Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance for the most part, good benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Is a great place to work if you value job security and good pay (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of motivation of coworkers due to company structure (in 3 reviews)

  • Restriction in ability to use ones own mind for problem solving but due to the work environment it made sense (in 3 reviews)

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  1. I has a good experience and enjoyed my time there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation

    Pros

    OT worked hard to value their employees. I liked the managers and the positive attitudes around the office. Everyone contributed to a good company culture.

    Cons

    I would have liked to see a more competitive benefits package. The premiums continued to go up each and every year which was frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  2. Darlington Nuclear Engineer Job

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Engineer in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Nuclear Engineer in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Steady job and the pay is good. The population is aging and this gave younger employees a chance to quickly climb up but of course they must work hard for it. For engineers, they usually worked from 7:30am/8:00am to 3:00pm/3:30pm so you still have the rest of the day to yourself. The company also takes training seriously.

    Cons

    Darlington was not accessible by public transit for those who do not like to drive. While work can get very busy, people seemed to live a quite laid back life style outside of working hours which for someone young like myself, does not see myself doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the company went through business transformation, it seemed like every employee had their own version of the story. Management could do a bit better at communicating the happenings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great experience great people

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pickering, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation

    Pros

    Secure job, if you are dedicated and ambitious you can easily gain great experience and progress

    Cons

    Very laidback attitude is not a natural stimulant to professional growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good so far

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, very thorough training

    Cons

    Inefficiencies are quite frequent, problems that are minor get lots of attention, while major ones get ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much paperwork and round about ways of getting things done. Simplification is better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Electrical & Control Technician Co-op Student

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    Former Intern - Electrical & Control Technician Co-op in Clarington, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Electrical & Control Technician Co-op in Clarington, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well paying, good benefits. The people that work there are very knowledgeable and willing to help junior employees.

    Cons

    Can be boring at times, work can be very tedious and repetitive. There are some days where you don't have work to do and are just sitting around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strop micro-managing employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. good company very help full happy to assist with a

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation

    Pros

    lots of help provided by the company

    Cons

    low pay people earn more in this sector

  8. OPG Review - Engineering Trainee

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    Current Employee - Engineering Trainee in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Trainee in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation

    Pros

    Pros -- good people, great compensation & benefits packages even for entry level employees, amenable to work-life balance, 35 hour work week (engineers), job security. Great place to work if you are mediocre.

    Cons

    Cons -- Bureaucratic, very poor management in general (lack of respect for employees), no incentive to work hard (rewards based solely on tenure), unionized environment (engineers), location (Clarington, Ontario... where? exactly)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better support personal growth and reward hard-working individuals that produce results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Long TIme Employee

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    Current Employee - Field Shift Operating Supervisor in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Field Shift Operating Supervisor in Pickering, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation

    Pros

    If you like security this company whould satisfy that need. Very procedureal driven, routine driven.

    Cons

    Not a place if you like to have freedom to try new or different things, it is very regimented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are advancing the inexperienced too fast into management positions with out any technical knowledge and inexperienced with dealing with people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Fantastic engineering and management opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cradle to grave project management, access to 30yr technical veterans, excellent team dynamics, exciting work and challenging projects

    Cons

    High rate of operations and process change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not underestimate the value of purchasing, supply chain and stores personnel and impacts on station

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. opg

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation (less than a year)

    Pros

    salary,benefits, culture, career advancement, locatiion

    Cons

    too big, bureaucratic, slow,boring, repetitive,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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