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- 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.
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.
I worked at TransAlta full-time for less than a year
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.
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.
I have been working at Ontario Green Savings full-time
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.
I didn't personally experience anything that I didn't like
Advice to Management
Focus more on building Operating procedures and more systems