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Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated August 15, 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
  • All Engineering work is contracted out (in 5 reviews)

  • there are no CONS, it is all pros (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "great place"

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    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


  2. "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

  3. "Electrical and instrumentation technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
    Former Employee - Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was many resources to your day to day work. There was upto date prints and manuals on the equipment. The people, there where helpful, from the engineer who specialized in that system, to fellow tradespeople who had experience on the system or office worker who gave you direction to find information, it was a team effort. The wages, benefits and vacation was all good. There was great safety culture and training to go with it. There is many opportunities within the company to move into related field of work

    Cons

    Changes where slow, there was many layers of management for projects to get approved.

    Advice to Management

    Management would tend to get to involved with the job rather than allow the worker to think the problem. Stop letting the government ruin the company, and run it as strong company it is.


  4. "Review Of Ontario Power Generation"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Unionized Engineers and amazing work life balance. Where do you find 35 hour work weeks anymore

    Cons

    Unionized Environment , Minorities almost non existent in senior leadership

    Advice to Management

    Consider revamping leadership training


  5. "Good for work and life."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefit and job secure

    Cons

    The project process is longer than a normal company.


  6. "OPG"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Very laidback environment
    Lots of room for growth
    Good Salary

    Cons

    Lots of company politics and bureaucracy


  7. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work environment

    Cons

    No cons to state. Overall great experience as a student

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent organization that offers tremendous opportunities to develop, grow and experience new challenges throughout Ontario.

    Cons

    Very large matrixed organization - lots to learn, learn something new every day.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace, nurture and listen to your employees and encourage us to take accountability.


  9. "A government firm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefit, Pension Plan and Work Hours

    Cons

    No sense of ownership among managers or employees. There is a lot of buzzwords that float around but implementation of such and the associated principles is poor. Bonus structure for management is not at all based on company's financial performance.

    Advice to Management

    Spruce up your act and give up the sense of entitlement


  10. Helpful (1)

    "OPG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good Nuclear Safety Culture and friendly work environment, It's a very active work environment mainly because: as the nuclear station come to the ends of their lives, the nuclear waste program has to ramp up to accommodate all of the nuclear waste.

    Cons

    Geographical distance could be daunting in the winter months.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget your employees are your strength


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