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Hydro One Toronto Reviews

Updated June 3, 2017
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Toronto, ON (Canada)

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Hydro One President & CEO Carmine Marcello
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Pros
  • People here have great work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Good pay, nice people, meaningful work (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to get a full-time position after interning (in 11 reviews)

  • the union takes a long time to go through barganing (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Project Coordinator Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Friendly co-workers
    - Highly values safe working conditions
    - Purposeful work

    Cons

    - Work can get dull and repetitive
    - Lack of employee growth encouragement
    - Lack of incentive to improve work
    - Ideas get stalled in process

    Advice to Management

    Continue to cut costs, however, do so in meaningful ways. Not penny wise and pound foolish.


  2. "Great Environment for Co-op Students"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, nice people, meaningful work

    Cons

    Lack of resource (software/people) to solve some problems sometimes

    Advice to Management

    More efficient workflow would be nice


  3. "Good to Great."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for
    - plenty of training
    - plenty of opportunities
    - excellent job experience
    - great working environment

    Cons

    - full time opportunities are rare

    Advice to Management

    create more full time opportunities if possible.


  4. "Program Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable work / life balance depending on the team and department.

    Cons

    Lack of quality in leadership. 60% of the management work force retired in the past 5 years leaving a huge knowledge deficit in the company. The move to a public company has created an environment where many new director and VP job roles have been created, but with no new staff underneath to do the work. At present, substantial pressure exists on the few qualified folks left.


  5. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible. the tasks are not challenging as good as your university exams. College student is enough to do the tasks. free work with $37 per an hour. only 35 hours of work, on those only 15 hours you would work. Permanent employees are lucky enough to hold a job their upon their retirement they are well enough settled.

    Cons

    No Challenging, management is with lack of communication, not organized, Administration very sloppy. Nothing happens on time. Permanent employees not really cared about their job since Union protect them. They do their job when they feel like to do it and when they want to do it. No sincerity and accountable.

    Advice to Management

    1- prefer Proper Administration
    2-Hire people with strong work ethics and excel in their field
    3-Make sure the time management and tasks completed on time with the perfection.
    4-Hire the interns again for the same department, so they already knew the flaws, so they will correct it.
    5-Train the new employees with expertise, don't let them shadow someone else's task.
    6-Etc.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Protection & Control Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good place for young professionals with a long term stableN outlook

    Cons

    Not much in cons, mostly a positive experience working at Hydro ONE.


  7. "Not a bad place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Network Management Engineer/Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Network Management Engineer/Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, have been working here for 5+years. Great benefit , great salary, defined pension. Work life balance is great, coworkers are similar age great place to make long term friends

    Cons

    New Managment has changed the environment a lot


  8. "Planner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Planner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Planner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The starting pay is great for students and new grads.
    The Bay St location is convenient.

    Cons

    Poor communication among departments and management.
    Work is not very challenging.
    Many people are unsure of their responsibilities and role.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on a bottom up approach. There needs to be more ownership over work.


  9. "Co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work life balance. Easy tasks at work. Great salary. Flexible timings. Great location and convenient. Friendly and easy going staff.

    Cons

    Hiring prospectives following the co-op are poor. Company only hires on temporary contract basis and almost never full-time. Company is not fast paced so you don't really learn much after a certain point.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your hiring strategy. Keep your employees happy by providing a progressive environment with a bright future rather than a negative HR image by discouragement in the field of hiring and promotions.


  10. "Very unique workplace with a lot of advancement opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Maintainer - Electrical Union Trades Supervisor III in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Regional Maintainer - Electrical Union Trades Supervisor III in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, good pay, good benefits, defined pension. Highest level of safety. It's a world class utility. Extensive safety training, and plenty of opportunity to learn about various parts of a utility

    Cons

    Unions, bureaucracy, it's hard to terminate people that are union protected. A lot of the trades now get hired as temporary-fulltime, with no guarantee of a permanent-fulltime. So prone to layoffs and getting moved around.


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