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Nova Scotia Power Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Nice people, Stable employment for experienced professionals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, beautiful location right on the waterfront (which is nice in the summer). Great place to work if you're experienced and looking to settle into that 9-5 corporate atmosphere. They give you a lot of opportunity to do things your way.

    Cons

    I found there was a lot of turnover in my department, to the extent that nobody in my division was in their proper role for more than a year. Although everyone is super nice and friendly individually, their transitioning is not something to be desired. My manager was learning exactly what my job entailed at the same time I was, which was concerning since they were little to no help to me grabbing my bearings. You get to do things your way but if you don't know what that thing is, it's hard to do.

    Advice to Management

    I'm all for people exploring different opportunities in the company, maybe just plan it out a little better.


  2. "Coop Student"

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    Former Employee - Coop Student in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Coop Student in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities (can work in endless varieties of roles), opportunities for growth and development. Good pay, likely good benefits as well.

    Cons

    Slow to get things done in a large company. Hierarchy and seniority taken too seriously. As a student, can be forgotten about.

  3. "Fair"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nova Scotia Power (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Safe, Development Opportunity, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Resistive to deploy new technologies, regulated


  4. "Great if you don't run into health issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Uniacke, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Uniacke, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company takes great care of its employees for the most part.

    Cons

    If you run into health issues, even if you have medical notes from doctors they will make it necessary to see their company doctor. This doctor is only out for the company's best interest and will state that you are fit to work, regardless of what your doctor has stated.


  5. "Good People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent tean work environment where people really cared about one another and human beings

    Cons

    Not a tremendous emphasis on career development and performance management to allow high performers to progress.


  6. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and exposure to senior engineers and managers.

    Cons

    Few jobs available for new graduates.


  7. "Sneaky Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good wages and good hours

    Cons

    back room dealings keep employees in the dark and then blind-side them.

  8. "stable, but not very intresting"

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    Current Employee - Maint in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Maint in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    it gives me stable employment with a sustanable salery.

    Cons

    It is so heavyly managed, it leavs no room tohave much input into your work.


  9. "Good people, very political"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are very cooperative to work with and pay is reasonable

    Cons

    Leadership can be very disengaged from operation due to the political nature of the organization

    Advice to Management

    Better focus on operational efficiencies


  10. "Co-workers were fantastic, upper management incredibly difficult to deal with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nova Scotia Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fantastic benefits and able to work close to my home town. The coworkers were also very nice to me. The position is essentially recession proof and I new my paycheques would be on time.

    Cons

    Found it difficult to obtain promotions and felt like I would be stuck in the same position forever. Felt that management would not heed my advice and that much of what I said was never seriously considered.


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