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If they don't like you they will find all kind of reasons to go against you.managers have no field experience at all.micro management at big.co workers ok
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Pays ok
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Micro management
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A company that looks really great on your resume, but definitely lacking in some very crucial areas. Most co-workers are nice and are doing their best with a very dated company structure and culture. The cliques have already been established, and the lifers are fine sitting around all day chatting, eating snacks, and taking extra-long lunches, until they get to retire with their big pensions.Despite being an environmentalist at heart, it looked like a great chance to gain some valuable skills and I assumed as a large, well-known company they would be amazing to work for. When people are away or it gets extremely busy, it's the only time you feel valued; you're involved in all the meetings, contributing to their successes and praised for your hard work...until you're no longer urgently needed. Sometimes you get invited to team-building and fun department events, other times only the "real" employees attend. I've actually been UNINVITED to an event once, because they forgot I wasn't full-time. After speaking to others, there was no real reason why I shouldn't have attended other than they probably didn't want to pay for my time (as it was a very general topic). You are told that there is an opportunity to expand to part-time and maybe eventually full-time, but after they suck you in, you start to realize that it'll never happen.The project planning was very disorganized and not planned ahead of time, even by one week...so you can never plan any other contract work, projects, or appointments. They make you come in 3 days a week to work for only an hour, when it could've been - more...
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Good cafeteria, office is nice from the outside, free parking, pay was ok (as I wasn't limited to their 5 level structure)
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They treat contractors badly, office is dated looking from the inside and confusing to navigate, and you feel guilty working here as an environmentalist.
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The work overall isn't difficult. Many long time employees are resistant to new employees and alternative ideas about efficiency and productivity. Very old school work practices.
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Hard to get permanent position
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I enjoy the pay and benefits; however, middle management in Logistics is uneducated, unqualified, and ignores complaints of bullying and harassment. FortisBC is the classic case of the most senior workers being promoted to middle management, as if those two skill sets are the same.
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Salary and Benefits
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Toxic Working Environment
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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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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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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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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 overall Structured environment. Great room for advancement and growth. Current technology. Flexible work hours. Excellent benefits
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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 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 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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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Excellent workplace, with lots of experienced people to learn from; Flexible administration, great work/life balance, community involvement, advanced technologies.
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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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