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Toronto Hydro Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
33 Reviews
2.9
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good; nice people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro

    Pros

    Stable work; good people; safety

    Cons

    less room to develop; Location matters

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't become management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor Standards and Policy in Toronto, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor Standards and Policy in Toronto, OH

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Large 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    One of best employer to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Technical Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Technical Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great employee benefits, excellent pension plan, great pay

    Cons

    Great place to work with and retire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toronto Hydro as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Excellent orientation programs which help to introduce the company and allow you to meet others you will be working with
    - Open Door Policy where questions are always welcome
    - People always willing to help out
    - "Laid back" environment, not fast paced
    - Friendly co-workers and supervisors
    - Decent amount of pay compared to other places that provide internships or student placements
    - Many learning opportunities if you communicate interests with management

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic (things take a long time to happen)
    - Technology not efficient (do things manually)
    - Not many challenging tasks (may lead to boredom)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good work life balance and passionate employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Technical Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toronto Hydro

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bad experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - IT Team in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Team in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    none. Was not intending to give even one star.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be totally reconstructed.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Toxic Work Enviroment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toronto Hydro as a contractor (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire base on qualification, not friendship or personal favours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toronto Hydro as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

    Nothing well run

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Antiquated processes and managemernt that rule by fear

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Project Consultant

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hard to identify any pros

    Cons

    IT 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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