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Great people
BCRTC has done a good job selecting good people, however, the culture at BCRTC does need a bit of an improvement. Working here will expose you to the process of Translinks budgeting/funding process and test your ingenuity
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BCRTC (Skytrain) is a great employer
I have worked for BCRTC for 2 years now and can honestly say that this is a great company to work for.
Yes it's not perfect but what company is.

The company is actively improving it's safety culture and the work is interesting & challenging.
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People, benefits and compensation
Cons
none really
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Toxic place
Really unqualified people in supervisory roles. Brtch has a very poor hr department. Lots of bullying and office politics towards subordinates. Worst place I have ever worked.
Pros
Pay was ok, hours were not more than 40 per week.
Cons
Bullying, harrassment, untalented supervisors, heavy secrets riddled organization.
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Toxic work environment
There is no work/life balance, the shift options are 10hrs + for everyone. The management is mad with power, and HR lets them run the show. No job security. They find good people and tear them down for their own amusement. The work was good but the management was horrible. Don't work here if you can help it.
Pros
free transit pass while employed
Cons
everything else
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Best Job Ever
By far the best job anybody could ever wish for. Been with the company for two years and have never experienced a more supportive team like environment. Nobody is going to fire you like a dealership job for having cancer or getting hurt on the job.
Never looked back.
Pros
People.
Cons
None
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Satisfying Challenge
Its a place that is in the process of changing it's culture. There's a lot of ground breaking work to do and has the support of Management. It's a good place for someone who wants to make a difference.
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salary, benefits, opportunity
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Amazingly dedicated workforce!
People who work at BCRTC love BCRTC and what they do! Moving thousands of people a day and connecting communities - BCRTC is a place where people are proud of the work they do.
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horrible place
I worked Night shift in guideway and it has been the worst experience ever. Most of the senior workers feel entitled and show superiority to the new employees. The bullying is constant and if you stand up for yourself they will run to the supervision and cry. I have never worked in a company where so called men behave like little gossiping girls. There are a couple of good people in the company but do yourself a favor and do not work for Guideway.
Pros
Pension is decent
Cons
Coworkers
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Poor safety culture and poor employee support
Company's safety department is not concerned with employee safety and staff are not supported by the HR department. The morale is low and workers (not unionized) feel stressed and insecure everyday due to the parent company's mandate of being clueless and uncaring. They've taken a company that used to work well and populated it with incompetent management. The pay is below industry standard now, with the poor management and poor morale there is no incentive to work for there.
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None
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If you enjoy talking with strangers - this is the job for you.
I am proud of Being a representative of a transit service that moves thousands of people everyday. Helping in the preservation of the beautiful skylines & being smog free because so many people make the choice to not drive. Taking transit is time efficient & affordable. Less stress in allowing someone else to drive you to work & catch up on your e-mails, listening to music, or just read a good book. Travel without the hassle of being stuck in rush hour traffic or the need to find a parking spot & save money to do other things.
Pros
Good benefit & medical plan
Cons
Dealing with the mental health & negative people
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Very poorly managed not worker focused
This is by far the worst company to work for within the Crown Corporations bundle. They do not care about their employees and bullying is encouraged and supported. The Human Resources department does not follow up or conduct an investigation, instead they side with the Manager and dismiss the employee.
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Benefits
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Managment and Human Resources
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Bullying is acceptable
Company that only listens to upper management and has a complete disregard for general workers. The Human Resources department are content to take upper management's opinion of others without question. They support upper management blindly while treating workers and junior management with no respect for their opinions or experience. They do not conduct exit interviews if the review may be damning, only if it's positive. The company in general does not practice a respectful workplace, anti bullying or work life balance. I do not recommend working for this company.
Pros
Pension
Cons
Unethical
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Fun environment to work in with all of the different interpersonal dynamics!
Great company to work for! Great benefits and fun passengers! If you love working with people and have great compassion, this would be a great position for you.
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A Day in the Life
As a supervisor at BCRTC (Skytrain) the daily responsibilities were varied and unique. We were required to deal with departmental concerns from budgeting to staffing and all points between. as well, the Track Mtce. supervisor was responsible for planning and organizing all work activities (both the Skytrain mtce. departments and any contractors) on the guideway, during the maintenance window to ensure that all activities could be carried out in a safe productive manner.
Pros
Excellent staff to work with.
Cons
Long shift hours
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Not worth the wasted years
This company started out great, excellent management and excellent employee attitude. Now, there are no smiles, management is the worst it's ever been and HR are clueless, they side only with management and seem to condone bullying. They are not worth the time, there are companies with better salary and benefits who actually care about their employees wellbeing.
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None
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Management
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Typical Government Job
Typical Government Job.
Most people have been here 20+ years and have no desire to improve or change.

Pay is good and great job security if you can handle all the red tape.
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Job culture fun and committed
Excellent management team to work for. I currently live on Vancouver Island and would like to have permanent work on the Island. Preferrably, the new Parksville location opening soon. I am an excellent, hard working employee!
Pros
Exciting, workplace
Cons
Live on Vancouver Island now and want to work here
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Good place to work with great benefits.
Hands on learning with autonomy. Very hard working and dedicated unionized personnel get the job done!
Pros
long term
Cons
little responsibility
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Challenging corporate culture
The workload at BCRTC is very light, the pay and benefits are above average, yet it was the worst place I ever worked, because the culture is like going back to high school. Even though they attempt to improve the culture, it stays the same due to the same leaders.

Like a boat, the most enjoyable days are your first and last day with BCRTC.
Pros
salary and lack of demands
Cons
corporate culture
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