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Ontario Power Generation Reviews

Updated 14 February, 2019
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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. "President and CEO"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "Good Experience, Good Pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Pickering, ON
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Pickering, ON
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay, you learn a lot about safety culture and practices.
    Work load really depends on which department and which time of the year you are at.
    Some departments are extremely busy whereas some don't have much to do.

    Cons

    Processes and excessive paper work can get tedious at times. You may have to collect many signatures just to get something simple approved.

  3. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, good pension plan,

    Cons

    there is no new items to learn


  4. "Great place to Work - Uncertain past 2024"

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

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary and work life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork and process to follow


  5. "ENGINEER"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    -Amazing Benefits
    -Fair Pay Scale
    -Pension

    Cons

    -Lack of creativity (comes with the nuclear industry)
    -No pay incentives (i.e. performance based bonus)

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentives for employees to go above and beyond


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and strong job protection for unionized jobs

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for financial recognition of good work lead to disengagement when other people get the same compensation for doing the bare minimum.
    Company is in long term downsize.

    Advice to Management

    Package out senior staff to provide more opportunities for newer hires.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Decent job, but not for new hires"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Pickering, ON
    Current Employee - Nuclear Operator in Pickering, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance - Work stays at work and doesn't come home with you

    Cons

    Private nuclear industry pays more.
    Very few opportunities for advancement
    New hires are all contract temporary (Term), and recieve no pension, no benefits, significantly lower income, and no job security.

    Advice to Management

    No point.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "HR Advisor"

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

    I have been working at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    Great work evenvironment towards One OPG

    Cons

    No real cons at Ontario Power Generation


  9. "Great kompany to work for"

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

    I worked at Ontario Power Generation full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good and the management system was well organized.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the business, it can take a while to get things done.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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

    Pros

    High pay and pension benefits

    Cons

    Poor work conditions
    Management dishonesty
    Huge downsizing
    Poor diversity & inclusion

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees that there is no future in the company