Fortis BC
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3.4 out of 5 stars.
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Great work life balance but pay is below industry average

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I have enjoyed my time at FortisBC. There is good quality people working in the company, but the best people tend to not stay for long. Advancement opportunities within the company are good as long as you can work from Surrey. However, excellence is not recognized as the annual "performance" bonus and salary increases are dictated by the executive rather than by people's achievements.


Work life balance, benefits and vacation


Pay and it is a fossil fuel company
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Great benefits

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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Friendly Staff

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.


Great staff


Lack of flexibility
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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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Operational support specialist in HR, Safety and Training

The best part of working with Fortis was my interaction with my field and operations team. I supported them with all the safety, compliance and regulated training programs along with daily HR coach/counsel for industrial relations and performance management. The down to earth tradesmen of this gas and electric utility industry made my day real, original and helped keep me grounded in the core business. I thrived on the ability to make a positive difference as I supported my leadership team at Fortis.


Changing environment with lots of opportunities for creative and autonomous work.


As the company grew, it sometimes became difficult to stay connected with all the leadership regularly.
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Based on 95 reviews

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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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