Bruce Power Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. App.A mechancail maintainer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Maintainer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Maintainer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bruce Power (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    World class power generator usually the best of the best for tools,equipment simple as clean coveralls ,lockers,after hours gym,ERTetc,very knowledgeable full time co-workers.

    Cons

    Hard getting work completed due to permits,wa's etc, but understandable due to the nature of the work,if these could be streamed lined that would be a major hurdles.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of knee jerk over reactions to situations have, more peer reviews of management positions especially FLM's .


  2. Good place to work and raise a family

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great pay, benefits and work life balance. All work beyond 35 hours is payable as overtime. the pay as an idividual contributor is greater than that of some management.

    Cons

    sorting through the miles of procedures and other tedium can be tiresome. THere is a lot of bureaucracy that comes with the nuclear industry. little possibility for career growth.


  3. Engineering intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, beautiful environment (except the snow squalls in the winter). People there are generally much more mannered than Torontonians and are willing to give you a helping hand. Low level of stress and workload. They take care of Co-ops through tours and lunch&learns.

    Cons

    Slow. Safety accounts for a large part of the company so there are many procedures and processes to be followed, requiring baby steps before arriving at the final decision/project. Not likely to be busy.

    Advice to Management

    Work orders and projects need to be more streamlined and the timelines need to be more focused. Perhaps consider modifying the project life cycle process to make sure everyone get their work done on time.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    High paying job with opportunities for growth and lateral movement to internal positions.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Engineer/Officer in Owen Sound, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Engineer/Officer in Owen Sound, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits of working here are great: high salary, great pension, unmatched health benefits, and lots of time off. The work life balance for most positions in the company are very good.

    Cons

    Due to the unionized environment, you aren't always working with the most motivated individuals (especially those later in their careers). Also as a result of the unionized environment, high performers are not usually rewarded for their outstanding work, as raises and job promotions are usually given on an experience basis, not performance basis.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to those in your group who truly want to improve the company, and reward them so they have incentives to stay and continue to perform at high levels.


  6. Good Learning Experience; Difficult to Develop

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bruce Power full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting areas despite being older technology, a good place to begin work experience for new graduates. Opportunities for those who are willing to take on a challenge;

    Cons

    Difficult to develop due to limited advancement opportunity in technical fields and management ladder does not seem appealing to most junior staff. Culture was very union based and very much ended up rewarding the weaker links at the expense of the stronger ones. A significant number of roles can be very repetitive and not particularly rewarding from an engineering standpoint.


  7. pretty good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Simulation Engineer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Simulation Engineer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bruce Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pays well for full time permenent employees

    Cons

    remote area so the winter sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Immigrates are hard to be recognized management skills.


  8. Performance Improvement, Quality & Corrective Action

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Section Manager in Port Elgin, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Section Manager in Port Elgin, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bruce Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, Benefits, Good Structure, Goals

    Cons

    Too much "boys club" affecting the opportunity to advance

    Advice to Management

    Look at treating middle management better


  9. operator

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operator in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bruce Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good money and lots of new people

    Cons

    Boring, sit around alot, no hot chicks


  10. Helpful (2)

    Engineering at Bruce Power

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Engineer/Officer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Engineer/Officer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bruce Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pension, benefits, job security. Good pay for an engineering job when compared to the real world but pathetic pay when compared to what other people make there having far less responsibility.

    Cons

    No one makes decisions, responsibility without the authority to make change, disgruntled union work force, over proceduralized to ensue safe operation however no work can get accomplished therefore actually making the operating plant less safe (isn't that ironic), finger pointing blame game trying to target one person when no task ever takes one person to complete. No way the current operating model can continue to support the work force long term. Extremely slow to get anything accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about metrics and work management schedules and focus on reality and what is important to continue to produce clean, safe, reliable power.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent package

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bruce Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent package, support, and benefits

    Cons

    Remote area, but still a very nice environment

    Advice to Management

    More interesting programs to retain young professionals



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