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Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated September 15, 2018
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Jeffrey J. Lyash
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is encouraged" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Relax, no busy, good pay, good environment" (in 19 reviews)

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

  • "The work environment: Indoors, noisy, dry, no windows" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "great place"

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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


  2. "Not good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working hours, good location

    Cons

    Aweful work environment at the warehouse

  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. "University Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great culture and people
    - Great hours and pay
    - Work life balance is encouraged
    - Many opportunities to move within the company
    - Many company social and sport events

    Cons

    Work can be slow at times.


  5. "Rewarding Career with Opportunities to Advance Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked in a few environments through out my career and OPG has some great people who work for the organization top to bottom. Some very smart and kind mannered people who genuinely care about others and also care and have passion to work for an organization that generates safe, clean, reliable low-cost power for people of Ontario. OPG is a very safety conscious environment and seeing other employers out there who aren't, makes me proud to work for an organization that cares about its people and commitment to having a safe and responsible operation. OPG offers opportunities internally to advance your career and the work is challenging and very rewarding. You can understand why so many people have had amazing and rewarding careers at OPG. I also feel that from a compensation perspective OPG is fair and aligned with the market. Overall a great place to work, great organization to be part of.

    Cons

    I can't say there is really any con's. I will comment that the CEO who is shown here on glassdoor is not the active CEO. Our active CEO Jeff Lyash is an amazing innovative leader and this needs to be updated. The business is going through changes as a lot of other organizations are to take our culture to the next step to allow the business to further improve and grow. This requires commitment from everyone (top to bottom) to see changes towards the desired culture. I mainly feel and see changes taking place to improving processes, operations, technology and systems.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very open to feedback, they are now an environment that seeks feedback.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Front Line Staff in Durham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Front Line Staff in Durham, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and pension....not worth it looking in retrospective.

    Cons

    A lot of people at OPG have anger management issues, there is rampant blame culture. At the Union employee level there are many employees who got there God knows how and you can find all you want: the inept, the lazy, the aggressive ones, etc. etc This is bad for the good union employees who try to work because they end up working for the ones who can't do their job.
    Union people can make more money than managers!!!
    At the Manager level there is a lot backstabbing and betrayal!!!!
    At the Director level and up, there is a lot of people with absolutely no knowledge of the areas they "lead". Very aggressive Directors and upper management. OPG is the only company I've worked for where I heard people from upper management use vulgarity.
    Lots is buzzwords used only when convenient to the Director or VP in question.
    Performance evaluation is a joke. You can deliver all your objectives, but if you're not part of the privileged circle, your reviews will be bad.
    OPG is a wide display of distunctions at a workplace!!!!
    I don't recommend to go there unless, you really have no option...your mental health is not worth the extra money you can get.

    Advice to Management

    None, it's pointless


  7. "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, salaries and pension.

    Cons

    Mental health support is lacking.

  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    It is really amazing place

    Cons

    No downsides working here at all


  9. "Assistant Technical Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    1. Great coworkers
    2. Knowledgeable staff
    3. Good compensation

    Cons

    1. Lack of internal developmental opportunities. Management is more interested in blocking employee progression.
    2. Slow to change.
    3. Organization is not growing. No new power plants are being constructed.

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees to come up with a development plan and assist them with their future aspirations.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Systems Analyst in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management Systems Analyst in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Safety attitude
    Good benefits
    Good team
    Great place for career growth

    Cons

    I am sure like any companies there are small issues

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to be the industry leader in safety


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