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FortisBC Reviews

Updated 20 September, 2018
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  • "Do the senior management care about your work life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Work environment is not healthy" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FortisBC full-time

    Pros

    hard work is recognized and rewarded
    lots of opportunity

    Cons

    There is cons about every job however i struggle think of one for Fortis which makes me think there are no for me anyway

    Advice to Management

    continue to make the progress you have over the last 2 years


  2. "Management and Exempt"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Kelowna, BC
    Current Employee - Manager in Kelowna, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FortisBC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Longevity of leadership team. VPs and CEO have come up through management ranks, usually have 10+ years with the company, and by and large are approachable

    Cons

    too much focus on selling more natural gas

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about selling gas

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Review from a current employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FortisBC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company. Pays very well for what you do.

    Cons

    Need to row in and not question stuff in order to be successful. I learned the hard way and still in current role as I questioned things.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Prince George, BC
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Prince George, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FortisBC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had engaging management. Fun place to work overall with staff, good pay for a call centre

    Cons

    Micro managing, lots of paper pushing to appear results driven. Focused on negatives as much if not more than positives. Hard to move up in leadership. Could be hostile and belittiling depending on the situation . ( lile justifying a 7 min washroom break and being told I was time stealing from the company)

    Advice to Management

    Lose the grip hold you Have on staff. Allow them to breath and do the job effectively and correct. Micromanaging follow up time to the last second only proves how disinterested and disassociated you are with your staff. Pick your battles as well. As leadership you set tje culture and it seems you are ok with a toxic one at that.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Tradesman"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tradesperson in Kelowna, BC
    Current Employee - Tradesperson in Kelowna, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FortisBC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Regular Hours, Overtime, Benefit package is reasonable. Wages are a lot lower than same trade elswhere in Western Canada even though cost of living is extremely high.

    Cons

    Pension plan is in financial difficulty. Management looks upon union as evil. Managers are more focussed on themselves rather than the co. as a whole. Terrible morale.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FortisBC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health, dental, Flex benefits, Good People

    Cons

    Treated passive aggressively unkind after being on disability. But obviously that reason is not said aloud.

    Advice to Management

    Have some compassion - Just because someone was on disability, does not impact the ability to perform the job.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surrey, BC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at FortisBC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The immediate co-workers are wonderful to work with and make coming work enjoyable.
    Benefits are competitive but have to be careful as the management benefits at the first to be cut.

    Cons

    the favoritism, lack of integrity, promotions not based on merit. Nepotism from Fortis Inc. down.
    Little salary equity across department and still male vs female
    Black listing
    claim transparent but are not

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic Mid-management in 'Technical and Trades Training' Department - Surrey"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surrey, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surrey, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FortisBC full-time

    Pros

    -Decent pension plan
    -Free parking
    -Standing desks
    -Modern building

    Cons

    -The middle managers in the the 'Technical and Trades Training' department (Instructional Design) in the Surrey office lack integrity, maturity, work ethic, management skills, and basic common sense.
    -The middle managers act in a deceitful manner and abuse the little power they have to back-stab, misrepresent, and lie about their own staff.
    -Incompetent middle managers create a toxic environment by playing favorites, engaging in dirty politics, and promoting unqualified friends.
    -Too many big egos with shallow, insecure brains prevent FortisBC from growing as a company.

    Advice to Management

    The lies, deceit, narrow-mindedness, and lack of basic management skills of middle managers in the 'Technical and Trades Training' department are antithetical to any professional environment. If FortisBC wants a high standard of conduct, professionalism and integrity, then a complete sweep of incompetent and unethical mid-managers in this department is needed.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FortisBC full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and career development. Business objectives and strategies constantly change or are ignored completely so you are never certain as to what your working towards.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate objectives more clearly and define strategies that everyone can understand and execute.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Management and exempt"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FortisBC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Benefits are ok including the employee stock program
    -Management and union generally get along well
    -Safety conscious

    Cons

    -Low pay versus other similar companies such as BC Hydro
    -Not a meritocracy; going above or beyond is not well recognized
    -Being average and putting in the years at the company tends to recognized
    -Tends to be a late follower regarding change or innovation

    Advice to Management

    Reward behaviour that goes above and beyond, align your pay better with your competitors and move towards rewarding your staff who perform versus just putting in time at the company.


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