Terminal Attendant (Former Employee) – Tsawwassen, BC – 20 September 2013
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
Deckhand/Bridge-watchman/Engine Room Assistant (Former Employee) – Powell River, BC – 24 April 2018
Cruel and uncaring management ruined this job for me. They were trying to break the union and inflicted stress upon the employees as a means of doing this. You family and happiness means nothing to them.
Ticket Agent (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 17 April 2018
You sign your life away and when things go south you have no support from the union or management. I didn’t find that they respected the customers as employees would speak horribly of those that came through and didn’t “behave”. Really think about it before applying