Labourer (Former Employee) – Saint John, NB – 14 July 2017
BC Hydro was a productive and efficient place to work and i suggest others to look for work in that area. a typical day at work would start out us waking up at 6 o clock in the morning and getting ready for the day Lunches packed and ready to go
Chief Information Security Officer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, Canada – 20 June 2017
Technical excellence underpins most project work and will require detail and reviews to ensure work meet documented standards. Like most large utilities, formal procedures have been developed and must be adhered to for all project work exceeding a certain threshold.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Okanagan Falls, BC – 6 June 2017
I always thought of BC Hydro as my company so I believe I worked most days to the best of my abilities. I was very fortunate to have the best bosses in BC Hydro who not only were my boss but became friends. I had an assortment of jobs and enjoyed and learned very many skills that I still use today. Customer Service was a very big part of my job dealing with Hydro employees and outside Hydro contractors. I worked mostly with Tradesmen, so learned many things by listening to them in their conversations. The constant changing of ideas, focus on business models was the most challenging. The people were the most enjoyable part of my job, learning about their families what made them tick, how I could help them in their jobs.
Concierge (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 8 May 2017
A typical day at work starts early morning with people coming in the building. If they forget their access cards, they come to the desk and ask for a temporary card. If guests come in the building they have to sign in a visitor card.
Tour Guide (Former Employee) – Hudson's Hope, BC – 23 February 2017
The workplace was fun and safe. Communication and technical skills were improved. Tours began at 10 am and ended at 4 pm. Many tasks were carried out such as inputting inventory. The most enjoyable part of the job was conversing with many visitors that come across from many parts of the world.
Good benefits, training and compensation.
Not enough employees when an individual calls in sick.
Design Technologist (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 28 December 2016
Typical day at work involves mostly human-computer interface interaction in a master-slave review process. Centralized management makes change constantly while persuasive communication is a challenge like no other. Co-workers are a valued resource for navigating the work flows and undervalued as reviewing resource. The hardest part of the job is the demand of new customer work. The most enjoyable part is the human to human interaction to empower business and communities.
Electrical Engineering Technologist (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 15 August 2016
Benefits are great, salary is average. Not a ton of opportunity for significant advancement or salary increase but very stable and secure. The work is interesting and always changing. People are helpful and friendly. The work life balance is about as good as it gets - lots of vacation time and available flex time. A fantastic company to work for,
If you want security in a job and can tolerate the corporate culture this is for you.
Engineering Technologist (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 12 August 2016
Hydro has the typical corporate culture with all it's limitations & frustrations.
As with many companies there is about 15% of the people doing 85% of the work.
Politics are a daily reality but if you are willing to compromise you will be able to fit in.
The few stalwart employees who give 100% are what makes BC Hydro work & keep the lights on. Unfortunately they are mired with multiple layers of management who need weekly reports from those actually doing the work.
There are some very skilled and competent engineers but not as many as needed.