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Toronto Hydro Reviews

Updated 16 June, 2017
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  1. 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


  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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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Worst professional experience of my career."

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    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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great teammates with good work hours
    Enjoyed working with the younger crowd

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic
    Lots of office politics
    Not Dynamic

    Advice to Management

    improve culture


  8. ""good first experience""

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    Former Employee - IT Technical Student in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - IT Technical Student in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - quiet environment
    - decent pay for the work that was expected of me
    - location was very convenient

    Cons

    - sometimes not enough work was available
    - work was not very interesting and often repeated
    - had to deal with rush hour


  9. "Project analyst hold Engineering role for EITs Same responsibly level and decision making power"

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Some flexibility in the work hours
    Great exposure to all levels of project management from planning to construction

    Cons

    Some teams are under staffed and overloaded with work
    The good job security doesn't crate an incentive for people to work at a higher pace

    Advice to Management

    Paying new grads 10k more per year could make a huge difference in their quality of life in the city and talent retention within the company


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Some good, some not so good"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, dynamic industry and organization, lots of interesting and varied work

    Cons

    heavy workloads, may experience red tape for change, too many priorities, very hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    identify key priorities and what is truly urgent, communicate vision more clearly


  11. Helpful (1)

    "employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Toronto Hydro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits
    good location
    decent salary
    decent work-life balance

    Cons

    disengaged workforce
    rigid culture
    lack of collegiality
    self-centered senior management


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