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Toronto Hydro Reviews

Updated January 3, 2017
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Anthony M. Haines
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Pros
  • Very welcoming and warm work environment (in 15 reviews)

  • great benefits and financial reasons (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Full time position is not guaranteed (in 7 reviews)

  • self-centered senior management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Project Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, lots of work

    Cons

    Corrupt Management. No benefits, no vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Don't become management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor Standards and Policy in Toronto, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor Standards and Policy in Toronto, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Pays well, great benefits, pay for a lot of training.

    Cons

    Large amount of manager turnover. I was the third supervisor in three years. Abnormal amount of managers fired. Very poor engineering group. Toxic work environment. Only work in unionized positions. There is a reason internal staff do not apply for management roles.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the VPs creating a toxic work environment. Hire engineering managers who have actually designed and constructed things instead of promoting kids who just graduated.


  3. "Contractor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great teammates with good work hours
    Enjoyed working with the younger crowd

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic
    Lots of office politics
    Not Dynamic

    Advice to Management

    improve culture


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  5. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, IT group has lots of talents

    Cons

    Slow working environment, not many learning oppurtunities


  6. "occupation student at training and development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    free food from training sessions and employee discount system

    Cons

    staff is incompetent. system of favouritism. no overtime pay. makes you work during lunch. no pay for that. too stressful job. makes you do work full-time staff do not want to do

    Advice to Management

    get new management


  7. "Administration"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Relaxed about leave/vacation requests
    Optional training courses available to bulk up your skills

    Cons

    Serious office politics that you need to be ready to deal with


  8. "Not a very interesting company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Toronto Hydro (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have, very often, contract positions.

    Cons

    They don't keep their contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Treating contractors as valuable assets instead of renewable resources.


  9. "Senior Technical Student"

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

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Very welcoming and warm work environment. There was a lot to learn and the work was stimulating. The other employees were very helpful with mentoring students. The training was solid.

    Cons

    None, there wasn't really anything to complain about. The hours were reasonable, the work was straightforward and the office culture was positive. The supervisors did their best to help their team and were available most of the time if needed.

    Advice to Management

    As a student I didn't really interact with upper management but as far as I know nobody had any complaints about them. For the most part people seemed content with the way things were done.


  10. "PEY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a good work environment where you are left on your own to get the work done once assigned.

    Cons

    The work assigned can become quite repetitive and you may feel you have too much time to spare after work is done.

    Advice to Management

    Management should try to engage with the student more, give more work, give more responsibility rather than admin work.


  11. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    An interesting and well-structured student experience, that allowed me to learn at my own pace while also integrating me into team function.

    Cons

    Toronto Hydro is a giant organization and works like one. It is at times frustrating to try and find one's way through such an immense business.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the student demo day, it's too long and light on actual details. Ensure that there is sufficient work for each student.



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