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Updated Jan 27, 2022

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3.6
68%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
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Ballard Power President & CEO Randall MacEwen
Randall MacEwen
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment and people(in 21 reviews)

  • "Great people, work culture and mission(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Old fashioned, low pay, too much work(in 5 reviews)

  • "Not transit accessible, Not much company culture(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      good

      Aug 18, 2020 - Pharmacy Technician in Los Angeles AFB, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good working environment and people

      Cons

      nothing that can be fixed

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      It is what you make it

      Jan 27, 2022 - Manufacturing Engineer in Burnaby, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Welcoming environment in fuel cell technology

      Cons

      Top heavy company with changing priorities

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Upside Down Company!

      Dec 21, 2021 - Engineer in Burnaby, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employees rarely get terminated for poor/lazy performance or disruptive/abusive self-promoting behaviour. If you are one of these types, you may carve out a niche for yourself here.

      Cons

      See above! There are a lot of overly aggressive/disruptive people at Ballard, with big egos and big plans, to screw-over anyone that stands in their way of domination, control, and moving up the ladder. This is an Upside-Down company, where the newest/youngest and least experienced people are allowed to dominate/control over-top of others with more experience/capability. Middle-Managers appear to be clueless to know/understand the difference between good employees and trouble-makers. There's no policing, follow-through, or accountability; thus the amount of "bad" behaviour, and number of people engaging in such, is growing exponentially. Lets face it, from the perspective of these A-holes, their tactics tend to work well for them! Good workers that dislike high levels of continuous confrontation tend to shy away from that sort of stress, thus the bad behaviour types accomplish exactly what they set out to do: Remove all opposition from their objectives towards self-serving domination/control.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good culture but questionable market adaptation

      Jan 11, 2022 - Systems Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of great people and capable tools and facilities, on-site kitchen, good teamwork and team task delegation

      Cons

      Sometimes there are pointless meetings, not the best pay for a sustainable field, but expected from a company that just managed to break even after 4 decades

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good enough

      Jan 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free lunch Industry is competitive People is nice

      Cons

      Low payment Lack of life work balance

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing Team and Job

      Dec 16, 2021 - Advanced Manufacturing Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunity to growth and DFM projects

      Cons

      Low salary and extra hours expected

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Weak management and team building based on specific nationality.

      Jan 17, 2022 - Manufacturing Technician in Burnaby, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Just have a job and better than unemployment

      Cons

      Boring and the wage is very low

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Extremely Tiring

      Jan 1, 2022 - Student in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learned a lot during my coop

      Cons

      Need to work for extra hours frequently

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good People

      Nov 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good People to work with

      Cons

      None I can say that's there.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Ballard has the "Power to Change the World" because their people are exceptional!

      Aug 17, 2021 - Director of Global Talent Acquisition in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Comprehensive training and development, flexibility, and compensation and total rewards. - Competitive Salary - Annual Ballard Bonus Plan - Benefits plan: extended health (medical & dental), short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, and employee family counseling and wellness programs - Company matching Retirement Saving program - Impact Awards - Inventor Incentive Program

      Cons

      Ballard is growing fast and there will be some growing pains along the way.

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