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Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated 20 April, 2019
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Jeffrey J. Lyash
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  • "Great work life balance and compensation" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Professional, safe, engaging, respectful with great pay" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Very good place to understand and develop strong skills in the energy sector"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MBA Intern in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - MBA Intern in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many training opportunities to participate in
    Knowledgeable team to learn from
    Appropriate level of reponsibility

    Cons

    No full-time recruitment structure currently in place. It is only for the time of the internship.


  2. "Have an exit strategy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and pension if FULL time, particularly if you join out of school. Reasonable hours and you don't take work home. The best pro was a forward thinking CEO who has since left the company.

    Cons

    Company is shrinking so there is no internal movement, only rotations. No upward mobility. Toxic culture that does not believe in flexibility and depending on the division - does not believe in diversity. Do your research on the group you are joining as this matters. Management versus Union employees are treated differently and many management employees are subject to "drive by shooting" style firings on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Good but Slow Paced"

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    Former Employee - Technical Engineer/Officer
    Former Employee - Technical Engineer/Officer

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

    Pros

    Decent starting salary
    Good hours - work/life balance

    Cons

    Work gets uninteresting fast
    No reviews/ratings - promotions etc are not based on a meritocracy


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Too much celebration of a culture in need to repair."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation. Many good people. Benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough tension in the system when poor leaders make bad decisions. Their rank is respected and flawed rationale may not be questioned. Lots of buzz phrases and flavour of the moment initiatives. Viable succession planning needs to be shored up.


  5. "OPG lack Challenge"

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    Former Employee - Ontario in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Ontario in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary and benefits. Co workers are a fairly intelligent group of people. Strong unions for those lucky enough to belong

    Cons

    Oppressive management. talk one way deliver a different way. very inconsistent performance expectations between groups. Favours a yes sir culture. Most of the management supervisors act like they have been anointed into the position rather than appointed. Code of conduct violations are not corrected.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employee surveys and act responsively.


  6. "RE: Audit Group not a place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Good Pension and gym- not much else

    Cons

    Horrible work environment lead by a horrible leader - who scares by firing everyone she does not like

    Advice to Management

    Change your management team and senior audit leader


  7. "Good pay, good environment"

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    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Bowmanville, ON
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Bowmanville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment and great pay

    Cons

    depending on your section, work can be slow. some sections have a lot of interesting work, it really depends on the boss and the section.

    Advice to Management

    good management, friendly and willing to help the juniors get involved

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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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

    Pros

    - Lots of time to complete tasks
    - Decent pay
    - Decent benefits
    - Inclusive work environment
    - Lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    - They are very secretive when it comes to TERMS and their wages


  9. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and funny coworkers

    Cons

    Long shifts can get to you


  10. "President and CEO"

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

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

    Pros

    Jeff is the nicest person you will ever meet. He is a great leader who is very welcoming and approachable. Jeff leads by example, he loves getting out in the field and working side by side with employees.

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Great Management team!