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Toronto Hydro Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great culture and work life balance" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Great management structure, exposures to heavily regulated industry, great senior management team, friendly work environment" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "students don't have many training as full time employees" (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. "Technical Student"

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    Former Employee - Student Technical Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Student Technical Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Hydro (More than a year)

    Pros

    The workload is easy to handle

    Cons

    you could gain little from the internship


  4. Helpful (2)

    "not the best company to work for within the electricity sector"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, no one keeps track

    Cons

    The company doesn't know how to use their resources and capital efficiently...and are soooo slow in how they operate. Instead of investing so much into useless things like advertising, they need to invest in better equipment, human capital, and profitable business opportunities.

    Certain individuals within the company are worked to the extreme, while others are selfish and will perform the bare minimum. I can't believe how many times I've caught employees using company time to go on long coffee breaks, chill at the nearby shopping centres, do online shopping, and have personal phone calls with their spouses.

    College station HQ is the worse & most dangerous location to work at.

    Advice to Management

    I strongly advise management to be more strict on monitoring their employees, and to actually try balancing the workloads of contract workers & full-timers.
    Also, try considering to implement some mental health support programs please.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Program Management Consultant
    Current Employee - Program Management Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor, outdated IT systems.
    Departments work in silos.


  6. "Stable, Meaningful, Sometimes Dull"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    Stable job, smart people around you, meaningful work that impacts the city

    Cons

    Management can get carried away in politics, sometimes work can be dull and innovation stiffled


  7. "Senior Technical Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Very friendly environment
    - Coworkers and superiors always willing to help if you give them a shout
    - Superiors will always reply to or follow up on requests to learn more about points of interest, to further a student's experience

    Cons

    - Much of the improvement that occurred in my department was directly dealt with by the lead, not much room for one to implement their own improvements, only suggest

    Advice to Management

    - Allow students to take a more hands on role so that they leave experiences or a project that they can use as an example of their capabilities, as opposed to just doing day to day work

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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