Toronto Hydro
3.1 of 5 30 reviews
www.torontohydro.com Toronto, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

Toronto Hydro Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.1 30 reviews

                             

36% Approve of the CEO

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Anthony M. Haines

(14 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good work life balance and passionate employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay. Flexible with hours. Plenty of food at the company's frequent group seminars. Work never goes home with you.

    ConsSomewhat of a dry work space and management seems somewhat stiff - all that is expected of a major utilities company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't become management

    Supervisor Standards and Policy (Former Employee)
    Toronto, OH

    ProsPays well, great benefits, pay for a lot of training.

    ConsLarge amount of manager turnover. I was the third supervisor in three years. Abnormal amount of managers fired. Very poor engineering group. Toxic work environment. Only work in unionized positions. There is a reason internal staff do not apply for management roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove the VPs creating a toxic work environment. Hire engineering managers who have actually designed and constructed things instead of promoting kids who just graduated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsComfortable place to work at with some great people, for the most part, good office culture.
    Good compensation and benefits. Friendly kitchen staff.

    ConsAt times, there were limited opportunities for advancement.
    Work can become especially busy the day after a very large storm.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad experience

    IT Team (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosnone. Was not intending to give even one star.

    ConsMany to list. And, I second point to point with the reviewers who gave the review on April 29th and April 26th.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be totally reconstructed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Toxic Work Enviroment

    Developer (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros-Pay is not bad, if your a contractor

    Cons-Red tape everywhere
    -Some really dumb employees that get hired through personal relationship
    -Terrible management

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hire base on qualification, not friendship or personal favours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood pay
    Nice people
    Amazing experience overall I was impressed initially when i worked there oh my god I loved it

    ConsA lot of menial tasks so it was pretty boring in the begining of my work experience at toronto hydro located in downtown toronto near the exit of the don valley parkway in toronto
    Easy work can get boring

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing well run

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Antiquated processes and managemernt that rule by fear

    Senior Project Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsHard to identify any pros

    ConsIT process that hasen't changed in 20 years
    Management rule by intimidation and fear
    Culture of finger pointing and no ownership
    IT management that is all to eager to throw staff under the bus while they climb over top of you

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign. Let new blood and ideas come through the organization. It needs to be revamped from the top on down, especially in IT

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A truly awful experience

    Senior Technical Student (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsYou get paid to show up and do work

    Cons- The pay is below average
    - Micromanaging
    - A lot of reorganization. My department had 3 or 4 majors changes to its organization structure in less than a year while I was there
    - No thought put into hiring practices. I had team members be hired on my team and transferred somewhere else within 2 or 3 weeks of being hired
    - Not a good team-building atmosphere. As a student I was the most senior person in my department. There was no mentoring or training. Employees are pit against each other and encouraged to spy on one another. Managers play favourites
    - Work is not challenging. Engineers are given work that secretaries can and actually do perform at the same company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good People to work with

    Project Analyst (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsWorked for over a year learned a lot. Freedom was given to me to work on assignments that interested me. Was lucky to have a good boss.

    ConsExecutives are too aggressive in decisions when things don't go according to plan. Massive layoffs happen when issues with Rate filings take place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont over react when things don't as planned. Be prepared.

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    good working environment, good pay

    Technical Student (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood working environment. People are nice and friendly

    ConsThe productivity is not as good as expected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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