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Supportive culture
FortisBC is a utility so the company structure is hierarchical. Coworkers are supportive and overall culture is relaxed. The company takes good care of employees.
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Good company to work
Coming from a different background, it took a bit of time to understand some of the work environment features but, over all a lot was learned and probably could have taken more time to learn more about the organization. Valuable learning experience.
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Fine place to work
It was a good place to work. I had many different opportunities over the 25 years that I worked there. People can have several different careers if they choose to do that.
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Mis management
Managers hired are not hired for their experience or suitability. Promotion is with experience or moving problem employees up and into different roles
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A good working experience
A good working experience overall
Structured environment.

Great room for advancement and growth.

Current technology.

Flexible work hours.

Excellent benefits
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Solid company, decent wages and benefits. One of the few companies left where you could work your entire career
Varied positions. Good team atmosphere. You can be part of a group or work on your own. Generally, lots of availabilities. Very safety conscious company.

This is a union environment with 2 unions and Management represented.
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Benefits, general atmosphere, Employee / public safety.
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Some positions do require exceedingly long hours.
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Good
good place to work. nice culture and friendly environments and support culture. good benifit.
job satisfaction using new technology and upgrade new skills.
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Good Work Life Balance, Work can sometimes be tedious
Good work life balance but some of the work given is less engineering related and more like a supply chain. Each person on a team works on the same thing consistently and passes it on to the next.
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Don't waste your time applying
A bunch of immature managers that think they own Fortis. They all working to make someone's dream come true. They'd make up stories, instead of getting facts right. A total waste of time working there.
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Decent pay but culture lacking
Very poor culture...seems like many union employees are simply dragging themselves to work everyday to get one step closer to a nice pension. As a result, there is high levels of frustration resentment and a lack of ambition among the workforce.

Myself, I never received any formal feedback session even though I requested it multiple times.


The Surrey office is located so far out in Surrey it's almost in farmland...very difficult to get to unless you live in the immediate area. Office location, combined with a general lack of enthusiasm in the workforce has me wondering what HR and leadership will do to attract and retain young talent.
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Pay, great work/life balance
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Culture, office location
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Strange Days
Honestly, I liked working at Fortis but the Management is a huge problem and they need to be retrained. Its a bit silly how they have decided to run things there.
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Horrible Management
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Great Place to work
Great place to work, a variety of opportunities to be had and excellent benefits with good flexibility and time off. Not very good internal promotion opportunities however.
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Productive and fun workplace.
Tending to incoming and outgoing calls, helping customers understand their bills. Creating payment arrangements, dealing with collections and disconnections.
Workplace culture was great, everyone is so friendly and very helpful when anyone reaches out for help.

The hardest part of the job was talking to the customers who had to change account info to theirs due to their partner passing away.

The most enjoyable part of the job was talking with the customers and being able to help them understand their bills.
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Fun place to work
The employees are friendly and easy to work with . The work-life balance is great, and stress-free working environment. I Really enjoyed working there.
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Good people to work with and for ...very proffessional
Worked daily, on all associated equipment, required for the purpose of distribution, and control, for public, business, manufacturing, and high voltage transmission equipment.
Worked 5 yrs, on equipment maintenance, and 17 years for construction division upgrading existing Distribution substations, and ground up,construction of new power stations.

Educated, and trained thoroughly in all aspects of safety techniques, along with protective clothing, tools, and procedures.

Became familiar with the workings and practices of other crews working on, or near the same systems as to safety.

Was kept up on all WCB safety issues and procedures, and given tools and all clothing required.
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super workplace
Excellent workplace, with lots of experienced people to learn from; Flexible administration, great work/life balance, community involvement, advanced technologies.
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Utility mindset...
Super painful place to work if you have any mindset to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. I worked with good people but the corporate culture is the worst I've experienced
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Great company, lagging on pay and culture
A reasonable place to work with great security, but sub-market pay for professionals.

Management cares about individuals and work-life balance is respected. However, non-trades positions are put into 5 salary bands and pretty much everyone is in the 3rd band. As a result, professional positions such as engineers, business professionals and accountants are paid about 20-30% lower than the BC median. For instance, a 10 year professional engineer would make about $80k, where their peers would make around $100,000 for a similar position. There is no possibility for salary negotiation. As a result, I've observed many departures in the past 2-3 years and difficulties hiring top talent.


Similarly, job culture is stuck in the 90s - it's fine, but lags behind peers such as BC Hydro, Telus, but perhaps still ahead of government.
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Security, management
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Compensation
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team
fun place to work and develop and grow as an individual and to be a part of a talented group of people room for growth and advancement where one can learn
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team
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hours
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Not a bad place to work
Interesting technology. For the most part, co-workers are pleasant. A lot of freedom given to solve problems.
If you're willing to listen, there are some very intelligent people here.

Salary has stagnated, however the benefits package is pretty good.
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Fortis needs to focus more on Safety and Customer Relations
Work Environment is average, typical 9-5 work day and found that the balance wasn't bad. Management really depends on where you are positioned. Job Security is not there unless you have put in 10 plus years and advancement is next to impossible.
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