Shotcrete Specialist (Current Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 2 September 2018
BC Hydro has a lot of employees and is doing a spectacular project at Fort St John British Columbia. This Dam project is one of many, some that have started and finished over the years and others that are going to come later down the track.
Substation Estimator (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 August 2018
A very stable and relaxed envirnment to work in. Most generous benefits in BC province. Some employees work there just for the benefits but most people have a sideline job to feed their family. I was also encouraged by my manager to get some kind of extra work because he was aware that the salary was low - very low. But there are lots of politics involved. If you know someone in management you can negotiate a much better starting salary. it took me a few years to realzie that. It is very politicized. People protect each other in their little kingdom and come down hard on anyone who tries to upset the kingdom. Bonuses are handed out to friends. The benefits are great. Did I mention the benefits are great. There are a lot of very senior experienced technical people working there that are involved in profesional bodies too and provide a great contribution to the engineering field.
A very respectful and professional environment- totally top shelf in work environments
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 7 May 2018
Everyone at BC Hydro is respectful and professional in there work and interactions with co-workers, WOW, what a breath of fresh air !!!!!!!
I have worked at several places that do not have any workplace respect policy in place and it was a disaster to work there because everyone was like a loose canon and said and did what ever they wanted resulting in a very disruptive work environment.
Executive Administrative Assistant - Contract (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 13 April 2018
This place was very friendly place to work with. My manager was very relaxed and easy to get along with. I checked all the mails and distributed them. I checked all the work load and if it was too much the other admin will help me.
Summer Hire (Former Employee) – Lillooet, BC – 11 April 2018
Great job lots of driving around and safety precautions/measures than i thought, I learned how to rid up poles to be hoisted into holes dug for them, a little about how certain poles are to be rigged up. Everyone was super friendly and awesome to be around. Waiting to do work was worst part most enjoyable was doing the work.
Very professional atmosphere with a team first ethics
Capital Project Manager - Maintenance Division (Former Employee) – Vancouver BC Canada – 6 March 2018
It was a great work experience one that I would like to repeat again if given the chance. As a contract consultant it was a great opportunity to work for the federal government of Canada. I learned new technical and management skills preforming Capital Project Management function's at BC Hydro. The staff at the Mission office treated me like family. Everyday presented me with new challenges from simple to very complex. I enjoyed my short tender at BC Hydro and look forward to permanent employment someday with the energy giant.
Procurement Analyst (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 January 2018
BC Hydro is a great place to work. It provides a great work/life balance at most departments, salary is average (maybe slightly below average), but very good benefits. It is a public company. Concerns about the media, and over burden with red tape are part of the day and may represent a problem for a few people. As any other company, there are good and bad managers. You must try to stay away from the bad ones.
Vancouver, BC - Solutions Consultant (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 30 November 2017
Worked here for over 2 years. This place lacks heart or drive for anything innovative. Culture is too risk averse and CYA. The one upside here is they buy the latest and greatest of tech albeit at the tax payers expense but execution is tardy with no real vision
Buntzen lake park employee (Former Employee) – Port Moody, BC – 20 November 2017
Working outdoors is always enjoyable no mattwer what the weather. the employees are all kind and caring towards your health and happiness. It enjoyable at all times and both being around and assisting park usesrs and fellow employees.