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Hydro One Reviews

Updated 6 February, 2019
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Pros
  • "Amazing work life balance, I did a 16 month co-op" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Good company with good pay (like so high" (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Minimum scope for students to get a full time position here, as highly competitive" (in 16 reviews)

  • "No cons associated with this position" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Design specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, good people to work with and good pay

    Cons

    Seniority and connections are important to grow


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to work. Good environment

    Cons

    Need more training, more time off

  3. "Lineman"

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    Former Employee - Powerline Technician in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Powerline Technician in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have endless deep pockets

    Cons

    Spend more time talking about doing the work than actually doing it

    Advice to Management

    Management running a specific division should have past experience


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Competitive compensation .

    Cons

    There are no cons in my experience.


  5. "A OK company"

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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 Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    The job is stable and the work time is good

    Cons

    It is very hard to get promoted


  6. "IT security Specialist"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of areas for improvements in HR, Management, Culture.

    Cons

    Runs with wild west culture, Mngt bullying employees with no recognition and often being treated with total ignorant and disrespect. No career development plan as you can read inlines. No team sprit and trust among members however they all might have similar complains and issues.
    Technology is out dated. Slow paced because the amount of hard time you would receive from internal teams not because of outside, vendor or budget.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing talented and passionate employees, because of some crazy senior managers. Be transparent and take employee survey seriously, have an open door policy once a week to talk to individuals. You invested 4-5 weeks of interview process to hire them, why don't you try to keep them.


  7. "Slow-paced but opportunities to grow if you seek them."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Open concept office space

    Cons

    Slow paced
    Need to reach out for new work

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very great people to work with, a company of caring people.

    Cons

    Unrecognized for your efforts to certain projects

    Advice to Management

    Look at what is affecting the dismissal of so many experienced people.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Management needs to be removed"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Orangeville, ON
    Current Employee - Administrative in Orangeville, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    - Good Salary.
    - Free lunch regularly.
    - 3-5 hour meetings where we don't have to do anything.

    Cons

    Working at the Orangeville location. Here’s some of the many cons at this place:

    - Managers aren’t leaders. They are micromanaging dictators with no leadership skills.
    - Managers have zero people skills and lack a conscience.
    - Managers incessantly bully. Specifically mob bullying and gang up on individual employees.
    - Managers act extremely entitled. It’s to the extent where they become completely ignorant and arrogant.
    - Managers treat employees like slaves. Robotic interactions with subordinates. Not a family-oriented place at all.
    - Managers here are the type of people who hide behind lies like a bunch of sewer rats.
    - I’m pretty sure these managers are psychopaths.
    - A manager I considered a close friend for years, turned out to be the most unsupportive and deceitful. At the end of my career I would like to reflect on all the good work and positive impact I’ve created instead of all the employees I’ve stomped on.
    - If you meet management you’ll notice they either have missing teeth, are overweight, have some kind of mental psychosis, have chronic health issues, and smoke. Basically the exact opposite of what someone who practices health and safety should look like.
    - Managers are all in-bred country folk who have guns, love to hunt and stay cooped up in barns.
    - Homophobia is on the list. Casually calling employees ‘gay’ or ‘queer’ to them or in a meeting is not out of the ordinary.
    - Fair treatment at the Orangeville location doesn’t exist.
    - HR and union are just as corrupt and ultimately useless.
    - Lots of double standard nonsense.

    How these people function off of such negativity is beyond me. How they are allowed to behave like this I understand because they are all in a group. As individuals they probably wouldn't even know what to do with themselves. Pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    Can someone fire these people? The Orangeville location should be shut down!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "decent place to work for-lots of politics and corporate hogwash"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    decent workplace and work life balance. not that stressful. can take vacation almost any time.

    Cons

    after a while you get stuck in the corporate ladder depending what racial background or what entourage you belong. no training whatsoever. stagnating. don't feel valued at all.

    Advice to Management

    the company is super vertical and runs like an army. very silo based.