Hydro One Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Hydro One President & CEO Carmine Marcello
Carmine Marcello
13 Ratings

Pros
  • Compensation and work life balance was excellent (in 8 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits and most people are laid back (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Really hard to get hired as a full-time employee (in 3 reviews)

  • Under performing union employees are protected by their unions (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Internship engineering

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Hydro One

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great internship! Department was full of former interns. I learned a lot from this work term, both technical knowledge and how to act properly in an office job! Greatly recommend their internship program.

    Cons

    Some of the departments other interns were in seemed a bit boring since there wasn't enough work for all of them to do.

    Advice to Management

    Rehire more former interns as new grads!


  2. Co-op student review

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    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Hydro One

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

    Pros

    Lots of other co-ops to befriend, nice atmosphere. Some departments are better than others.

    Cons

    Laid-back, not fast-paced or extra-ordinarily engaging, disengaged employees in some departments.


  3. Not bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary, perks, friendly lowest level co-workers

    Cons

    Departments are pretty silod Little room for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Your staff should value more than you think.


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  5. One of the Best Companies in Canada

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

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Require further De-centralization of the company


  6. Great company to work for wit ha strong emphasis on safety.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - P&C Tech in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - P&C Tech in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Hydro One as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The pay is great. Work environment is professional and a lot can be learned, especially for coop students and new grads. Safety is emphasized.

    Cons

    There are no major cons asides from the fact that it is difficult to land a full time position.


  7. Great experience for people starting their careers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working with lots of different groups and people from different backgrounds

    Cons

    Unions, limited room for growth and no reason for motivation.


  8. Helpful (2)

    They are a good safe company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Electrician Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Electrician Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Safety and quality of overall work experience. Usually you have no issue getting the tools needed to do your job right. We get to work in a very unique environment.

    Cons

    Government organization, so you don't get as much of a competitive career growth. We tend to have very incompetent managers. We also have way too many rules and proceedures, if we followed every procedure we would never get any work done. People also assume you are useless if you work for hydro one, although there are a lot of useless people we have a lot of experienced and talented electricians here!

    Advice to Management

    Competitive wages, get rid of the slackers. For example, we have one individual who is a completely incompetent electrician and instead of getting rid of her they made her a supervisor but gave her no one to supervise and now she drives around to different crews to sell raffle tickets for charities. Waste of 100k a year right there!


  9. I worked as a coop student in the transmission engineering department for four months during the summer.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Hydro One as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Really good pay and hours. Interesting work and lots to see in the field.

    Cons

    You have to be a bit proctive to learn about other departments or thing in the field you would like to see.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits and most people are laid back. Good location, right next to Eaton Centre.

    Cons

    Sometimes depending on your position not enough work is given and later on you'll find yourself scrambling to get done the work they forgot to assign you. This is all more based on your supervisor.


  11. Retired happily

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Security (CSO) in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director Security (CSO) in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Hydro One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were the main reasons coupled with regular bonuses made being paid for what you did an important reason to stay.

    Cons

    There were not many cons other than the organization itself had for 15 years a hard time understanding the correct reporting relationship for security.



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