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Toronto Hydro Reviews

Updated June 12, 2018
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Anthony M. Haines
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  • "Not much opportunity for full time job for civil engineers" (in 12 reviews)

  • "there is lots of office politics going on" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Project Analyst"

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    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 (7)

    "Don't become management"

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    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. "intern student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    professional working environment, great learning experience

    Cons

    nothing I can think of about it


  4. "Senior Technical Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Networking and industry experience is decent.

    Cons

    The Co-op work is Basic

    Advice to Management

    Job rotation


  5. "Customer Relations Representative"

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

    Pros

    You are trained for any task you are expected to perform. Excellent support from colleagues and supervisors.

    Cons

    Lack of variety. It can get a bit monotonous at times


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to assess career growth.


  7. "IT Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and great people

    Cons

    Immature Org in terms of development

  8. "Senior Technical Student"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable Friendly Environment, Helpful peers, Great Compensation

    Cons

    Old School Management, Sometimes Inflexible Staff

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new ideas from employees to grow as a company


  9. "Electrical Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and pay good salary

    Cons

    Take long times to promoted

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits, Terrible Culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    + Competitive Salary
    + Great benefits
    + Good work/life balance
    + Central location
    + Friendly coworkers
    + Interesting work
    + Great learning/education opportunities

    Cons

    - Extremely bureaucratic (MAJOR power struggles all over the organization, which made it difficult to get anything productive done)
    - The culture was brutal between management and union staff, and meanwhile HR was submitting awards for 'best company culture' which was laughable
    - Very flat organization, no opportunities for growth and promotions. Only certain divisions (HR and engineering fields) ever had ppl rising in the org.
    - Difficult to become full-time, many employees remained on contracts for years
    - Many managers have been flagged by employees to HR and nothing has been done. A few departments have a revolving door of talent coming and going just as fast.
    - Company lacks transparency and is very secretive. No one ever knew what was happening as there was hardly any internal communications. Most ppl found out major company news through the media/front-page story.
    - Many silos within the organization
    - Little-to-no company engagement (very few company-building events, social activities, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to employees. They care about the well-being of the organization just as much as you do, but if you never ask for their opinion, you'll never be able to improve this organization and its toxic culture.


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