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Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated 11 October, 2018
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Jeffrey J. Lyash
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  • "No cons or negative aspects of working there" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Aweful work environment at the warehouse" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "OPG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pickering, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pickering, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work and you'll learn a lot

    Cons

    No cons or negative aspects of working there.


  2. "University Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great culture and people
    - Great hours and pay
    - Work life balance is encouraged
    - Many opportunities to move within the company
    - Many company social and sport events

    Cons

    Work can be slow at times.

  3. "Rewarding Career with Opportunities to Advance Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked in a few environments through out my career and OPG has some great people who work for the organization top to bottom. Some very smart and kind mannered people who genuinely care about others and also care and have passion to work for an organization that generates safe, clean, reliable low-cost power for people of Ontario. OPG is a very safety conscious environment and seeing other employers out there who aren't, makes me proud to work for an organization that cares about its people and commitment to having a safe and responsible operation. OPG offers opportunities internally to advance your career and the work is challenging and very rewarding. You can understand why so many people have had amazing and rewarding careers at OPG. I also feel that from a compensation perspective OPG is fair and aligned with the market. Overall a great place to work, great organization to be part of.

    Cons

    I can't say there is really any con's. I will comment that the CEO who is shown here on glassdoor is not the active CEO. Our active CEO Jeff Lyash is an amazing innovative leader and this needs to be updated. The business is going through changes as a lot of other organizations are to take our culture to the next step to allow the business to further improve and grow. This requires commitment from everyone (top to bottom) to see changes towards the desired culture. I mainly feel and see changes taking place to improving processes, operations, technology and systems.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very open to feedback, they are now an environment that seeks feedback.


  4. "Good Company, Decent Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours
    Good co workers
    Good management

    Cons

    Occasional bad co worker
    Lots of contract work
    Not many future opportunities due to down sizing


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic workplace, case study of dysfunctions...."

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    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Pickering, ON
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Pickering, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary (union people are extremely overpaid, about 100% vs what they should be making in the real world). If you are union, that's good I guess.
    Pension, similar to salary

    Cons

    There are some knowledgeable staff who want to do a good job and earn their keep, there are a small number of staff who back-stabs and does no work, upwards delegating their work as there is absolutely nothing management would do to correct the situation.

    Speaking of management, the most incompetent and sociopathic people reside in those roles, often play nothing but favouritism to their buddies, and move an overwhelming work load to those "outside of the circle". However, when it comes to evaluation time, those inside the circle, those who come in at 8:30 and leave at 3:30, those who get unlimited resources whenever asked for, those who do not have any real job responsibilities are the ones who get good ratings. Those who work around the clock, with unmanageable tasks that upper management couldn't manage for years, those who follows governance and get things done, those who try to bridge the chasm between management and staff, would get rated horribly.

    It's come to a point where the competent staff would refuse to take on management roles because of the horrible behaviours they observed at a management level.

    Upper management has no interest in running a normal environment, as they are generally ignorant of the required skill sets. By rewarding those who are generally incompetent through high ratings and bonuses, upper management continues to perpetuate this incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Pointless


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, salaries and pension.

    Cons

    Mental health support is lacking.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Management Systems Analyst in Thunder Bay, ON
    Current Employee - Management Systems Analyst in Thunder Bay, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Safety attitude
    Good benefits
    Good team
    Great place for career growth

    Cons

    I am sure like any companies there are small issues

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to be the industry leader in safety

  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    It is really amazing place

    Cons

    No downsides working here at all


  9. "Assistant Technical Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    1. Great coworkers
    2. Knowledgeable staff
    3. Good compensation

    Cons

    1. Lack of internal developmental opportunities. Management is more interested in blocking employee progression.
    2. Slow to change.
    3. Organization is not growing. No new power plants are being constructed.

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees to come up with a development plan and assist them with their future aspirations.


  10. "Amazing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Technical Engineer/Officer in Pickering, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Technical Engineer/Officer in Pickering, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Company cares about employees
    Great pay
    Great work culture

    Cons

    Learning experience/value varies from job to job


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