BC Hydro Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2021

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BC Hydro President & CEO Jessica McDonald (no image)
Jessica McDonald
70 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
      Current Employee

      good place to learn

      Jul 24, 2021 - Customer Service Representative (CSR) in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good place to learn there

      Cons

      nothing that much, all good

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Depends what you want out of your career

      Sep 14, 2021 - Property Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are amazing and yhd union protects you from bad management

      Cons

      Old management styles and old outlooks on what corporate culture should be. Advancement is very difficult and pay is low compared to private.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Stable but no advancement

      Sep 7, 2021 - Business Development Manager in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable employment. Slow pace. Polite.

      Cons

      No advancement. Internal promoting and HR manipulation. Low ethics. No intention to be innovative

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Big company, lots of opportunities!

      Aug 20, 2021 - Senior Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities within the company. So if you don't like your department it's not the end, you have other options. You can have many different careers all within BC Hydro.

      Cons

      Some departments are very overworked due to hiring restrictions that have existed for BC Hydro. May need to work overtime regularly but you don't get paid for the OT.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Company

      Aug 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Company, stable, good pension

      Cons

      lots of people to report to

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Jul 26, 2021 - Senior Procurement Advisor in Burnaby, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team environment and flexible work hours

      Cons

      Very few opportunities for growth

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice company

      Jul 17, 2021 - Staff Accountant in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits with Nice management teams

      Cons

      Long working hours at month end

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      BC Hydro

      Jul 28, 2021 - Senior Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable work environment, good benefit, good work life balance, ok in technical levels, work diversity

      Cons

      Too political if you want to go beyond technical roles, too much bureaucracy that makes things go slow most of the times

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Going downhill

      Jul 23, 2021 - Senior Manager in Burnaby, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Abundant vacation time, pension is ok

      Cons

      Non-existent leadership, poor managers, greedy executive team

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Toxic workplace

      Jul 25, 2021 - Maintenance 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pension and vacation time

      Cons

      No leadership from management. Management culture based on ignorance/neglence.

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