Ontario Power Generation

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Ontario Power Generation Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
46 Reviews
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Ontario Power Generation President and CEO Tom Mitchell
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  1.  

    Engineering/ Applied Science Trainee

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    + Good Pay
    + Good Experience

    Cons

    No cons of working in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Internship: Great learning experience and good environment

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Pickering, ON (Canada)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Department meeting was too long(almost 3 hours)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience, and work atmosphere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    rewarding and challenging

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

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

    Pros

    It was rewarding and challenging with a bright future.

    Cons

    Constant change in Management and eventually, you get someone who should not be Managing People or in some cases , managing very much. One came in with issues from previous plant...immediately took someone to task who was a good worker and a decent fellow without having all the facts. Individual opted to leave with a sizeable settlement. This should have let Management know they had a problem. Subsequently...individual started to bully subordinates and was obviously trying to put mark on his position. Unfortunately, decisions were not supported with rationale...and when asked about it...Manager flew off handle and hollered....you will do what I say,when I say or I will destroy you...That is hardly a good manager. I feel sorry for the Good Managers in this case...If you are reading this Tom...I would hope you are aware of these situations....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure when you bring people in, they are competent with honesty, integrity, and not in their own world...Decisions made to make change for the sake of change and do nothing to improve something will only cause people to object. They will do as asked, but their view of the manager is diminished. If it was made with a specific purpose to improve something, so be it. Whether it does or not, is not really the case. But if it is made just to put a person's mark on something...or to demonstrate that they are the boss.....it is a losing cause and very counterproductive to developing good team work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great learning opportunity, challenging work

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

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

    Pros

    Unique industry (nuclear) with unique work. Lots of challenging tasks and projects. Company has a relaxed culture which was appealing as an intern. Good work-life balance for the most part, good benefits

    Cons

    Often at times you'll start a project but will not see it go to completion because so many different parties are involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, was satisfied with management during my time there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Peers and colleagues

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

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic Benefits
    - Great same level peers

    Cons

    - Management
    - Ultra Slow Implementation Process
    - Uneven distribution of employees at the right places
    - Top Heavy Organization
    - Very low Unionized employee Morale
    - Double Standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get rid of the Cons mentioned above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Experience, Great Company that values safety more than anything else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - University Intern in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - University Intern in Oshawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good environment
    -Nice work life balance

    Cons

    -Complicated process
    -Slow to get work done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A shadow of its former self.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Best Paying in Ontario

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Pension, Safety, Vacation

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company, Lack of recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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