Compare TransAlta vs Ontario Green Savings BETA

See how working at TransAlta vs. Ontario Green Savings compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at TransAlta vs. Ontario Green Savings. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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TransAlta

Employee Ratings

  • TransAlta scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Ontario Green Savings scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.6
(based on 157 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 96 reviews)
Ontario Green Savings employees rated their Overall Rating 1.8 higher than TransAlta employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.4
Career Opportunities
4.4
Ontario Green Savings employees rated their Career Opportunities 2.0 higher than TransAlta employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Ontario Green Savings employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.2 higher than TransAlta employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
4.2
Ontario Green Savings employees rated their Work-life balance 1.4 higher than TransAlta employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.1
Senior Management
4.4
Ontario Green Savings employees rated their Senior Management 2.3 higher than TransAlta employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.3
Culture & Values
4.4
Ontario Green Savings employees rated their Culture & Values 2.1 higher than TransAlta employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
TransAlta Ceo John Kousinioris
100%
100%John Kousinioris
TransAlta employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than Ontario Green Savings employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Ontario Green Savings Ceo Saeed Torbati
88%
88%Saeed Torbati
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
35%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
Ontario Green Savings employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 49% higher than TransAlta employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
14%
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Ontario Green Savings employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 64% higher than TransAlta employees rated theirs.

Salaries

TransAlta has 865 more total submitted salaries than Ontario Green Savings.
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What Employees Say

  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at TransAlta.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Ontario Green Savings.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at TransAlta.
  • "6 day work" was the most mentioned Con at Ontario Green Savings.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 15 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 10 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 11 reviews)
"Room for growth"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 10 reviews)
"Coal"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
"6 day work"(in 4 reviews)
"Scamming"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Analyst

I worked at TransAlta full-time for less than a year

Pros

If you can ensure the chaos for a short period of time, doors will open at superior shops. Working at TA is a spring board to better opportunities, in a very short period of time. Start applying for... jobs early ( within the first 6 months - watch the interview requests roll in. Take your pick.

Cons

At the time, I saw what I am about to list as cons, but looking back, these were gifts: Incompetent, out of touch C-Suite. Disorganized management. Great example of how *not* to run an organization.... Relative to (consistently) negative EPS, this does not seem to affect the increasing remuneration package of Senior Executive Officers, particularly Dawn Farrell, as employee pay has stagnated for years (so I have heard). The positive of the 'cons': You're doing three jobs, and working 12 hour days; this translates to industry knowledge, second to none - the springboard for your next move, outside of TA. I hopped over to TC Energy - more than double the pay; the job feels easy in comparison.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing. While employees may not see the benefit while in the "thick of it," you are actually helping employees achieve their career goals, much quicker than anticipated. Top... talent gets in, and gets out. Honestly, I owe a huge 'thanks' to the management of TA. Had the working conditions, pay, culture, and general competence of managerial decisions been better, I do not think I would have advanced as quickly (outside of TA). A fairly decent investment.

Current Employee - Financial Controller

I have been working at Ontario Green Savings full-time

Pros

I've now been working here for 8 months and have learnt a lot about the company. •Despite some of these unfavorable reviews, I think the company has done fairly well based on their age. It is... still a start up company but has a faster growth rate than some commercial businesses and it all stems from the very top leaders here. They're dedicated to support their employees in any way possible and believe in the TEAM. •I report directly to the VP of Finance and the CEO. They're both highly educated and experienced in running a start up. They work hard to secure the future of our jobs through growing the firm. •HR Policies and Procedures are reasonably straight forward... don't be late, do your work, no negativity, no drama, collaborate, communicate, and help... •Overall experience has been one nothing short of a great startup environment and the awards they've won is a testament to it.

Cons

I didn't personally experience anything that I didn't like

Advice to Management

Focus more on building Operating procedures and more systems

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