Toronto Hydro

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Toronto Hydro Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
31 Reviews

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  1.  

    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)

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't become management

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    Former Employee - Supervisor Standards and Policy  in  Toronto, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor Standards and Policy in Toronto, OH

    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.  

    Good work life balance and passionate employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    Technical Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6.  

    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)

    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
  7. 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)

    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
  8.  

    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)

    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
  9. 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

    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
  10.  

    A truly awful experience

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

    Pros

    You 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good People to work with

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

    Pros

    Worked 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.

    Cons

    Executives 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 ManagementAdvice

    Dont over react when things don't as planned. Be prepared.

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