Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. One of the best companies to work for in Ontario

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Developmental Student in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Engineering Developmental Student in Pickering, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of staff ready to teach you the ins and outs of the system. Great learning experience. Good pay rate for students.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are really slow days due to lack of work assignments. At times the company can get extremely bureaucratic; took almost a month to set up my computer access.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much to add here, overall the management is very competent. I was fortunate enough to attend several meetings with upper management and it was nice to see how things are run.

  2. Darlington Nuclear Engineer Job

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

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

    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 Management

    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

  3. Great experience great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Pickering, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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  5. Good so far

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

  6. Electrical & Control Technician Co-op Student

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Strop micro-managing employees.

  7. OPG Review - Engineering Trainee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Trainee in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Trainee in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation

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

    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 Management

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

  8. Long TIme Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Engineering/ Applied Science Trainee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer In Training in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer In Training in Pickering, 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

    + Good Pay
    + Good Experience

    Cons

    No cons of working in this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  10. Internship: Great learning experience and good environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - ELearning Multimedia Developer in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - ELearning Multimedia Developer in Pickering, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team to work for. Company is very concerned for the well being of its workers.

    Cons

    Company politics extend the grasp of most employees, yet still affect/make things difficult for employees sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Some policies are a little too strict and make things more difficult than necessary (ex. hiring, contract extensions etc.)

  11. The best engineering Intern job because you get paid a lot!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Pickering, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Project Management, Very generous about time off, Very supportive, People are generally nice,

    Cons

    Slow paced work, No technical work available, Repetitive(No creative)

    Advice to Management

    Department meeting was too long(almost 3 hours)

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