Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
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Ontario Power Generation President and CEO Tom Mitchell
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Pros
  • There is great work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • The best things about Ontario Power Generation is its hours of work, job security as most jobs are unionized, and its fair salaries (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Slow paced work, No technical work available, Repetitive(No creative) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Great learning experience, and work atmosphere.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of my most fulfilling job experiences. A great place to learn because supervisors take time to mentor you and become life-long connections. It also helps that you get to work on interesting projects. Great work-life balance, great pay and cool perks offered as well.

    Cons

    Honestly, this was my favourite internship and I have no negative comments to say. But it's a 20 word minimum soo...

    Advice to Management

    Good open door policy - I had a chance to interact with a SVP and it was very enlightening.


  3. A shadow of its former self.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, great benefits, good salaries.

    Cons

    Company operating revenues are shrinking along with promotional opportunities. New build deferred indefinitely. Pickering Nuclear Generating Station will be shut down by 2020.
    Only remaining nuclear site Darlington NGS will undergo refurbishment.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to turn over. Current set is focused on maximizing retirement income.


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  5. Not much work, lots of reward

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Development Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Development Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge hourly rate for a coop student

    Cons

    Not a lot of work to go around, unless you actively search for it.


  6. Company Review

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    Current Employee - Unit Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Unit Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not the best pay master


  7. OPG

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary but that's it.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Senior Management that misleads employees. Total lack of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Decide if you are a public or private company. You either go for profit or act an arm of the government to implement it's policies. You can't do both.


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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary for the job

    Cons

    Work environment can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  9. It was a relaxing job and learned a lot about performing audits; also practised software development.

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    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxing and friendly environment with fairly well compesation.

    Cons

    Not a lot of challenge and advancement for young people. I found that I didnt learn a lot at the end of the four months long co-op term. One can push himself to learn in OPG but such is the nature of their business that there is not a lot of opportunity for cutting edge works and hence not a lot of new skills are acquired.

    Advice to Management

    Create challenge for employees! Modernize the nuclear business.


  10. Generally a nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ontario Power Generation is a great place that offers a lot of mentoring and room for growth. Salaries are decent and the work environment is friendly.

    Cons

    A lot of politics like in many big companies. Many processess are slow.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure management hirerachy to simply internal dynamics and overly slow company processes. Too much bureaucracy


  11. great company, great benefits, everything great great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Powerline Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Powerline Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -many things to learn,
    excellent wages and benefits,
    state of art technology to work with
    very good work environment
    job security is also good.
    no stress howsoever

    Cons

    work becomes sometimes boring,
    it can take longer to get things done
    very slow to implement new things being a big organization.

    Advice to Management

    hire new young talent.
    welcome new suggestions by the employees,
    give more opportunities for learning,
    provide more incentives for the employess.



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