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Hydro One Toronto Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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Hydro One President & CEO Carmine Marcello
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Pros
  • was able to maintain a good work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

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

Cons
  • hiring very less full time employee (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good overall environment. Individuals in most departments are real close."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides great benefits. Good working hours and emphasis on worker safety. Accomodating management will enable employees to get access to tools needed in order for them to succeed on the job.

    Cons

    Depending on role, jobs can often become mundane since many tasks and duties require repitition. Of course this applies only after one gets accustomed to their respective role.

    Advice to Management

    More training and enrolement of employees in further education would be benifiial to help company grow.


  2. "Asset Mgmt"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Planner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package, opportunity to go on short term rotations to learn the business.

    Cons

    A bit of a "old boy club", outside experience not valued very much

  3. "Overall a great place, but the union ruins it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Management Engineer/Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Network Management Engineer/Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Amazing work life balance
    - Flexible hours
    - Incredible health/life benefits/insurance
    - Defined Benefit Pension Plan (until 2016)
    - LOTS of opportunities for training and conferences
    - Moderate - but not great - pay

    Cons

    - UNION! No one does more than bare minimum (or much less, actually) because engineers are protected by the Society.
    - Progression and rewards not based on merit, but on the buddy system.

    Advice to Management

    - Employ a performance system that takes performance into account! I wouldn't have left if not for this reason.


  4. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Moving to a customer focused company; Great work environment; Strong committment to employee development; Competitive renumeration and benefits.

    Cons

    Very few cons. Working in a heavily regulated industry can be challenging but rewarding if you're up to it.


  5. "Material Management Coop"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Material Management Coop in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Material Management Coop in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot to learn
    Nice Salary

    Cons

    No Cons of Working Here


  6. "Project Coordinator Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  7. "Overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Real Estate Management in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Real Estate Management in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing pay
    Friendly management and work environment
    Flexibility to work from different locations

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic
    Nothing ever gets done quick enough
    Lazy people who just come in and leave whenever they wish

  8. "Great Environment for Co-op Students"

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    • 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


  9. "Program Manager"

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    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.


  10. "Intern"

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    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.


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