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Supportive culture

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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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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 - 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Na

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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Poorly managed

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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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.

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Great staff

Cons

Lack of flexibility
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Great, positive place to work with outstanding people

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!

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Free lunches, team building, great employee support

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Great company to work for

Will pay for schooling as long as it can be applied in the workplace. Excellent Benefits. Great vacation time. A lot of room for advancement. Many different locations throughout BC, Alberta.
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Efficient, family cultured work environment

Working at FortisBC was a great experience. Very tough process of getting hired on, but would recommend the company to anyone seeking a career in the field of Natural Gas. A typical day at work involves coming in and greeting all the coworkers and management. Also getting the systems open so you can get all software up and running before the beginning of the day. Lots of vigorous work in terms of data entry, but nonetheless very mentally focused work. Hardest part of the job is the unpredictability of your superiors, but overall great company.

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Vacation time off, wage/salary, good work environment

Cons

Lack of communication at times
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Great work environment and management. A place to professionally grow and develop with.

Worked here for 2.5 years in a supportive and learning environment. Both management and co-workers were awesome and supportive. The hardest part of the job was being laid off and the most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with colleagues and learning new things. Only downside is that they were re-organizing and streamlining procedures to work in a more efficient manner to not duplicate services, so staff were laid off.

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Team Building Activities

Cons

Job Security - Hired on contract so the job was not secure
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Energetic fun place to work

Great work place that provides good work/life balance. The most enjoyable part of the job was reporting to the VP, who was a great mentor. I learned a lot from him, as he provided guidance and feedback.
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The people here are amazing to work with

I love my co-workers. The job culture here is so great. Everyone looks out for one another. Work schedules are flexible. I've gained so much valuable work experience.
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