Bruce Power

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Bruce Power Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
14 Reviews
3.7
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    pays well for full time permenent employees

    Cons

    remote area so the winter sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Immigrates are hard to be recognized management skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Learning Experience; Difficult to Develop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good money and lots of new people

    Cons

    Boring, sit around alot, no hot chicks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Performance Improvement, Quality & Corrective Action

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Training, Benefits, Good Structure, Goals

    Cons

    Too much "boys club" affecting the opportunity to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at treating middle management better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering at Bruce Power

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent package

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Excellent package, support, and benefits

    Cons

    Remote area, but still a very nice environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interesting programs to retain young professionals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The company is highly dedicated to what it does

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great overall objective but procedures over done

    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

    I have been working at Bruce Power as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Feels great to be part of a company doing meaningful work of producing energy for the province in a clean and safe manner.
    Lots of really great people.

    Cons

    While very strict procedures make sense for the nuclear operations aspects, same mindset extends to other areas, bogging things down in long drawn out and convoluted procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in the people you hire to do things. Senior management should not micromanage so much. Shake up the union's firm grip on things.

  10.  

    Everything you can ask for in an internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kincardine, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bruce Power as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely supportive. Even for interns, there is flexibility in working hours (which may depend on the work group you are working in). A lot of cross-work group assignments can be expected. The work location is one of a kind too! Highly recommended!

    Cons

    is better to work at Bruce Power if you have a car. There are shuttle buses to and from work, but it is the best to get a car so you can get around town.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    A great learning opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Student in Kincardine, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Development Student in Kincardine, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bruce Power

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends

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