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BC Hydro Reviews

Updated Feb 10, 2020

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3.8
73%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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BC Hydro President & CEO Jessica McDonald (no image)
Jessica McDonald
45 Ratings
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  • "Political influence on management decision making(in 8 reviews)

  • "As with any big organization they do have a lot of red tape in certain areas(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment and large projects

    Cons

    Some people are weird but i guess every job will have them

    BC Hydro2020-01-23
  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Powerline Technician 

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits too

    Cons

    Sometimes bad hours. Sometimes poor conditions

    BC Hydro2020-01-24
  3. "BC Hydro - Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, short hours of work

    Cons

    Slow career progress and limited promotion opportunities

    BC Hydro2020-01-23
  4. "Do not work here - stay far away"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent co-workers depending on person.

    Cons

    Filled with politics and lots of incompetent managers and senior staff who have no business working in IT. Several toxic employees who utilize office politics rather than skill and competency to obtain their positions and salary.

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    BC Hydro2020-02-10
  5. "BC Hydro Crown Corp"

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    Current Employee - IT Advisor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Crown Corp - good work life balance for non-management staff

    Cons

    Crown Corp - expect to get step increases in salary which is almost guaranteed unless you punch the boss

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    BC Hydro2020-01-08
  6. "Good Organization but very bad SAP Practive"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good environment in BC hydro. No restriction on timing and no one note down how many hours you're working so easy going

    Cons

    Very bad SAP Management from Director to Manager. No Process in place. looks like working for home grown business. too much customization. its not SAP but customized version of SAP which SAP also cannot support. Too much custom code in all modules. Leads also dont have any knowledge

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    BC Hydro2019-12-05
  7. "Operations Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at BC Hydro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary level, good training, many opportunities for advancement, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    It is bureaucratic. it is not easy to find a job at their Downtown location.

    BC Hydro2019-10-16
  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Full Time 

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Emphasis on work/life balance. Great employee benefits. Great reputation among friends

    Cons

    Very hard to get in in the first place

    BC Hydro2019-10-09
  9. "Customer Service Call Centre"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 07 in Vernon, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent wage and benefits. Excellent work atmosphere.

    Cons

    12 - 8 shifts & Saturdays for new employees.

    BC Hydro2019-10-08
  10. "Good benefits and work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If your looking for a career with a good pension, benefits and time off BC Hydro is one of the best places available to most trades people. Strong union to back you up

    Cons

    If you want the most wages possible up front this is not the place for you. A lot of your earnings come in the form of good benefits and the DB pension plan. Also very impacted by provincial politics which can be good or bad.

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    BC Hydro2019-09-23

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