BC Ferries Employee Reviews in Canada

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Good place to be if you are willing to move around
Senior Chief Engineer (Former Employee), Victoria, BCApril 21, 2016
Pros: Good benifits
Cons: Rotating shift and out of station
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.
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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 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
Pros: short commute
Cons: hours of work
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"
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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
Pros: Good benefit, good support from company management
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.
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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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Fun Job - Terrible Management
Deckhand (Former Employee), Nanaimo, BCDecember 13, 2013
Pros: great job when on the boat
Cons: crewing and managment acted like you were property
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.
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Envigorating work place
Terminal Attendant (Former Employee), Tsawwassen, BCSeptember 20, 2013
Pros: decent pay- lots of breaks
Cons: no proper schedule for years!!! on call
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
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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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A Great 20 years of my life!
Engine Room Assistant (Former Employee), Salt Spring Island, BCJanuary 24, 2013
Pros: discounted meals, overtime, comradery
Cons: running behind schedule in the summer due to passenger overloads
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.
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fast-paced environment with good pay and long hours
Customer Service Attendant (Current Employee), Nanaimo, BCAugust 25, 2012
Pros: free ferry pass, great experience, good pay
Cons: long hours
Great opportunity with good pay seasonal opportunities. Takes a long time to advance in the company. The days are long and very busy during peak seasons. Learn a lot about the safety systems on the boats and safety precautions. Most of the co workers are great people to work with and easy to talk to
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Manage cmms ( maximo ), maintain a manage back logs.
Maintenance Planner (Current Employee), West Vancouver, BCAugust 7, 2012
Pros: cmms maximo, asset mgmt, job plan building
Cons: benefits
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.

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