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Vancouver, BC
1001 to 5000 employees
1961
Government
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$2 to $5 billion (CAD) 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

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vancouver, BC
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - very flexible work time
    - excellent benefits
    - good av time

    Cons

    - promotion is not easy
    - salary is good but not great
    - sometimes it is very stressful

    Advice to Management

    try to work on removing the salary freeze on engineers. try to create more fair process in hiring and promotions

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BC Hydro Photos

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BC Hydro Interviews

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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at BC Hydro (Burnaby, BC) in July-2017.

    Interview

    Had a 30 min phone interview in July for the fall term position. Received an email from one of their recuriter and setup a conference call meeting. No unexpected questions. Mostly behavior based and reasons why applied.

    Interview Questions

    • She listed BC Hydro's value and asked me which value I consider the most important and why.   Answer Question
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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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