BC Ferries Reviews

Updated Apr 25, 2020

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3.8
78%
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BC Ferries President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Collins (no image)
Mark Collins
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and benefits are included(in 20 reviews)

  • "Great people and company that support millions of travellers a year(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Its more of a shift work and times may vary(in 11 reviews)

  • "On call to start, but as you build seniority you get more and more scheduled shifts and less on call work as casual(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great job to get loads of experience and exposure"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Ferries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Lots of experience to be had -You won't stay in one position for a long time -Decent pay -Good work life balance -Staff are knowledgeable

    Cons

    -Contract/term basis, can be a challenge to get a permanent -Not many benefits for term ewmployee

    BC Ferries2020-02-22
  2. "Chill working environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Terminal Attendant in Delta, BC

    I worked at BC Ferries part-time

    Pros

    Fresh air, beautiful water view, great co-workers

    Cons

    being on-call makes it hard to hold a second job or have a regular paycheck if you have a family

    BC Ferries2020-04-25
  3. "Ferries working"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marine Officer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BC Ferries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Regular work good benefits mini locations

    Cons

    Lots of Nepotism, too many politics, drama

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    BC Ferries2020-03-30
  4. "BC ferries review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Bella Bella, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Ferries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Highly professional company and good wages.

    Cons

    Not many cons for working in this company.

    BC Ferries2020-01-14
  5. "Pricing and Inventory Strategies"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Revenue Management in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Ferries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and company that support millions of travellers a year.

    Cons

    Heavily regulated by the provincial government.

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    BC Ferries2019-12-18
  6. "Currently employed as a deckhand"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deckhand/Bridge Watchman 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Ferries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pension, benefits, very stable employment after the casual phase

    Cons

    On call employment, seniority it king above skills and experience

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    BC Ferries2019-11-27
  7. "Great company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSA in Tsawwassen, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BC Ferries part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was an amazing experience, Great hands on training always learning, nothing but love and support from crew and stewards ! Best job!!

    Cons

    On Call 24/7 Winter no shifts, hard to plan a life outside of work

    BC Ferries2019-11-25
  8. "BC Ferries undermines the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by its abuse against minorities."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BC Ferries full-time

    Pros

    Nothing to say about pros

    Cons

    Over the past 12 months authorities in BC have witnessed a surge of complaints against BC Ferries for discrimination and racism by BC Ferries staff. Various communities across the province have voiced their concern over the apparent different way BC Ferries interacts with people based on their look or background. “It is seriously troubling,” said one victim from Nanaimo, “The Trump effect seems to have gotten way over BC Ferries heads and they are violating our rights as citizens with their aggressive behavior towards people of immigrant background.” One man of indigenous background says he was threatened with a K9 dog and aggressively kicked out of the terminal for smoking a vape while a caucasian male was only given a warning not to smoke when he was smoking a vape. “They are treating us differently,” said the woman "and I hope someone does something about it soon, this is just not right and it is not what Canada is all about.” BC Ferries said every case is treated differently and declined to comment on the specific cases mentioned above.

    BC Ferries2019-12-25
  9. "Managing challenging personalities in heavily unionized environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Ferries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, government pension

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, frustrating lack of productive staff

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    BC Ferries2019-11-19
  10. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Ferries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well compensated, Fairly Treated, Excellent work environment

    Cons

    Slow moving company, Office Politics, A lot of long-term employees who only know the 'ferries' way of doing things.

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    BC Ferries2019-11-18
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