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  1. "Working in a regulated industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Generally speaking, a great team atmosphere. A deep field of subject matter experts who often have decades of experience they are willing to share.

    Cons

    Working with the regulator and stakeholders can be challenging. Not suitable if you can't handle ideas that may be slow to change, or projects with long time frames and extensive consultation.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alberta Electric System Operator full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth in my career
    Support for Education
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes too much process
    Leadership quality varies throughout organization

    Advice to Management

    Need more ways to check in with employees on leadership performance

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A frustrating and difunctional organization"

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    Former Employee - Studies Engineer
    Former Employee - Studies Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alberta Electric System Operator full-time

    Pros

    The company provides a relatively good health and compensation package
    Relatively stable job
    Located in downtown Calgary!
    AESO days off
    will be super successful if you know how to bully others

    Cons

    Not recommended at all as it might be end of your career development
    Executives do not care about regular employees
     Poor management
    A very disorganized place to work for
    Not competitive salary
    lack of fairness
    There is no work-life balance. You are always under constant pressure by upper management
    poor resource management
    If you are looking for improvement in your career this is the wrong place
     You dont necessarily have to be competitively qualified for the position you are in as it is so common within this organization
    not a friendly environment
    unreasonable workload

    Advice to Management

    The whole management team needs to be reorganized.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Planning engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good health package
    Good RRSP cobtribution
    Good vacation time but hard to use it
    Almost secure job

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy
    No work-life balance at all
    No employee appreciation
    Not a good place to grow
    Not a fair and honest organization
    Horrible HR -bullying employees
    Unfair salary
    Continuous reorganization
    Will be screwed at lower grade salaries

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate good employees. Care more about the employee's feedback. Try to revise policies in an efficient manner


  5. "Overall Good, Secured Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Alberta Electric System Operator full-time

    Pros

    Good environment for young engineers

    Cons

    things get little bit political as you become senior

    Alberta Electric System Operator Response

    Sep 29, 2016 – Manager, Talent & Partners

    Thank you for taking the time to review AESO!


  6. "Very interesting industry with lots of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alberta Electric System Operator full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people working on very interesting things

    Cons

    Slow to make changes and could improve development of young professionals

    Advice to Management

    Provide increased opportunity for young professionals

    Alberta Electric System Operator Response

    Sep 29, 2016 – Manager, Talent & Partners

    Thank you for taking the time to review AESO!


  7. "I enjoyed my tenure at this company. Plenty of opportunities to learn new things."

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Analyst - HRMS & Human Resources Analytics in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Analyst - HRMS & Human Resources Analytics in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alberta Electric System Operator (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Progressive and visionary leader in my department (HR)

    Cons

    Some departments in the organization were a little resistant to change

    Alberta Electric System Operator Response

    Sep 29, 2016 – Manager, Talent & Partners

    Thank you for taking the time to review AESO!

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Well-meaning, but ultimately dysfunctional and frustrating organization."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Alberta Electric System Operator full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The AESO plays a crucial role in Alberta's electricity industry and there is correspondingly interesting work to do. There are more opportunities to advance than typically available in a utility. Similarly, there are opportunities to take on significant responsibility and learn a great deal.

    Cons

    The executive and board have difficulty clearly articulating the organization's mandate and there are often opposing views and power struggles between business units about roles and responsibilities. High turnover and poor training leads to inefficiencies and failure to comply with business practices. HR practices make it difficult to obtain necessary staff unless the business unit has a strong executive. High level of persistent conflict internally and externally.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what the AESO's core roles are and focus on them. Re-organize the AESO around those roles and shed other responsibilities that are largely duplicated at other organizations.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work at!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Alberta Electric System Operator full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture,great salary, good days off!

    Cons

    salaries not as good as oil & gas.

    Alberta Electric System Operator Response

    Sep 29, 2016 – Manager, Talent & Partners

    Thank you for taking the time to review AESO!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great team to work with but slow to react to change."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alberta Electric System Operator full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A very competitive benefits package. Great people to work with. Lots of interesting challenges to solve. There are opportunities to advance in the organization.

    Cons

    The organization is slow to react to change.


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