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.
A lot of nepotisum involved in BC Ferries when it comes to career advancement.
Low morale. Regularly, purposefully understaffed.
Answered - Equipment Operator (Current Employee) - West Vancouver, BC
Good on the vessels and poor on customer service from office politics
Onboard vessels - great!
Office personnel - terrible.
Answered - Driver (Current Employee) - Nanaimo, BC
The company culture is maritime at sea culture.
Answered - Customer Service Attendant (Current Employee) - Swartz Bay, BC