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Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated 19 February, 2018
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Pros
  • Pay is good but the work-life balance is the biggest factor for me (in 19 reviews)

  • Good pay, vacation and benefits (in 16 reviews)

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

  • The work environment: Indoors, noisy, dry, no windows (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Very interesting sector to work in."

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Risk Management in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Enterprise Risk Management in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Great pay. Interesting work. Good location. Lot of opportunity to learn and expand your skill set.

    Cons

    Slow work environment. Not a lot of opportunities for interns to come back to the company after graduation.


  2. "Shift Manager in Training"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager In Training in Pickering, ON
    Current Employee - Shift Manager In Training in Pickering, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and growth opportunities

    Cons

    No room to use creativity

    Advice to Management

    Management team at OPG is excellent

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits and pension plan"

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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 benefits and pension plan

    Cons

    Senior management are not held accountable for mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Management should be held accountable of their work


  4. "Best Job Ever!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefit awesome bunch of people to work with.....

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Hard to get jobs done in a timely fashion

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to suggestions from the floor.


  5. "Admin assistant"

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

    Pros

    - great culture
    - hours
    - supportive team

    Cons

    - pay
    comp/ benefits
    - balance
    - not diverse
    - training

    Advice to Management

    - more training
    - diverse


  6. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Hydroelectric Operating Supervisor in Queenston, ON
    Current Employee - Hydroelectric Operating Supervisor in Queenston, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay equity for men and women.

    Cons

    Policies are linked to current Provincial government policies. Forever changing depending on whose in power.

    Advice to Management

    Use natural resources wisely to provide cost efficient power production in Ontario


  7. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities if you are willing to move.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, redundant work, politics influences business decisions = fustration

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefits, Management too political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and salaries are towards the top of the industry. High technology focus within a clean industry. A ;eader in health and safety.

    Cons

    Often bring in foreign management who like to shake things up and leave chaos in their wake. Change from being a Crown corporation in the 1990s has lessened employee engagement and belief in the goals of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Develop local management and promote through to the top of the company. Work with government to allow the making of decisions on supply expansion based on engineering studies, not political considerations.


  9. "Good Internship experience, lots of responsibility"

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    Former Employee - Technical Engineering Intern in Bowmanville, ON
    Former Employee - Technical Engineering Intern in Bowmanville, ON

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

    Pros

    - Lots of responsibility
    - Good speaking experience
    - Good variety of experience

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic culture, lots of paperwork


  10. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Great work hours
    -Competitive wage compared to interns from other companies
    -Safety focus

    Cons

    -Not very engaging
    -Lack of mentorship for interns
    -Low morale


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