Fortis BC
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3.5 out of 5 stars.
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All in all a pretty good work experience. The work life balance isn't always there, worked some evenings and weekends to keep up with work load. Staff are excellent to work with and lots of opportunities to progress inside the company.
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If you are an Engineer trying to get into this company your Development will be compromised.

Life-Work balance is excellent. Engineering Management has been going downhill for the past 3 years. If you are an Engineer you will be tasked with Co-op work, or it could go to the other extreme where work is hectic. Director and Managers love to micromanage. Not the place to develop as an Engineer.

Pros

Good life-work Balance

Cons

Micromanagers, office politics from the 90s.
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God people and fun workplace.

Good place for young engineers and great place for mature professionals. Excellent work environment. Good opportunities for advancement. I'd work there again in a heartbeat.
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Fun and engaging

I loved working here! Did two seperate contacting jobs in two different depts. Managers were nice and supportive. Teams were fun to work with. Make sure you meet the application requirements for education as union jobs can't make special considerations.
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Private monopoly where who you know is more important than what you know.

They tend to hire friends and family to management positions. Toxic work culture where the only avenue to move up is to look the other way on morally and technically suspect decisions and tell management what they want to hear. Their safety culture is paper thin. Mostly exists on paper. They don't let facts get in the way of their excellent safety record.
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Productive work and friendship

Good engineering projects, International travel, excellent management for 3/4 of the employment, excellent peers, good vacation time, travel within the Province.
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Osr

Wonderful establishment with limitless possibilities for career growth. They assist everyone with their education and career goals and offer very attractive benefits and vacation benefits.

Pros

Everything

Cons

None
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Stable work environment but not quite encouraging for who hopes to advance career

Not as desirable as people think from outside. Hires a lot of temp/contract basis employee, low job security and high turnover rate, waste of resources on training and learning (lose-lose situation for employees and employer).
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Excellent place to work!

Management could’ve been more supportive, overall good management. Benefits are amazing, you get a generous amount of time off. The pension plan contributions are quite high which can eat up a big chunk of the pay chek.
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Na

Each department operates separately. Could have good management or support in one department and not in another. The company is as good as the management you fall under

Pros

Na

Cons

Na
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Excellent starter job for people new to working in a office or call center. Opportunity to develop and grow with the company unlikely.

This is a great job to gain experience working in customer service in a office/call center environment. But be warned, when being hired as a customer service rep you are at the bottom of a large pyramid. The opportunity to be promoted or work in another department is very rare. Scheduling is very strict. You have to work your life around their schedule, they will not accommodate. You have to book time off a year in advance, and just because you booked this time a year in advance does not mean it will be approved.  At first I felt like a valued member of a team but now I have realized I am Just another number. If you're looking for a stable job just get you to retirement this job would be ideal.  But keep in mind you'll be given more and more work to do without a pay increase. The thing that's mainly keeping me here is the pay is decent for not having to do any hard physical labour.

Pros

Weekends off. Medical and dental

Cons

Strict scheduling. Little opportunity to grow
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Top heavy

So many managers at FortisBC. It appears good on the surface but there has been so many changes from the top down. Leadership is VERY disconnected from the workforce.
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Toxic old boys club.

The people who advance are the back side kissing, yes people. If you are willing to place your integrity on the shelve, you will fit right in. They coerce loyalty and punish challenging the status quo. Disjointed union with no solidarity leading to members reporting and backstabbing on each other. Very good pay for the work.

Pros

Good wages.

Cons

Toxic management. Double standards. Weak union. Weaker HR.
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Great team to work with / comfortable workplace

FortisBC was a great place to work. In Kelowna the office and team had a really relaxed environment. People and management were friendly and helpful when starting out.
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Very stressful and disrespectful

Team managers are very rude, gossipy and bullying employees. You are watched every second, micromanaged to the point they time your washroom breaks, if you go three times they pull you in and give you the 3rd degree and warnings. Graveyard shifts are forced upon you. If you call in sick or are 1min late they call you into a union meeting and insult you.The union is not in the employee side it’s in the management side, you will not be supported by the union. The worst place I ever worked.

Pros

Retirement Benefit only.

Cons

Graveyard. Favouritism. Childish management
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Micro management

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

Pros

Pays ok

Cons

Micro management
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Not a good place to work as a non-union employee

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 - 

Pros

Good cafeteria, office is nice from the outside, free parking, pay was ok (as I wasn't limited to their 5 level structure)

Cons

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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Very competitive, Union

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.

Pros

Salary

Cons

Hard to get permanent position
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Caution - Toxic Waste Inside

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.

Pros

Salary and Benefits

Cons

Toxic Working Environment
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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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Overall rating

Based on 80 reviews

Ratings by category

3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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