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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 – more... 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 – less
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Stoclman 3 (Former Employee), Victoria, BCMay 19, 2013
Pros: bc ferries passes
Cons: working conditions
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.
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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.

About BC Ferries

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. or BC Ferries (abbr. BCF) is a de facto Crown Corporation that provides all major passenger – Read more