BC Hydro Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2021

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63 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work-life balance, decent pay, great community(in 51 reviews)

  • "On the job training, good benefits(in 39 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Red tape, conflicting priorities, lack of follow through and mixed messaging(in 9 reviews)

  • "Slow decision making time (muggy procedures)(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good company with very good benefits

      May 13, 2021 - Junior Geotechnical Engineer in Burnaby, BC
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      Pros

      Employees are smart and know what they are doing

      Cons

      Large corporations move slow and BC Hydro is no exception

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      When things are good they're good, when things are bad they're horrific.

      Jun 2, 2021 - Project Engineer in Castlegar, BC
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      Pros

      Company provides PPE. 7.5hr work days.

      Cons

      If something bad happens, don't expect it to be adequately addressed. Rather, expect to receive promises of help that aren't delivered on, or receive 'help' that doesn't actually address the problem.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Senior procurement advisor

      May 3, 2021 - Senior Procurement Advisor in Burnaby, BC
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      Pros

      Gread benefits. Vacation time, dental and medical is very good.

      Cons

      Company is not very progressive. No full time work from home opportunities.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Place to work

      May 4, 2021 - Civil Engineer in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      great experience and connections made

      Cons

      location was far away from my current residence.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Excellent employer

      May 7, 2021 - Fleet Manager in Surrey, BC
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      Pros

      Diverse & progressive work opportunties

      Cons

      Limited Career development beyond existing role

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Supportive Managers who value individuals and personal growth

      Jan 19, 2021 - Property Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Supportive growth culture in that the BCH will pay for 75% of UBC's DULE program fees. Smart and trustworthy people to work with. Co-workers are supportive and will apply chat with you to help problem solve. The managers I had were extremely supportive of the team and valued our opinions. You don't run out of work. Benefits and time off are great. Great work/life balance. BCH is supportive of working from home

      Cons

      Slow to get movement on files. Slow to move up in the organization. Lots of work to do. Leasing department needs more support staff to properly support the amount of work needing to be done.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Apr 28, 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      Public service ethic is very strong amongst management and staff

      Cons

      Processes to complete almost any routine work is increasingly bureaucratic

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Awesome Team, Good energy !

      Apr 22, 2021 - Ingenieer in Burnaby, BC
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      Pros

      very good nice comapny to start

      Cons

      noithing bad all is good

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      Apr 3, 2021 - Senior Relationship Manager in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Good benefits and interesting work

      Cons

      Poor to average software systems.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      BC Hydro

      Apr 2, 2021 - Engineering Team Leader in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Great employer, collaborative corporate culture.

      Cons

      As a crown corporation, career growth can be slow

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