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Hydro One Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated Jul 11, 2014
Hydro One – Canada – “Station”

Hydro One – Canada – “Station”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.8 37 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Hydro One President & CEO Carmine Marcello

Carmine Marcello

(9 ratings)

97% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good corporate structure & work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Good pay for the little amount of work you do (in 11 reviews)


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

  • Work may get repetitive within a particular role (in 4 reviews)

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    Retired happily

    Director Security (CSO) (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hydro One, good company where the buddy system prevails

    Manager, Supply Chain Management (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood salary, big company and good benefits

    Conscompetent people will not get promoted, only the buddy system prevails

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good company to work for.

    Engineer (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood job security, decent salary and benefits. Nice people and management. Good training for new employees, possible career development but somewhat difficult as is more seniority based.

    ConsSomewhat slow work place, lots of standards and practices in place make innovation and new ideas difficult. Kind of old school company with older management practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be more empathetic with employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Depends if you are in the union

    IT (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat company to work for if you are a union employee. Great benefits, salary increases, job security, and vacation.

    ConsNo incentive to work or move into management here. Management gets less benefits, vacation, and possibly less pay then its employee's. Salaries are frozen and things are not getting better. Under performing union employees are protected by their unions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more incentives for management. Union gets way more and has job protection/security.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Co-op learning experinece

    Protection, Metering & Control (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Great learning experience
    - Very friendly colleagues & team leads
    - Great pay
    - Good location

    Cons- Work tends to be repetitive
    - Hire too many interns for a given job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Many layers to the hierarchy, experience depends on which group you work for.

    Analyst (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsHigh pay, good benefits, focus on safety and employee well-being. Provides lots of opportunities to apprentices/co-op students, allowing for growth in our younger work force.

    ConsHierarchical, constant changes to management, upward mobility is limited depending on who you know and not what you know.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on employee skills rather than their relationship with upper management when it comes to promotions/upward mobility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good benefits. Good pension.

    Senior Protection and Control (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood benefits. Good pension. Good colleagues.

    ConsNo incentive to move up in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better incentive to attract more young people into management positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for stability

    Junior Engineer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsStable, Work/Life Balance, Union can protect against exploitation, The work is generally innovative and customer focused

    ConsMid level managers are busy fighting fires and focused on their own reputations
    Short sighted organization due to regulation structure
    Much of the public and customers are dissatisfied with the company
    Opportunities to move up or laterally happen once every 7-12 years
    Mid level managers actively discourage any employee development
    Business is shrinking and any new business goes exclusively to consultants/contractors

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on customers, not the headlines. Constant organizational/management changes are a distraction with negative results. Don't fire people without cause to appease the media, employees will lose faith.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very professional place, would work here again

    Co-Op Student (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsVery good pay, everyone is nice, everyone is professional, a good diverse group. Also it is in a pretty awesome location (downtown Toronto). The building is also very nice and convenient.

    ConsSometimes not enough work is given, you might have to find ways to keep busy. The company is very structured, but there seems to be some reshuffling and what not since a new CEO has been appointed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work experience

    Contract Management Buyer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosonly the starting pay is good, good working hours, vacation

    ConsUnfair hiring practices, only if you are a suck up and do things for the managers outside of work then you'll get promoted and noticed

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop giving jobs to your family and friends!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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