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Updated 9 February, 2017
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Pros
  • OPG has great work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay, vacation and benefits (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • All Engineering work is contracted out (in 5 reviews)

  • there are no CONS, it is all pros (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "OPG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Nuclear Safety Culture and friendly work environment, It's a very active work environment mainly because: as the nuclear station come to the ends of their lives, the nuclear waste program has to ramp up to accommodate all of the nuclear waste.

    Cons

    Geographical distance could be daunting in the winter months.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget your employees are your strength


  2. "OPG internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good location, good salary.
    People are friendly and helpful.
    Crown corp - very stable, unionized

    Cons

    not alot of young hires, company downsizing


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    "16-month Internship Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing pay and benefits for not having a completed Bachelor's Degree. Friendly work environment with lots of other interns and young professionals. The overall concept of the work at a nuclear facility is cool with its many facets and departments.

    Cons

    Lacked any stimulating work in my role. Choking hazard due to the amount of red tape floating around. Bureaucracy rules, very slow-paced environment causes personalities like mine to develop a lack of interest in doing anything beyond the bare minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Engage better on a personal level and allow for flexibility in role-switching amount new hires and interns. Cut down on the needless computer training about stuff like how to drive and stuff which is irrelevant.


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  5. "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Great hours and benefits.

    Cons

    Nuclear energy may not be that interesting

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  6. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Technician
    Current Employee - Chemical Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good wages
    Benefits
    Possibilities for career advancements

    Cons

    The work environment: Indoors, noisy, dry, no windows.
    Exposure to radiation
    There is a great deal of over-site in the nuclear industry. Employees are monitored closely, sometimes scrutinized, and often micro-managed.
    Some of the work can be largely unfulfilling.
    Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Find more positive ways of delivering operations experience. The current methods make employees feel as though they are being made an example of.


  7. "Eng./Applied Science Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program
    Job Security
    Great compensation
    Great company values
    Great opportunities to change jobs within
    Great Leadership from High Levels of Management

    Cons

    You are placed in various sections based on your education and you may end up somewhere where you do not fit perfectly. However, this can be fixed by switching sections once you have learned your section's craft.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more rotations within the company, for longer periods of time, in order to shape your trainees even further. I am trying hard to pick something to give advice on.


  8. "general review"

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

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    good benefit: pension, drug and vacations.

    Cons

    high pressure working environment sometimes.


  9. "Pickering GS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Good union support at the plant

    Cons

    Very difficult for maintenance to get work done.
    Often sitting around waiting for work

    Advice to Management

    Better work management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Applied Science Grad Trainee"

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

    Pros

    Great Environment to work.
    Lot of Challenges and learning
    Team building skills
    Great Salary and Benefits

    Cons

    Very tense audit environment due to tone at the top - management are not people friendly and not allowed to work from home or book time off unless it is months in advance. Management treated differently then union and high turn over.

    Advice to Management

    I have worked with OPG for almost 26 years. It is an excellent place to work with lots of opportunities to learn new things and grow.


  11. "Developmental Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developmental Student in Port Darlington, ON
    Former Employee - Developmental Student in Port Darlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay
    Good work-life balance
    Lots of experienced individuals eager to share their knowledge
    Space to move around the company
    Safety conscious

    Cons

    Politics in management
    Too many people and too little space



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