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Ontario Power Generation Toronto Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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Pros
  • OPG has great work life balance (in 15 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 4 reviews)

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  1. "A government firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. "Manager Safety"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good team with challenging work

    Cons

    sometimes too bureaucratic with too much government policy interference

    Advice to Management

    assert stronger independence from government policy interference


  3. "construction"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Scheduler in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Scheduler in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    its a friendly environment nice place to work and the human relation is good

    Cons

    its nuclear place to generate electricity so you have to be careful for radiation

    Advice to Management

    there should be increase in the salary because its a radiation enviroment


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  5. "Unions rule"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Executive Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unionized workers will always get a raise, excellent benefits and keep their jobs for life.

    Cons

    Non-union workers get no such perks. Trend is to hire temp/contract, pay less and no benefits. Nepotism and office politics for any promotions, job openings. Bloated pay for execs and unionized employees. If they don't like you, you'll be terminated.

    Advice to Management

    You can only promote your friends/colleagues to a point before the cracks begin to show.


  6. "Good so far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, very thorough training

    Cons

    Inefficiencies are quite frequent, problems that are minor get lots of attention, while major ones get ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Too much paperwork and round about ways of getting things done. Simplification is better.


  7. "Great learning experience, and work atmosphere."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of my most fulfilling job experiences. A great place to learn because supervisors take time to mentor you and become life-long connections. It also helps that you get to work on interesting projects. Great work-life balance, great pay and cool perks offered as well.

    Cons

    Honestly, this was my favourite internship and I have no negative comments to say. But it's a 20 word minimum soo...

    Advice to Management

    Good open door policy - I had a chance to interact with a SVP and it was very enlightening.


  8. "A shadow of its former self."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, great benefits, good salaries.

    Cons

    Company operating revenues are shrinking along with promotional opportunities. New build deferred indefinitely. Pickering Nuclear Generating Station will be shut down by 2020.
    Only remaining nuclear site Darlington NGS will undergo refurbishment.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to turn over. Current set is focused on maximizing retirement income.


  9. "Not much work, lots of reward"

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    Former Intern - Development Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Development Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Huge hourly rate for a coop student

    Cons

    Not a lot of work to go around, unless you actively search for it.


  10. "Company Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Leader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Unit Leader 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

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not the best pay master


  11. "OPG"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary but that's it.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Senior Management that misleads employees. Total lack of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Decide if you are a public or private company. You either go for profit or act an arm of the government to implement it's policies. You can't do both.


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