BC Ferries Employee Reviews in Canada

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Excellent teams of driven people, low company cohesion
Junior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BCJune 20, 2016
Excellent co-workers; friendly and ideal teams.

Management was friendly and cooperative, but very out of touch with the frontline.

Hardest part was reporting to management in terms they would appreciate and understand.

Most enjoyable part of the job was the people I met along the way.
Pros
Free lunches, friendly people, excellent teamwork
Cons
unappreciated overtime, poor resource allocation and acquisition, friendly but poor management
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Always very busy and on the go.
Marine Engineer/Mechanic (Former Employee) –  North Vancouver, BCMarch 18, 2016
A typical day would be always fixing and keeping busy and making sure all machinery is running well and up to standard. Also have to make rounds of all spaces with machinery and make sure all was well. we also look for any electrical or mechanical problems.
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Good place to be if you are willing to move around
Senior Chief Engineer (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BCApril 21, 2016
It is a good place to work, the hardest part is to move from one station to another which upsets you routine and disrupts your home life.
Pros
Good benifits
Cons
Rotating shift and out of station
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Awesome Workplace
Senior Business Analyst Consultant (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BCJune 8, 2016
Depending on the team, it is a very relaxed and open environment. Ideas are fostered and co-workers are friends.Knowledge advancement is support and encouraged
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Good place and people to work with
Business Analyst (Consultant) (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BCMarch 12, 2016
Good team spirit environment to work in with positive attitude and morale in the team considering the complexity of the project and timelines to implement
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excellent workforce
Title - Site Safety Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BCSeptember 22, 2015
1. Knowledgeable tradespersons.

2. Corporation is working toward a high functioning safety culture.

3. Learned about Fall Protection, Confined Space, Hazardous Materials Handling and Abatement, Emergency Response.

4. General Manager has only been in the position for 18 months or so as compared to my 23 years with the corporation. He seems focused on improvement and has included the Safety Department under his direct management. I find this to be commendable.

5. The department is understaffed and the workload can be very demanding both physically and mentally.
Most enjoyable part is "making a difference"
Pros
short commute
Cons
hours of work
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A very supportive organization and good place to work
Team Lead, Finance & Payroll Applications (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BC, CanadaSeptember 10, 2015
The #1 reason i would recommend BCF is the people, especially the management team. All-level of management teams are very supportive and the work environment is super enjoyable.

A strong team culture is also a remarkable memory for anyone who had been worked at BCF, long or short.

It is also a best company I have ever worked for in terms of work/family balance. The company cares the people very much.
Pros
Good benefit, good support from company management
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Manage cmms ( maximo ), maintain a manage back logs.
Maintenance Planner (Current Employee) –  West Vancouver, BCAugust 7, 2012
Review s/r's from customers, screen for abnormalities. Prioritize, classify and add tradesmen, ensure correct equipment &locations. Ensure warehouse materials are available and added to work order, coordinate with dept buyer for contract purchases. Compile and store historical data, meet with trade supervisors to discuss backlogs and safety plans.
Pros
cmms maximo, asset mgmt, job plan building
Cons
benefits
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Woek Summary
Stoclman 3 (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BCMay 19, 2013
Working in a food/giftshop warehouse have products that are date and temp sensitive. Lifting up to lbs,movint product with forklifts,reach trucks power jacks.Loading and un loading trucks. Gift Shop reiceving from when the product enters the warehouse to bing shipped to the vessels.See resume. I am willing to re-locate for the right job.
Pros
bc ferries passes
Cons
working conditions
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Ship Maintenace
Electronic Systems Technician Swart Bay (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BCApril 1, 2015
Not the best place e for skilled electrical persons.. Unable to break through the engine room structure.. poor leadership. unqualified supervisors
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Envigorating work place
Terminal Attendant (Former Employee) –  Tsawwassen, BCSeptember 20, 2013
BC Ferries runs a fairly busy business, with a great variety of job options and training available at various times throughout the year.

Getting full time here is almost impossible, and having a second job to make ends meet in the meantime is not viewed well by management.

The hardest part of the job is the fact that there are far too many managers running the day to day operations. Some micro-manage the lower levels, leaving staff running in many directions in order to please everyone.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the staff that you deal with on a day to day basis. There are many long-time employees here that are really fun and helpful. There are definite learning curves when dealing with traffic control and hydraulic operations depending where you work at the terminal
Pros
decent pay- lots of breaks
Cons
no proper schedule for years!!! on call
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A Great 20 years of my life!
Engine Room Assistant (Former Employee) –  Salt Spring Island, BCJanuary 24, 2013
This was a fantastic career in which I spent twenty years of my life. It provided me with disposable income, flexible schedule, and upward mobility.
Pros
discounted meals, overtime, comradery
Cons
running behind schedule in the summer due to passenger overloads
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Fun Job - Terrible Management
Deckhand (Former Employee) –  Nanaimo, BCDecember 13, 2013
I really enjoyed this job but being on call for 4-8 years before being able to get regular hours was unsatisfactory. Crewing like to make you feel owned and could be very rude at times.
Pros
great job when on the boat
Cons
crewing and managment acted like you were property
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great place to work
Deckhand (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BCApril 16, 2013
great place to work fun people challenging hours. great work environment to much on call have to wait for years to get permanent position
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