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BC Hydro Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2019

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Found 173 reviews

3.9
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76%
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67%
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Jessica McDonald
37 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Political influence on management decision making(in 8 reviews)

  • "A lot of red tape, high volume of work, constant competing priorities between departments(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Company Overview"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at BC Hydro full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Flexible work schedule and defined pension plan.

      Cons

      No bonuses and slow processes.

      BC Hydro2019-06-05
    • "Great company"

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        Current Employee - Civil Engineer 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

        Pros

        Work life balance is great

        Cons

        Beurocracy is way too much

        Advice to Management

        Less beurocracy

        BC Hydro2019-06-01
      • "Great benefits hard management style"

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        Current Employee - Machinist 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Benefits are decent. Work life balance. Job is fairly stressless

        Cons

        There is no collaboration between groups/departments. Management is told to drink the koolaid and not question decisions made by upper management and stake holders. They cannot seam to whole heartedly follow through on a plan.

        BC Hydro2019-06-16
      • "Good Project Management Experience"

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        Current Employee - Work Program Manager 
        Recommends
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        - Good working environment - Good work life balance - Great people to work with

        Cons

        - Upper Management takes a long time to make decisions - Very bureaucratic - Difficult to move around in the company

        BC Hydro2019-06-01
      • "Great company"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

          Pros

          Great benefits and culture. Work life balance.

          Cons

          Nothing I can think of

          BC Hydro2019-05-09
        • "Electrical Co-op review"

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          Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Burnaby, BC
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at BC Hydro full-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Great people, top engineers, supervisor was very friendly and helpful, rarely anyone works over-time (for co-ops), flexible working hours and good compensation.

          Cons

          Work can be slow at times and lots of unnecessary documentation.

          Advice to Management

          N/A

          BC Hydro2019-05-08
        • "Good management, good benefits"

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          Former Employee - Retail Representative in Burnaby, BC
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at BC Hydro full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Pay, benefits, management, innovation, career growth

          Cons

          Can be slow with change, but the company seems to be modernizing in recent years.

          BC Hydro2019-05-06
        • "Admin Coordinator"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

          Pros

          Great work/life balance. Benefits. Pay. Flexibility.

          Cons

          Not enough staff in the supporting roles.

          BC Hydro2019-04-29
        • "Employee Relations"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

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

          Pros

          Good pay, time off, benefits, opportunity for advancement, training is generous, safety culture is important, employees generally take pride in their work.

          Cons

          Heavy government influence can be frustrating and disempowering. Operating in public sector reduces flexibility to move quickly and all actions under public scrutiny.

          Advice to Management

          None. Keep emphasizing Safety, never let up, care equally about contractor safety by conducting contractor audits, and recognize the difficult role of first line managers.

          BC Hydro2019-03-29
        • "Bad experience in middle management"

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          Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in Vancouver, BC
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at BC Hydro full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Great benefits - high salaries, pensions, lots of vacations.

          Cons

          Constantly changing executives and reorganizations for no real reasons (fundamentally, the electrical system hasn't changes in decades). Way too many people in middle management; not enough engineers and field workers.

          Advice to Management

          Stop reorganizing and lay off half of management.

          BC Hydro2019-04-10
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