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Ontario Power Generation Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 9 Oct 2019

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Ontario Power Generation CEO Ken Hartwick
Ken Hartwick
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance and compensation(in 32 reviews)

  • "Professional, safe, engaging, respectful with great pay(in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Working for a huge company like OPG might limit what you're able/allowed to do(in 17 reviews)

  • "Treats everyone equal due to unionized situation(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent work/life balance but less progression options"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Plant Engineer/Officer - Hydroelectric in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance Benefits, pay and pension are competitive Job security

    Cons

    Not progressive Very laid back and bureaucratic nature of jobs Not much opportunity for growth Treats everyone equal due to unionized situation

    Advice to Management

    Don’t spend money in stupid projects and investments that makes no sense and is not profitable (e.g. recent acquisition of cube hydro for 1.2 B with 100 years investment return, that’s pure ridiculous)

    Ontario Power Generation2019-10-09
  2. "Good place to work but need full time jobs again"

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    Current Contractor - Radiation Protection Safety Technician in Pickering, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary Decent benefits Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of full time employment, they are trying to staff the plants with all contract workers

    Ontario Power Generation2019-08-02
  3. "Good experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, interesting projects, laid back

    Cons

    Not enough work sometimes, hard to move up

    Ontario Power Generation2019-07-08
  4. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They really want their interns to succeed in their future careers and provide you with the tools to do well at your internship. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of

    Ontario Power Generation2019-04-23
  5. "Good but Slow Paced"

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    Former Employee - Technical Engineer/Officer 

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent starting salary Good hours - work/life balance

    Cons

    Work gets uninteresting fast No reviews/ratings - promotions etc are not based on a meritocracy

    Ontario Power Generation2019-04-11
  6. "OPG"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation

    Pros

    Great work life balance and compensation

    Cons

    Government can lead to slow work flow

    Ontario Power Generation2019-03-13
  7. "Engineering Intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Bowmanville, ON
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Pay, Great Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Lack of motivation to innovate. Some degree of office politics

    Ontario Power Generation2019-03-23
  8. "Engineering Internship"

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    Former Intern - Component Engineer in Bowmanville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation for more than a year

    Pros

    I had 5 internship offers and I chose OPG without looking back. A lot of red tape (things get done slow), but outage can get very busy. If you like procedure and structure this is the place for you. Very laid back and relatively stress free. Communication, safety and procedure are the 3 key words about this company. Flex hours, paid overtime and 4 month extension is common (which includes a pay increase). Quality of... internship is heavily dependant on what department you are put in and who your section manager is. Work life balance is great. Would highly consider going back, hope this helps.

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    Cons

    -location of the plant -LOTS of paper work - steep learning curve because programs managed here are specific to nuclear

    Ontario Power Generation2019-02-06
  9. "Great place to Work - Uncertain past 2024"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary and work life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork and process to follow

    Ontario Power Generation2019-02-14
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Decent job, but not for new hires"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Pickering, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance - Work stays at work and doesn't come home with you

    Cons

    Private nuclear industry pays more. Very few opportunities for advancement New hires are all contract temporary (Term), and recieve no pension, no benefits, significantly lower income, and no job security.

    Advice to Management

    No point.

    Ontario Power Generation2019-01-05
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