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Toronto Hydro Reviews

Updated 16 June, 2017
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Anthony M. Haines
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  • Difficult to become full-time, many employees remained on contracts for years (in 9 reviews)

  • there is lots of office politics going on (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Student
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Little to no in house politics
    Great work environment
    Flexible hours
    Great internship experience

    Cons

    Doesn't have very competitive pay scale compared with other utilities


  2. "Great benefits, Terrible Culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    + Competitive Salary
    + Great benefits
    + Good work/life balance
    + Central location
    + Friendly coworkers
    + Interesting work
    + Great learning/education opportunities

    Cons

    - Extremely bureaucratic (MAJOR power struggles all over the organization, which made it difficult to get anything productive done)
    - The culture was brutal between management and union staff, and meanwhile HR was submitting awards for 'best company culture' which was laughable
    - Very flat organization, no opportunities for growth and promotions. Only certain divisions (HR and engineering fields) ever had ppl rising in the org.
    - Difficult to become full-time, many employees remained on contracts for years
    - Many managers have been flagged by employees to HR and nothing has been done. A few departments have a revolving door of talent coming and going just as fast.
    - Company lacks transparency and is very secretive. No one ever knew what was happening as there was hardly any internal communications. Most ppl found out major company news through the media/front-page story.
    - Many silos within the organization
    - Little-to-no company engagement (very few company-building events, social activities, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to employees. They care about the well-being of the organization just as much as you do, but if you never ask for their opinion, you'll never be able to improve this organization and its toxic culture.


  3. "Sr. Technical Student (Commissioners)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Student in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Student in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Toronto Hydro (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Stable job if you're a full-time employee
    - Great learning opportunities (very unique challenges)
    - Fairly casual and low stress environment

    Cons

    - Interns and new grads are treated poorly (undervalued and on contracts)
    - Not at the forefront of utility development even though they're so large


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    "Great place to start off"

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    good pay
    big breakfast on Fridays

    Cons

    there is lots of office politics going on

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more involved with employees


  6. "Great employer to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great people, learned a lot about the company, the work was meaningful,
    - my manager was readily accessible and was helpful

    Cons

    - some of the projects were expensive

    Advice to Management

    - try to think of ways to reduce the price of electricity as it can start to get expensive


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Worst professional experience of my career."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, pension and hours are all excellent and very competitive. You actually work so few hours that it is easy to pick up a second job.

    Cons

    Politics, inefficiencies and toxic culture makes the place unbearable. Unfortunately this negates any pros mentioned above and I would not recommend Toronto Hydro if you want to build a fulfilling career. This place is not what it used to be 25 yrs ago.

    Advice to Management

    Take your exit interviews and employee complaints seriously instead of turning a blind eye on the underlying issues and problematic employees who are turning away your valuable talent.


  8. "Technical Students"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Student
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Student
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment and great managers, full facilites.

    Cons

    not really that i can think of, may be slow paced, cold office.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "PM Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Program Management Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Program Management Consultant in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Good compensation, Good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor IT systems and processes, Beuracracy

    Advice to Management

    Rear down the silos please


  10. "Nice Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Student in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Student in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Toronto Hydro (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly workers
    lots of trainings are provided

    Cons

    things move slowly
    lunch cafeteria not very good


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Hydro full-time

    Pros

    good benefit and work life balance

    Cons

    toxic working environment, office politics. manager doesn't really care who is the hard worker, only care who is the best talker.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the really person who is qualified as a manager but not a real talker.


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