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Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated 6 May, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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    • 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.


  2. "A government firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit, Pension Plan and Work Hours

    Cons

    No sense of ownership among managers or employees. There is a lot of buzzwords that float around but implementation of such and the associated principles is poor. Bonus structure for management is not at all based on company's financial performance.

    Advice to Management

    Spruce up your act and give up the sense of entitlement


  3. Helpful (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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "16-month Internship Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Eng./Applied Science Trainee"

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    • 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
    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.


  7. "Developmental Student"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. "Manager Safety"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good team with challenging work

    Cons

    sometimes too bureaucratic with too much government policy interference

    Advice to Management

    assert stronger independence from government policy interference


  9. "Unions rule"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Executive Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unionized workers will always get a raise, excellent benefits and keep their jobs for life.

    Cons

    Non-union workers get no such perks. Trend is to hire temp/contract, pay less and no benefits. Nepotism and office politics for any promotions, job openings. Bloated pay for execs and unionized employees. If they don't like you, you'll be terminated.

    Advice to Management

    You can only promote your friends/colleagues to a point before the cracks begin to show.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with many benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowmanville, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowmanville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OPG has great work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day to complete work (7 hour days)...


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Kawartha Lakes, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Kawartha Lakes, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and dynamic project environment with upcoming projects unique to Canadian market
    Strongly trained workforce that has a lot of potential and ability to adapt

    Cons

    Very rigid and generally non flexible work force. Strongly trained workforce that has a lot of potential and ability to adapt

    Advice to Management

    Listen more and understand true strength of workforce


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