Hydro One Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
69 Reviews
3.9
69 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One as an intern for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Retired happily

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 10 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Hydro One as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Somewhat 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more empathetic with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hydro One, good company where the buddy system prevails

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Supply Chain Management  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager, Supply Chain Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good salary, big company and good benefits

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Co-op learning experinece

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Protection, Metering & Control  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Protection, Metering & Control in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One as an intern for more than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Depends if you are in the union

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Hydro One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentives for management. Union gets way more and has job protection/security.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good for stability

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Mid 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good benefits. Good pension.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Protection and Control  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Protection and Control in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good pension. Good colleagues.

    Cons

    No incentive to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better incentive to attract more young people into management positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A very professional place, would work here again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op Student  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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