, painful procurement process

    Ballard Power2019-04-23
  2. "Technician Role"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ballard Power full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    good people, fun job, good work area, team leads are not always pushing you so you do a better job with your work without the added unnecessary pressure.

    Cons

    Need help in organization, too much politics (typical of a big company), parts are always late, and salary could be improved

    Ballard Power2019-04-05
  3. "Good company overall but culture could improve"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ballard Power full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, great location, some really good and smart people

    Cons

    Sometimes overworked, lack of cohesive company culture, political at times, people are not proud to work here

    Advice to Management

    Look to other tech companies to see how the culture can be improved

    Ballard Power2019-04-01
  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ballard Power full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Nice working environment, people very respectful.

    Cons

    Politics play a major role in the decision making with upper management.

    Ballard Power2019-03-22
  5. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ballard Power full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and training

    Cons

    Limit growth and very basic salary.

    Ballard Power2019-03-09
  6. "Great people. Below average pay."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Ballard Power full-time

      Pros

      Interesting work. Great group of people to work with. Collaborative work environment.

      Cons

      The salaries are less than competitive.

      Ballard Power2019-02-10
    • "Excellent place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Test Engineering Co-op in Vancouver, BC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ballard Power full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great people, work culture and mission. You get to work with some of the smartest people.

      Cons

      Relatively low salaries/benefits but there is an improvement from previous years

      Ballard Power2018-12-07
    • "Coop Student Test Engineer"

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

      I worked at Ballard Power full-time

      Pros

      Nice People, decent work culture

      Cons

      Tedious Work Little guidance Poor work environment

      Ballard Power2018-08-14
    • "Good Employer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Ballard Power

      Pros

      - friendly and professional employees - autonomy - opportunity for growth

      Cons

      Can't think of anything bad to say

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

      Ballard Power2018-06-06
    • "Friendly Bunch"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Ballard Power full-time

      Pros

      Everyone is very friendly. Lots to learn, just don't be afraid to ask.

      Cons

      Building was shared with AFCC which did some of the same stuff, so had to keep quiet.

      Ballard Power2018-04-30
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