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BC Hydro Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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Jessica McDonald
47 Ratings
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  • "Political influence on management decision making(in 8 reviews)

  • "entire teams and departments of people are hired to create and improve company processes and procedures, making more red tape(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn engineering projects and processes (if you get into the right engineering group)

    Cons

    You could get pigeonholed in an a limited scope engineering group.

    BC Hydro2019-07-19
  2. "Big organization with great people"

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    Current Employee - Identity and Access Management Consultant in Vancouver, BC
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro for less than a year

    Pros

    Despite being a large organization their IT groups function remarkably well. It was very easy to communicate with others and achieve the goals set out for us.

    Cons

    As with any big organization they do have a lot of red tape in certain areas.

    BC Hydro2019-08-22
  3. "Good people; Interesting projects."

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    Current Employee - Construction Officer 

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

    Pros

    Great people. Overtime bumps salary to a more competitive wage.

    Cons

    Changes are slow to be implemented.

    BC Hydro2019-08-16
  4. "Great place to work over alll"

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    Current Employee - Property Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BC Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Job security with the union and benefits

    Cons

    Second level management can be disorganized

    BC Hydro2019-07-12
  5. "Good, ethical company that works hard to do the right thing."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent CEO. Long term vision. Open, transparent management. Fair.

    Cons

    Difficult to reward high achievers due to being a crown corporation. High cost of living in Vancouver.

    BC Hydro2019-07-06
  6. "Overall Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Burnaby, BC
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Benefits, Pension, Fair Salary, and Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    - Union, lack of advancement, pigeon holing and can be repetitive work

    Advice to Management

    - Be open and transparent, give opportunity to feedback, listen and implement feedback.

    BC Hydro2019-06-26
  7. "A Maze of Red Tape"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at BC Hydro for more than a year

    Pros

    - Company is massive, so many positions to move up to (or lateral move) - very safety conscious (training, PPE, etc provided) - was well compensated as a contractor

    Cons

    - things take forever to happen in the company, especially if you don't have the right connections - entire teams and departments of people are hired to create and improve company processes and procedures, making more red tape - hear many full-time employees feel disgruntled about wage stagnation - some employees really don't care about helping people.. good luck if they happen to be on your project team! - company...

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    BC Hydro2019-06-28
  8. "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at BC Hydro

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and good people

    Cons

    Management is very poor. A lot of stress and politics. People in management who should not be managers

    BC Hydro2019-07-19
  9. "Company Overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    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
  10. "Good Project Management Experience"

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    Current Employee - Work Program Manager 
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    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
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