Ontario Power Generation Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated 12 October, 2017
108 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Ontario Power Generation President and CEO Tom Mitchell
Tom Mitchell
48 Ratings

108 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Unionized Engineers and amazing work life balance (in 17 reviews)

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

Cons
  • there are no CONS, it is all pros (in 6 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "A company of diversity"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Eng Trainee in Oshawa, ON
    Current Employee - Eng Trainee in Oshawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So much diversity
    Wonderful health care and dental
    Respectful people
    Just focus on following protocols and following rules , professionalism and respectful behaviour will get you far

    Cons

    parking is hard to find haha thats the only con
    lots of training and lots of computer based training which will make many people angry
    No other cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the diverse hiring of people and not only white people


  2. "Control Tech"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Safety, training, progression, leadership, technicals.

    Cons

    Don't have any to list


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was really fun to work for such a large successful company like OPG, who own and operate so many different facilities and locations across Ontario. It was great to attend different kinds of company events, network with hundreds of new faces, and learn about the behind the scene work done by the company from various perspectives!

    Cons

    The department I worked for was full of political issues...and was very stressful (filled with very hostile/ rude staff). However, after speaking to other staff in other departments, I learned that it was a common thing within the company -
     lots of structural changes and teamwork issues.

    There is a CLEAR work gap between union staff and management staff. Union staff often work at their own pace (and go on multiple long coffee breaks on company time). Also, I found the staff within my department to be very competitive...to the extent that they would throw others under the bus to look better in front of their superiors. Disgusting and childish behaviour demonstrated by grown adults!!

    Advice to Management

    Better management of both union and non-union staff would be great, so that productivity can be increased! Bullying within departments should also be monitored and stopped - since a lot of "trash talking" and gossiping goes around!!

    On another note, more networking and department bonding events are strongly encouraged. It's a great opportunity to make friends, build relationships, and branch off into new areas!


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "secretary"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    on-site gym, downtown location, on subway line, Tim Horton's accessible through corridor

    Cons

    building has been sold; no more gym, most new hires are temp or contract = no benefits, lower salary

    Advice to Management

    bloated, overweight management with hefty salaries and pay increases will only get you so far before you're turfed out by the next political govt that is elected.


  6. "Electrical and instrumentation technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
    Former Employee - Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was many resources to your day to day work. There was upto date prints and manuals on the equipment. The people, there where helpful, from the engineer who specialized in that system, to fellow tradespeople who had experience on the system or office worker who gave you direction to find information, it was a team effort. The wages, benefits and vacation was all good. There was great safety culture and training to go with it. There is many opportunities within the company to move into related field of work

    Cons

    Changes where slow, there was many layers of management for projects to get approved.

    Advice to Management

    Management would tend to get to involved with the job rather than allow the worker to think the problem. Stop letting the government ruin the company, and run it as strong company it is.


  7. "Review Of Ontario Power Generation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Unionized Engineers and amazing work life balance. Where do you find 35 hour work weeks anymore

    Cons

    Unionized Environment , Minorities almost non existent in senior leadership

    Advice to Management

    Consider revamping leadership training


  8. "Good for work and life."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Pickering, ON
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Pickering, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefit and job secure

    Cons

    The project process is longer than a normal company.


  9. "OPG"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Very laidback environment
    Lots of room for growth
    Good Salary

    Cons

    Lots of company politics and bureaucracy


  10. "Engineering Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work environment

    Cons

    No cons to state. Overall great experience as a student


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent organization that offers tremendous opportunities to develop, grow and experience new challenges throughout Ontario.

    Cons

    Very large matrixed organization - lots to learn, learn something new every day.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace, nurture and listen to your employees and encourage us to take accountability.


Showing 108 of 146 reviews
Reset Filters