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Updated 13 February, 2018
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Hydro One President & CEO Carmine Marcello
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Pros
  • was able to maintain a good work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Good pay, nice people, meaningful work (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • hiring very less full time employee (in 12 reviews)

  • Little chance of rehire as a new grad due to limited openings (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Best company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    Focuses on safety and effectiveness

    Cons

    I did not see any cons

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "it's a stable job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance, good compensation, stable

    Cons

    Slow-paced, does not encourage growth and development

    Advice to Management

    need to grow and encourage your people to keep the best talent


  3. "Manager, Internal Communications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hydro One full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is in the midst of major change, moving from a provincially-owned utility to a publicly-traded aggregator of utility assets in North America. The CEO was hired to be a mover and shaker. He is highly regarded within the investment community but knows little about the core business. He has a clear vision of what the company will be and communicates this well to the organization.

    The majority of employees across the organization are highly committed and enthusiastic. They want the company to be successful and are putting the work into making the transition outlined above.

    The company puts safety above all else.

    Cons

    Several of the EVPs and a number of the senior management that were hired by the new CEO have no experience in the utility business and don't fully understand many of the challenges that constrain the rapid change they are seeking. The unfortunate perception of many executives and senior leaders coming into Hydro One is that people are old, lazy and change-resistant. In fact, the staff are highly motivated and want to transform the company but regulatory frameworks and security requirements often throttle employees ability to implement change with the speed desired by the senior leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume staff are slow or incompetent. Learn and understand the constraints of the business before assigning blame.


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  5. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Barrie, ON
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Barrie, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Working conditions, Salary and compensation as well as benefits are great

    Cons

    Was a culture of it was who you know rather than ability for promotions


  6. "Network Mgmt Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    Good working condition on average.

    Cons

    Heavy org structure to make improvements


  7. "PSTa"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and easy going work environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of as of yet.


  8. "I.T. Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefit and salary.

    Cons

    No room to growth. Most people stay on the job for life and since no incentives to move up, staff become very good at what they do but that is the only thing they can do.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to transform and make working fun.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked at Hydro One Brampton. Pros are

    - Great hours from 9 to 5 with 1 hour lunch and 2 breaks
    - Excellent in-house cafeteria that served breakfast and lunch
    -Different places around the building where one can get away and relax on breaks and lunches
    - Competitive pay
    - In-house radio station to break out of the doldrums

    Cons

    - Not much room to advance
    - Quite a few people were quite haughty or snobby but they were also plesant and friendly colleagues as well
    - Hydro One is up for sale so there is uncertainty on which employees will be kept, quite a few people on contract
    - Work culture where longer term employees will transfer the work that they do not want to do unto shorter term employees
    - Work load can be high especially in admin. roles

    Advice to Management

    Reverse the cons


  10. "Network Operating Division"

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    Former Employee - Operating Planning Coop in Barrie, ON
    Former Employee - Operating Planning Coop in Barrie, ON
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture is probably one of the best in North America
    Job is very secure
    Very easy path to get promotions and pay rise
    They have a mentor-ship programs which allows all New Grad Engineers to get assigned mentors which really helps

    Cons

    A lot of last minute work that happens in the Distribution network which could get really stressful at times
    A bit old school regarding work discipline, for example, management disapproval for starting work later than 8 AM.
    There is a lot of politics within the company, especially regarding new hiring of university/college graduates which could be annoying for some people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!


  11. "Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hydro One full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly environment and supportive management

    Cons

    Hard to get a full time offer


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