Bruce Power

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- Excellent, a very enjoyable term and good learning experience

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Former Employee - Development Student  in  Port Elgin, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Development Student in Port Elgin, ON (Canada)

Pros

- Good Training
- Mentoring available, on request
- They don't expect co-ops to do a lot of work because they want them to learn more rather than perform more

Cons

- too many procedures slows down the work
- too many redundant activities and work gets off the plan easily, if not properly scheduled

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- get students involved more in the daily mix ( i was lucky to get involved because i showed initiative)
- provide more training to students

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    Great pay but very political

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    Former Employee - Contractor
    Former Employee - Contractor

    Pros

    -CEO Duncan Hawthorne is excellent
    -Very strong focus on safety culture, important for the nuclear power industry
    -Great pay, good benefits package (if full time)
    -Best place to work in Bruce County, can be a job for life
    -Early retirement with full pension (some people retire as early as age 50!)
    -Contractors haven, lots of great opportunities there to work on big projects
    -Bruce County area is gorgeous cottage country in the summer

    Cons

    -Location, Tiverton Ontario which is a three hour drive from Toronto while it's fantastic in the summer the winters there are brutal, especially the driving conditions, it's very common to land your car in a ditch
    -Very political atmosphere
    -Union culture is sometimes job protectionist
    -If you're not from Bruce County it may a while for co-workers to warm up to you
    -It takes a long time to get projects done, lots and lots of process and procedures, everything moves at a snails pace...however not all of this fault lies with the company, the nuclear industry regulations slow things down as well which is beyond Bruce Power's control
    -Very slow hiring process and aging work force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up your hiring process. You have a problem attracting some talent due to the location, expand your Toronto office, perhaps open a London Ontario location...allow people to telecommute (especially contractors)

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    "Do it for the money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tiverton, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tiverton, NS (Canada)

    Pros

    -Pay scales are off the chart
    - A hiring freeze in the late 90's leaves a huge gap in their workforce
    - Aging workforce, I would have cake at least once a week for a retirement

    Cons

    -Bureaucracy
    -Meetings on meetings
    -Union rules "You can't move a chair into another room, thats not in your job responsibility"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Try to make the meetings faster and more efficient (a lot of the time an email would have sufficed)
    - The union rules are amusing, I would keep them just for the humour they bring

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