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Manitoba Hydro-Electric Reviews

Updated 22 June, 2018
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Manitoba Hydro-Electric President and Chief Executive Officer Kelvin Shepherd
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Pros
  • "Fantastic clean and professional atmosphere, great work-life balance, good benefits" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, very flexible, great downtown work space/building" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Extremely long hours, can be adverse weather conditions during winter months outdoors, lots of travel involved" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Some recent issues going on financially, and unfortunately I was unable to be hired full time, but would love to return when they are hiring again" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Meter reader"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Winnipeg, MB
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and new challenges

    Cons

    Hardworking and honest trustworthy good employee

    Advice to Management

    Honest and team leader


  2. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work life balance.

    Cons

    If you are in the lower levels, they don't care about you. It's all about the cliques at the top. Very cliquey culture, not open to learning about individuals. Also provide benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for upward movement and training.

  3. "Great environment to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op Student
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op Student
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked in the Integrated Network Performance section as a summer student and it was great. Everybody was very knowledgeable and helpful. Learned a lot about the Manitoba's electric system, the generation system, and the transmission system.

    Cons

    Some recent issues going on financially, and unfortunately I was unable to be hired full time, but would love to return when they are hiring again.


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Monday offs
    Large company with opportunity to advance if you are willing to make some sacrifices throughout your career

    Cons

    Slow approvals and processes.
    Seniority based selections on jobs is not the best approach, too many talented employees not advancing because they don’t have enough years as the senior employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees
    Make job selections on knowledge not on favouritism
    Deal with unproductive employees and challenge the status quo


  5. "The changes have been good but more changes can still be made"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manitoba Hydro-Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, very flexible, great downtown work space/building

    Cons

    MH is currently going through a lot of corporate restructuring and has offered package incentives for people to leave. Over 800 are leaving voluntarily and I believe about another 800 could still be cut. 20% of the people do 80% of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making changes, there's still a lot work to be done to clean house


  6. "some good things and some bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Manitoba Hydro-Electric full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    hydro Mondays
    decent wages
    interesting projects
    mostly hard working people

    Cons

    too engineering centric
    lack of advancement for non engineers
    stagnant - ie no real innovation or backing for innovation or thinking outside the box
    too many silos and empire building
    nepotisim
    back room deals

    Advice to Management

    there needs to be a significant cultural change in order to get the changes senior management envisions. unfortunately the senior management group are the good old boys and there is a lack of a clearly defined vision for the company going forward. the big builds while required should have been handled very differently and with much more transparency with how contracting is awarded.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Major pros, a few cons"

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    Current Employee - Document Control Specialist in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Document Control Specialist in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Manitoba Hydro-Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing salary, benefits, and pension. 9-day work cycle makes every weekend a little better. Lots of room for growth, training and new opportunities.

    Cons

    Complacency; they talk about encouraging "thinking outside of the box" or "taking initiative" but there is a lot of pushback when employees actually try. The big cuts from PC Government is also negatively affecting young employees - being denied training and further education.

    Advice to Management

    When someone is enthusiastic about new ideas, collaborating, and doing everything necessary to find the role suited to them, pay attention. You don't get people like that every day.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manitoba Hydro-Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, pension, etc. Excellent work life balance and fair pay. Excellent job diversity within the corporation.

    Cons

    Current turmoil over mandated staffing reductions, but once completed should be business as usual.


  9. "Excellent opportunities to learn the many ways so many different jobs comes together to supply Manitobans power."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manitoba Hydro-Electric full-time

    Pros

    Many places and people to work with. The same skills can be used in different business areas including generation, transmission and distribution. Possible to avoid job bottom by moving around. Great benefit package with some portions paid for.

    Cons

    It is a big company. Might be disturbing for someone who thinks that small start ups are as big as they would like to work in. Creativity is highly valued but control of new ideas goes through a vetting process. Work flow can be tedious to those who love lots of personal freedom. Work is serous. Government control seems arbitrary at times.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to have a continuous areas of new employees who can keep things fresh. Adopt new technologies to attract new talent and keep existing staff


  10. "Great place to gain engineering experience as a student"

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

    I worked at Manitoba Hydro-Electric full-time

    Pros

    - Good engineering experience
    - Good pay
    - Flexible work hours
    - Knowledgable co-workers
    - Offered re-hire each summer while an undergraduate student

    Cons

    - Stuff can move a bit slow since it's a big government owned company
    - A fair amount of people that aren't that passionate about their jobs, however, this is offset by the many people that are very passionate

    Advice to Management

    - The management was really good for what I dealt with. Maybe re-evaluating certain positions in the company that aren't necessary to cut out some redundancy


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