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Great Place to work
Leader (Current Employee) –  BC7 May 2019
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.
CUSTOMER CARE REP (Former Employee) –  Prince George, BC14 February 2019
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
Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC3 February 2019
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
High Voltage substations electrician (Former Employee) –  Trail BC, Kelowna BC5 January 2019
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
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC5 December 2018
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...
Consultant/Manager, Business Planning (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC16 November 2018
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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Street Team & Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BC17 September 2018
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
Pros
team
Cons
hours
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Not a bad place to work
Instrumentation and communication specialist (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BC26 June 2018
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
Electrical Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC3 June 2018
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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You always felt you had to watch your back with management.
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) –  Prince George, BC3 June 2018
I was let go from this company because management said I was not the "right fit". I am a mature woman and I was completely blind sighted by my dismissal. The management was terrible, and they should totally review their managers. They are little empire builders with no concern for the employees. I was treated very unfairly.
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Fortis BC a Life of Stress & Misery
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Trail, BC22 April 2018
IU worked 2.5 years for FBC Electricity. With a Spineless Union that couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag, to Team leaders who contorl who gets a permanent position and where SENIORITY means absolutely nothing, to screaming customers who are choked about their bills and the fact that a SMART Meter was being litterally forced upon them at risk of cutting their power if they didn't take it. One team lead who blows his own horn and loves the sound of his own voice and looks for any excuse to dump on call centre staff. Who picks his friends and cute girls to fill permanent positions as opposed to those who actually earn them. The hours are between 7 am and 7 PM. On the plus side if you like to get fat, everytime new trainee's hit the floor there are Pizzas in the lunch room. People bring doughnuts and muffins from time to time and if you are lucky if there meetings across the hall that are catered you will get to have the leftovers they didn't eat. Fire drills are truly a blessing in disguise. The actual call center staff are actually really really good and supportive of each other. The lunch room is where everyone tells their horror stories about customers on the phone. Free Coffee or tea or Iced tea. Free office supplies, for use in office. They do support you if you have a PHYSICAL disability and will accommodate you with Special chairs or Keyboards and now most desks are stand up sit down desks. Great view of the columbia river and every so many months you switch to a different desk. Just don't ever tick off a Team Manager for any reason or they will make it their  more... personal goal to make your life miserable and get rid of you whatever it takes. If you are a Temp, kiss butt, do whatever you are told, don't miss a single day and make sure your metrics meet their demands or you will never see permanent and the Useless union has a little clause that if you work there for more than a year as a temp they have to give you permanent or get rid of you and hire more temps.  less
Pros
Free Food Sometimes, Free coffee, Weekends off, Overtime in the winter.
Cons
Management, Fattening Doughnuts, and Angry customers, Huge learning curve
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It was Alright
Customer Care Representative (Current Employee) –  Vancouver Harbour, BC11 April 2018
The job itself is easy and repetitive, the learning and training methods are horrible as the trainers only care about themselves. Your success truly depends only on yourself as the trainers don't stop to help or listen.
When you get on the actual call center floor you are monitored non-stop.
Not enough pay for the work you have to do.
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Na
Customer Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Prince George, BC11 April 2018
It is a great place to work, Great benefits
Friendly management,. Room for advancement
Customers are usually good but some can be a real pain in the butt.
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Great benefits
Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC1 March 2018
Fortis has great benefits and work hours. They offer competitive wages and ensure a safe work environment in anything you do. Everyone i've had the pleasure of working with has been exceptionally friendly and helpful.
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Poorly managed
Senior Billing Analyst, Billing (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC6 February 2018
The management made the environment seem fun when the contact center in Burnaby was first established. The company had promises and exciting incentives for the employees. Things quickly went sour and the billing floor began to feel like a sweat factory. There were always eyes on you and questioning when you were in the washroom for "longer than expected" periods of time.
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Okay
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC6 February 2018
Coworkers are great. Work is challenging and rewarding. Good benefits. Good vacation. Executive leadership team seems disconnected from employees and the work.
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Stable and good people
Collections Team Rep (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC5 January 2018
The job can be challenging but that is what I like about it; unfortunately for me it is quite a ways from home and I spend too much time in traffic and spend too much money on gas
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Friendly Staff
CSR, Billing Analyst, and Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC15 November 2017
This was one of the nicest places to work. Great coworkers, overall intelligent and understanding management that respected you and your opinions. The work can be somewhat overbearing at times, and the corporate office decision and changes were sometimes surprising and unexpected which was a bit frustrating, leaving us wondering about our job security. A lot of departmental rumours would always be the workplace gossip.

The salary was good and bad. It depended on the union you were in. And with the constant union vs. the company fighting over the new collective agreements, strikes and benefit changes were always a possibility.
Pros
Great staff
Cons
Lack of flexibility
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Great, positive place to work with outstanding people
Quality Control Manager (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC10 November 2017
I served FortisBC for some of the best 5 years of my life. They offer a good work/life balance, very competitive wages and world class training for both front and back office. There is a lot of opportunity for advancement if you prove yourself.

A great company to work for if you can get your foot in the door!
Pros
Free lunches, team building, great employee support
Cons
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Excellent
Co-op Student - Standards (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC21 October 2017
Flexible start and finish times
Lots of opportunity for self directed work
Management was accessible to all levels of staff
Lots of free lunches
Lunch-and-learn sessions we excellent educational opprtunities
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