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Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Unionized Engineers and amazing work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Good pay, vacation and benefits (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • there are no CONS, it is all pros (in 6 reviews)

  • All Engineering work is contracted out (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Site Incharge"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site In Charge in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Site In Charge in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I want to relocate anywhere in the world for my self growth.

    Cons

    I have nothing for that

    Advice to Management

    I do whatever company demand at any time with positively.


  2. "great place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place and benefits also

    Cons

    None at and great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work

  3. "I has a good experience and enjoyed my time there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    OT worked hard to value their employees. I liked the managers and the positive attitudes around the office. Everyone contributed to a good company culture.

    Cons

    I would have liked to see a more competitive benefits package. The premiums continued to go up each and every year which was frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "Good Internship experience, lots of responsibility"

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    Former Employee - Technical Engineering Intern in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Engineering Intern in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of responsibility
    - Good speaking experience
    - Good variety of experience

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic culture, lots of paperwork


  5. "Don't go there unless you are part of the Union"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and pension.
    In addition, for Union employees ONLY there are lots of pluses: short days, reasonable work load, crazy long vacation allowance, sick days, family days.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are actually mediocre compared to market.

    At the union employee level, lots of lazy and entitled staff! if you work hard sorry but you will be paid exactly as the lazy bunch that do nothing and just want to make $140k by warming up their chairs!
    At the manager level there is a lot of backstabbing and some managers continually throw other people under the bus to get promoted. As a manager, your performance is not evaluated by how you achieved your objectives, but how directors in your area say you did (most of the time there are no objective evaluations), so it becomes a game of managers living to please directors and the latter very often have no knowledge of their areas!
    If you are targeted as an undesirable manager they will make everything possible to make you fail and point at every single minor mistake you make (while other managers will be told nothing for much worse mistakes)...
    There are lots of buzzwords that are repeated to the nausea, but mean nothing or are only applied when it is convenient for the director of VP in question.
    Often some directors make up statements without checking facts and just by repeating them over and over these statements become facts!
    Bottom line, don't go there unless you have the protection of a Union

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the subjective evaluations and whatever you want your managers to do put it in writing AND evaluated according to what is agreed the work plan will be!!!!


  6. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Great work hours
    -Competitive wage compared to interns from other companies
    -Safety focus

    Cons

    -Not very engaging
    -Lack of mentorship for interns
    -Low morale


  7. "Senior Communications Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Communications Advisor in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Communications Advisor in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some opportunity to progress in or change roles

    Cons

    Extremely busy position; management can be detached and uncaring

    Advice to Management

    get to know your people; listen to their concerns and demonstrate what you are doing about them or explain to them why not

  8. "A company of diversity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Eng Trainee in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Eng Trainee in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So much diversity
    Wonderful health care and dental
    Respectful people
    Just focus on following protocols and following rules , professionalism and respectful behaviour will get you far

    Cons

    parking is hard to find haha thats the only con
    lots of training and lots of computer based training which will make many people angry
    No other cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the diverse hiring of people and not only white people


  9. "Unholy nexus between EPC Vendors and Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good job security and benefits

    Cons

    Seems like there is a lot of corruption - an unholy nexus between senior management and the EPC contractors. Most of the EPC contractors hire ex-OPG folks as managers and what not and there lies the root cause. It is an unholy nexus! Something the government should audit and clamp down upon, as it is a government firm that blows public money to the hilt and with no remorse

    Advice to Management

    Spruce your act before it is too late, if you care!


  10. "Control Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Safety, training, progression, leadership, technicals.

    Cons

    Don't have any to list


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