Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
37 reviews filtered by
  • Toronto, ON, Canada Area
  • Any Job Title
3.6
37 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Ontario Power Generation President and CEO Tom Mitchell
Tom Mitchell
21 Ratings

37 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Darlington Nuclear Engineer Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    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
  2. Great experience great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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
  3. 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)

    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Electrical & Control Technician Co-op Student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    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
  6. OPG Review - Engineering Trainee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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
  7. 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

    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
  8. 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)

    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
  9. 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)

    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
  10. 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)

    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
  11. Great learning experience, and work atmosphere.

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

    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

Work at Ontario Power Generation? Share Your Experiences

Ontario Power Generation

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.