Brookfield Renewable Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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3.7
75%
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Brookfield Renewable CEO Sachin Shah
Sachin Shah
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced environment where employees are empowered with wide ranging responsibilities(in 10 reviews)

  • "Everyone on the team was very sharp with good work life balance(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are currently no cons of working at Brookfield(in 7 reviews)

  • "The fast paced nature of the company only allows for a short adjustment period, which can be overwhelming for some(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Highly recommend"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Brookfield Renewable full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly boss, varied work

    Cons

    Very long work hours, if boss was there needed to stay

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  2. "Great team environment"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Gatineau, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Renewable full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    solid team of people to work with

    Cons

    some functions run too lean


  3. "Great position for a lot of learning opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookfield Renewable full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced company and a lot of changes

    Cons

    Sometimes it is super busy

  4. Helpful (4)

    "be careful"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in Gatineau, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Renewable full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits and salary are competitive.

    Cons

    they consider you as a number. today they need you, tomorrow you are fired for business decision. Every year there is a huge turnover

  5. Helpful (2)

    "A slowly sinking ship coasting on its reputation"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gatineau, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brookfield Renewable full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for new grads to get experience

    Cons

    This place feels like the titanic in the moments after it hits the iceberg and no one quite realizes how bad the damage is yet. This isn't a fun place to work at to be honest. Too much uncertainty about the company's future has morale low. They seem to be hiring only contracts while paying them less than industry average, and it's almost impossible to get permanent. There's no perks or signs they appreciate their employees. While at other companies you get health spending budgets, here you get a basket of croissants once a week. Good luck grabbing one before they run out. Somehow I expected more from a multi-billion dollar company, but then again that kind of shows you how much they value their employees. This place also has a weird office vibe where people on the same team hardly speak to one another unless it's work related. This may have something to do with most teams being understaffed and over worked, but doesn't add to the atmosphere at all or give a good impression. Definitely not a fun place. Also, not that many internal opportunities, again since no one knows if the company is moving to new york or not. Definitely not the company I was expecting. Their reputation has declined!

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people but not enough efforts into change management and too much hierarchy"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Gatineau, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookfield Renewable full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic people to work with, good collaboration and interesting challenges. Great benefits and office perks, good salaries. My manager is also very invested in professional development.

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy and not enough people to do the job + too much segregation leads to inefficiencies and frustration. No time is ever spent on strategy, so everything is reactive and some decisions are not well thought. Constant transformation is also slowing down progress.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Disorganized"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Architect in Gatineau, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brookfield Renewable full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits packages. Good consistent bonus.

    Cons

    No good long term strategy on technology directions, and generally reactive. Disorganized and reactive.

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  8. "62% of my pension cost me $1200 per month less on my pension"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Fraser Papers In Edmundston Nb in Edmundston, NB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Renewable full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    none they take your life away from your family

    Cons

    they take your pension plans

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  9. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Brookfield Renewable full-time

    Pros

    The work is challenging and rewarding

    Cons

    The office location could be better

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great company ***"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brookfield Renewable full-time

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits package Lots of career opportunities Dynamic Lots of very smart and hard working people

    Cons

    Can be chaotic Frequent organizational changes - people based reorganizations are a constant fact of life Not a learning organization -there's no time or mandate Manager and supervisors are not the best people managers

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