Hydro One

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Hydro One Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated January 3, 2015
Updated January 3, 2015
76 Reviews
3.9
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good pay for the little amount of work you do (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.  

    One of the Best Companies in Canada

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Require further De-centralization of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

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

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    They are a good safe company to work for.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great experience for people starting their careers.

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

    Pros

    Working with lots of different groups and people from different backgrounds

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

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

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    Retired happily

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hydro One, good company where the buddy system prevails

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  11.  

    Depends if you are in the union

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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