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Management generally has no visibility into whats possible and whats not since the communication channels at times diluted. However would definitely recommend working here
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Horrifying. The manager for a science program had a theater degree, and is American, and it showed with inappropriate behaviour, continually erroneous reports monthly, and conduct that violated crown policy. She was a bully, and despite being obese, felt the need to insult others, including their appearance, to try and boost her need for attention.
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On ne demande qu'une honnête journée de travail. J'ai eu beaucoup de formation en Communication et un peu en Protection La direction de BC Hydro est composée de spécialistes en communication, alors que le mandat est en électricité. Les investissements se font en équipements de communication et la mission de BC Hydro, la partie 'électrique du réseau' est très négligée. À Vancouver, il y a une bonne culture d'entreprise. Le plus difficile est le chaos dans les plans électriques. Pas de suivi de projets. À la centrale Mica, il y avait encore des dessins qui n'avaient jamais été mis à jour depuis la mise en route, 30 ans+, soit environ 12 projets qui n'avaient pas été faits ou vérifiés. Certains plans indiquaient la présence de 5 câbles alors qu'il y en 20+ dans le panneau. Le plus agréable était le voyagement dans cette magnifique province.
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Formation
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Manque de support technique en Protection & Controle
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At BC Hydro its not what you know but who you know. Most people over worked and under paid. You have your regular job then ask you to do other tasks.
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Good benefits, nice co workers
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Poor leadership, management ask to much and no recognition.
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I Don’t recommend this job... stressful as most customers yell and scream. Hydro should address this issue. Customer is always right but or managers throw us under the bus when we’re doing our job as the customer is always right. As agents were following guidelines and still complaint on your file 👎
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BC Hydro is known as one of the best employers in Canada, and since started working there and learning more about their unique processes and work culture, I was quite enthusiastic about developing my career there.
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Productive, organized, person have to learn the BC Hydro rules how the job needs to be done. I learn the importance of the cyber security is taken very seriously. The workplace culture is excellent. Hardest part is to learn the BC Hydro rules and regulation. I like the team work and help of cooworkers and management to solve the problem a provide advice.
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Excellent job satisfaction but significant risk aversion and process driven environment stifles creativity and the support of excellence. Work place culture supports employees who can manage their managers and almost no opportunities for advancement. Benefits are great but overall, a somewhat disappointing experience.
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Living in rural BC, securing an admin job at BC Hydro felt like winning the lottery. If you like getting paid to twirl in your chair, deal with petty grievances and record-low morale, with virtually no advancement or growth opportunities, this is the place for you!
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Pay, benefits, time off
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Union culture; low morale, disengaged management
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I worked here as a painter for their Hydro construction division back in the 90's and I certainly wasn't impressed Wanted all 'chiefs' and no 'indians
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But limited growth opportunities for senior management . Good benefits but pay scale is lower than private sector . Have to be able to manage bureaucracy.
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Have been retired for 1year. Looking for some work that would be more suitable for me . No more climbing hydro poles and high voltage work . Would be okay with part time or holiday relief
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TSRC is a good department and is a good place to work, if you are a Coop Student. But if you are a full time employee, then the responsibilities will be more.
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working with the crews and being part of job planning allows for a good level of job satisfaction; ability to grow professionally and move up within the organization
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Responding to emails and coordinating major project documents for team review. Meetings with senior staff to report on project status and client relationships.
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This is a great place to work and I enjoy the people and the nature of the work. We are helping people all across the province with their power needs.
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Supervisors, Management and Human Resources are corrupt and will retaliate and discriminate against you if you raise Bullying/Harassment and health and safety concerns. If you don’t care about integrity and safety and if you want to work for a company which does not follow safe working procedures and not adhere to the workers compensation act, then I encourage you to apply.
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Nothing much to say as I haven't worked for any other union properties. Management can be a but better. No special emphasis on career growth. Salary can be better
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A great place to work, BC Hydro offers a collaborative and friendly work environment. A great learning curve in the Utilities Industry. Good work ethics and values. Strong and effective Corporate Social Responsibility.
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It's a good place to work (especially if you are an employee). If you are a contractor the pay is above average but you lose out on all the great benefits that Hydro gives out to actual employees. The work life balance is good. People are not expected to pick up the phone after work and is a strictly 9-5 work place.
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i like this role very much and hopefully can stay long time, it can well balance work and life ., altthough project is long time life cycle, depents on goverment budget to say the job is secure or not
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