Questions and Answers about BC Ferries

Here's what people have said about working and interviewing at BC Ferries.

Ask or search question

Don't see your question? Post it publicly! Please don't submit any personal information. Guidelines
The best questions are directly relevant to BC Ferries.
  • What is the work environment and culture like?
  • How are the working hours?
  • What are some tips for doing well in the interview?

16 questions

If you are a trained professional (Management, Officer or Crew) then BC Ferries is best avoided. A highly toxic, trouble filled working culture plus gross mismanagement causes no end of problems.
Bc Ferries has a poor reputation in the Shipping industry for a very good reason: a bloated bureaucracy, appalling blame culture, bullying, extreme political correctness, ill thought out working practicies and philosophies plus low calibre management all help to fuel a deeply unpleasant working enviroment. I have met very few Senior Officers having joined from other Shipping companies that hadn't regretted thier decision within a year.

Answered

See 6 answers
Report question

I've noticed a few people saying "free"travel passes and 1 saying unlimited..this isn't true ...you get a restricted number of passes for vehicles and family and these are all a taxable benefit.Travel with a vehicle does not guarantee you will get on as paying customers come first and pass users are on standby as per pass use agreement.Those required to travel for company business is different.

Answered

See 5 answers
Report question

Because BFF is in the top 50 of best employers in BC. The staff reviews are amazing. They care about their staff and passengers, along with helping out with the environment.

Answered

See 3 answers
Report question

I would have scheduled musicians play or some form of entertainment. Perhaps vollunteers for tips or students practicing.

Answered

See 2 answers
Report question

Never heard of a background check at BC Ferries

Answered

See 2 answers
Report question

I would like to work for the ferryies
Meet new people
Enjoy the workers
Travel

Answered

See 2 answers
Report question

BCFerries is chronically mismanaged. 'Jobs for the boys' and cronyism is rife.
Critique of decision making has to be an acceptable part of the Management philosophy rather than a quick way to get fired. Some of the ideas I saw enforced were not just ill thought out, but laugh out loud ridiculous. I got the impression their MO was to simply get away with it until retirement. Awful.
The only way this outfit will improve is if it's taken over by a Shipping Company with normal , healthy working practices and a talented Managent team. If that ever happens, then the majority of the current Management team can expect to receive their marching orders.

Answered

Report question