Hydro One Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2020

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4.0
74%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Hydro One President & CEO Carmine Marcello
Carmine Marcello
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and benefits, some bleeding edge technology(in 41 reviews)

  • "Great Pay; Great hours, Management is very lenient, no pressure at all(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Continuous secretive meetings about gossip, how to slight employees and sneak things below the unions radar(in 12 reviews)

  • "no cons if you're willing to keep an open mind(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Top Utility"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    Safety is always priority #1

    Cons

    High payments towards Pension plan

  2. "Great Company with a small downside"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - University Intern in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunities to get involved with different projects

    Cons

    Hard to get full time job even as a previous intern with great references

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  3. "Not good"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    close to home and nice atmosphere

    Cons

    long working hours low pay

  4. "Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary is good, people are nice

    Cons

    Chaos sometimes, cubicles are comfortable, lots of unnecessary meetings

  5. "Hydro One - a mid-level employee review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Solutions Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Over all a good company with a great history and supportive culture. For technical engineers a great place full of opportunity to do interesting things within the power systems inductry.

    Cons

    Compensation doesn't always align with deliverable accountability

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  6. "drafting"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Technologist in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    good culture, good benefits and well organized

    Cons

    long hours sitting and monitor could be bad for the eyes

  7. "Hydro One Long Term er"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly people Good pay and benefits, some bleeding edge technology

    Cons

    Progress is liking watch paint dry sometimes Unionized environment Head office disconnected from reality

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    "Mistreated employees"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay but the majority of it will be spent on travelling across province living in hotels, air bnbs etc and never having a stable living situation

    Cons

    Poorly treated as a worker, majority of electricians here could not go home and wire their own house because you do not earn actual electrical experience. Even as an electrician you are just a labourer. As a journeyman at hydro you will be declined career opportunities at other companies as hydro has such a bad reputation and they know they will have to teach you to actually be an electrician. The entire company is cliques and you will only work close to home if you become buddy buddy with management otherwise expect to be sent from one end of Ontario to the other for your career. (Usually upwards of 4-12 hours away from home) and your work location can change on a weekly basis so be prepared to sleep in your vehicle/motels and move constantly.

  9. "Great Place to Intern"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great Pay - My team was fantastic, a very positive learning experience - A lot of other co-ops and young people to meet and interact with - Province wide

    Cons

    - Very unionized, sometimes gets in the way of progress - A lot of processes in order to complete tasks (chain of command is sometimes undefined)

  10. "Excellent Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great corporate culture with competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    Large portion of employees are unionized which can be a pro or con, depending on your viewpoint

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