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Vancouver, BC
1001 to 5000 employees
1961
Government
Energy
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, which operates as BC Hydro, distributes electricity to the 1.8 million residential and business customers. The province-owned utility owns more than 46,500 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and it operates hydroelectric and ... Read more

BC Hydro Reviews

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    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC
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    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.

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BC Hydro Interviews

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    Administrative Assistant II Interview

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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BC Hydro.

    Interview

    Conversational panel interview, had a list of typical HR situational type questions but they were used as more of a guideline for the flow of the conversation. BC Hydro is funny though, I've been brought in for more than once for different positions and they always end up hiring from within. I feel like they are mandated by government to at least interview someone from outside the company but very rarely do they hire from the outside.

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BC Hydro Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2010
  • Progressive Employers of Canada List, ConnectMoms, 2009

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