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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 - Senior Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vancouver, BC
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    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Average work hours
    Great team to work with
    Lots of great benefits

    Cons

    The two main offices are quite far apart, which means travelling between them for meetings is a small hassle

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BC Hydro Interviews

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    Outreach Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at BC Hydro (Vancouver, BC) in October-2009.

    Interview

    Everything was clear and easy throughout the process. the phone interview was typical- some person asking you the same questions they ask everyone else. Pretty basic process.

    The one on one interview was the problem. They got me down there to repeat some of the same questions from the phone interview and then proceeded to ask HR 101 questions and kept on scribbling on a sheet. By the time you get to the one on one interview, although I understand that it is important to ask certain staple questions, interviewers should be able to converse instead of interrogate. It was a waste of time and by the end they knew nothing about me nor did I about them. I expected more depth.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a co-worker is not pulling their weight.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better offer from another company

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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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