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"Some good people in this shop"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Developer in Victoria, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Developer in Victoria, BC (Canada)

Pros

If you're looking for a stable job, this is the place for you. There is a move within the IT department to move to fairly contemporary technologies (SOA, ESB, BPEL, etc). So, good experience is possible to get.

Management is well intentioned to improve development processes, products, and services to customers.

Cons

This is an Oracle heavy shop. If you don't like using Oracle products and tools, this is not the shop for you. This shop has a bit of a cowboy legacy which management is slowly trying to replace with more formal processes (allocating appropriate development and testing environments).

Advice to Management

Listen a little more to your people in the trenches when it comes to schedules, technological decisions, etc. (This is pretty typical for most big corporations).

Other Employee Reviews for BC Ferries

  1. "BC Ferries"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good wage, good training especially in safety

    Cons

    micro managed by to many supervisors with to little to do other than harass their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Know how to work and manage people.


  2. "Great place if you like shift work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deckhand in Swartz Bay, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Deckhand in Swartz Bay, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BC Ferries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working on boats, Good Salary if you have the qualifications, Variety, excellent training, variety of ships. Working on ships and get to home home every night!

    Cons

    Shift work, Union mentality. If you like to work some older employees get mad at you for working too hard. Takes a while to get full time at least 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way for casual workers to chose either day or night shifts instead of going back and forth.

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