Nova Scotia Power Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Good People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent tean work environment where people really cared about one another and human beings

    Cons

    Not a tremendous emphasis on career development and performance management to allow high performers to progress.


  2. Great learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and exposure to senior engineers and managers.

    Cons

    Few jobs available for new graduates.


  3. From the eyes of a power engineer on work placement

    Former Intern - Power Engineer in Point Tupper, NS (Canada)
    Former Intern - Power Engineer in Point Tupper, NS (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at Nova Scotia Power as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people - Great benefits and pension - Good pay for area - Great learning environment given you have the right shift

    Cons

    - Uncertainty in employment futures - Schedule was a bit weak but enabled for lots of overtime

    Advice to Management

    Can't say from a 6 week work term.


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  5. Sneaky Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good wages and good hours

    Cons

    back room dealings keep employees in the dark and then blind-side them.


  6. enjoyed working with very bright and professional people. however there was too much overtime needed.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nova Scotia Power as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    safety and wellness conscious, decent salaries for this area

    Cons

    people regularly work too much overtime


  7. stable, but not very intresting

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maint in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Maint in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    it gives me stable employment with a sustanable salery.

    Cons

    It is so heavyly managed, it leavs no room tohave much input into your work.


  8. Good people, very political

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are very cooperative to work with and pay is reasonable

    Cons

    Leadership can be very disengaged from operation due to the political nature of the organization

    Advice to Management

    Better focus on operational efficiencies


  9. Co-workers were fantastic, upper management incredibly difficult to deal with

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fantastic benefits and able to work close to my home town. The coworkers were also very nice to me. The position is essentially recession proof and I new my paycheques would be on time.

    Cons

    Found it difficult to obtain promotions and felt like I would be stuck in the same position forever. Felt that management would not heed my advice and that much of what I said was never seriously considered.


  10. NS power thermal generating division trenton ns

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    Current Employee - Power Engineer in Trenton, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Power Engineer in Trenton, NS (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    shift schedule is great for operators

    Cons

    Incompetent managers, low pay future does not look good here.


  11. A great company to work for if you plan on staying in Nova Scotia.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    - accommodations, meals and travel expenses are covered when travel is required (depending on the department, there is a lot of travel). - job security is probably pretty good, at least in the next 5 years or so, I can see dismissal happening if you do something like steal or deliberately break/kill something. - there are a lot of smart, hardworking peers.

    Cons

    - if you're based in Halifax, travel means going to a much smaller remote city/town. - company is going through some facelifts, part of that is compacting people into smaller, low-walled cubicles. - payscale means that a lot of people will leave the company for better compensation. Consider it the "Halifax Tax". Unless you have a lot of family/friends here, you could be working a lot less for a lot more money in a different city.

    Advice to Management

    Try to stay grounded with operations and the people at the bottom of the ladder. They do have a lot of good ideas. A lot of strategies/plans I've seen higher-level employees come up may look good on paper but are not very practical. On the other end, some of the people at the bottom don't have the big picture in mind when they grumble.



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