Ontario Power Generation

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Ontario Power Generation Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great learning experience, and work atmosphere.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not much work, lots of reward

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    Former Employee - Development Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Development Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Huge hourly rate for a coop student

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not the best pay master

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OPG

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    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)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary but that's it.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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 ManagementAdvice

    N/a

  8.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Create challenge for employees! Modernize the nuclear business.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Generally a nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great company, great benefits, everything great great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Powerline Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Powerline Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lack of Transparency

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    Current Employee - Tax Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tax Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation

    Pros

    Not much
    Close to home
    nice co-workers
    flexible hours
    overall the compensation is decent, other benefits are quite similar to other companies

    Cons

    long hours, no training, no career advancement
    poor management both in company direction and at personal level
    always over worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide training, don't over work employees
    provide career counseling, provide better sense of direction
    allow employee to move to different positions

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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