Bruce Power Reviews

Updated May 24, 2015
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  1. Engineering intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern

    I worked at Bruce Power

    Approves of CEO
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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)

    I have been working at Bruce Power

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  3. Good Learning Experience; Difficult to Develop

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bruce Power full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Simulation Engineer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Simulation Engineer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Performance Improvement, Quality & Corrective Action

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    • 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)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  7. operator

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    Current Employee - Operator in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operator in Kincardine, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money and lots of new people

    Cons

    Boring, sit around alot, no hot chicks


  8. Helpful (2)

    Engineering at Bruce Power

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    • 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)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent package

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Kincardine, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  10. The company is highly dedicated to what it does

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Position in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Student Position in Kincardine, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They offer a great work environment and competitive salary. The people there are friendly for the most part. They are flexible with hours and overtime is possible.

    Cons

    It is located in a region which is far from any major city. The area is not highly culturally diverse. There isn't a whole lot to do outside of work in this region.


  11. A great learning opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Student in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Development Student in Kincardine, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bruce Power

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people to work with Chance to be involved in whatever interests you Lots of learning from qualified people

    Cons

    Hard to move up in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!



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