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  • "Remote location, poor on planning and hence lots of reactive work(in 4 reviews)

  • "Although it can be challenging at times travelling to site through our Bruce County Winters, Bruce Power maintains a "Safety First" practice(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Development Student"

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    Former Contractor - Development Student 

    I worked at Bruce Power for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great environment -Great pay for students

    Cons

    -Harsh winters. -Hermit mode in winter.

    Bruce Power2017-09-09
  2. "Engineer/Engineering Trainee"

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    Senior Technical Engineer/Officer in Kincardine, ON
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    I have been working at Bruce Power

    Pros

    Best place to work. Good job environment.

    Cons

    Weather is terrible. Hard to survive in Winters.

    Advice to Management

    Good work. Keep it up!!

    Bruce Power2016-02-13
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  4. "SECOND TO NONE"

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    BSR 
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    I have been working at Bruce Power

    Pros

    Our CEO is the best in the business. He runs a tight ship and is honest and up front with all employees while encouraging staff across site to do quality work and reach their full potential. Of course Safety is always first and foremost and continued education/training is a must. All staff contribute to a better tomorrow, not just on site but throughout the community as well. To be a part of this team, brings a sense of pride and accomplishment second to none.

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    Cons

    Although it can be challenging at times travelling to site through our Bruce County Winters, Bruce Power maintains a "Safety First" practice. As always, they do their best to keep our commutes as safe as possible. There are buses running from Port Elgin and Kincardine to site and when necessary (i.e., multiple road closures, etc.), they will advise non-critical staff (Category B & C) not to report to work, while making certain that Category A staff are on site at all times.

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    Bruce Power2015-09-12
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    "Great pay but very political"

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    Contractor 

    I worked at Bruce Power

    Pros

    -CEO Duncan Hawthorne is excellent -Very strong focus on safety culture, important for the nuclear power industry -Great pay, good benefits package (if full time) -Best place to work in Bruce County, can be a job for life -Early retirement with full pension (some people retire as early as age 50!) -Contractors haven, lots of great opportunities there to work on big projects -Bruce County area is gorgeous cottage country in the summer

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    Cons

    -Location, Tiverton Ontario which is a three hour drive from Toronto while it's fantastic in the summer the winters there are brutal, especially the driving conditions, it's very common to land your car in a ditch -Very political atmosphere -Union culture is sometimes job protectionist -If you're not from Bruce County it may a while for co-workers to warm up to you -It takes a long time to get projects done, lots and lots of process and procedures, everything moves at a snails pace...however not all of this fault lies with the company, the nuclear industry regulations slow things down as well which is beyond Bruce Power's control -Very slow hiring process and aging work force

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    Advice to Management

    Speed up your hiring process. You have a problem attracting some talent due to the location, expand your Toronto office, perhaps open a London Ontario location...allow people to telecommute (especially contractors)

    Bruce Power2011-04-21
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