Bruce Power Employee Reviews

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Somethings that you don’t know about the Bruce Power’s HIRING PROCESS!
IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ontario1 January 2017
Somethings that you don’t know about the Bruce Power’s HIRING PROCESS!

After some applies they will call you. Do not jump up and down. It means you are lucky, but not so lucky. Their process is very time consuming and can drain your saving! For this reason, many of job seekers are absent from their hiring process!

You may feel it was a Scam, when all of a sudden they disappear and the only feedback that you get from your recruiter is; --- is not available!
Despite these signs, Bruce Power is a legitimate employer and what they do is based on their policy. It is simply because of the way that they make money!

Attention; following numbers are averages based on my experiences with Bruce Power. They might vary from case to case

1- their sites are in remote areas and you have to drive. It is not a regular interview to show up 15 min before the interview and go home. They are always running many hiring events simultaneously. You would be waiting in different rooms for hours. They give you water, but no food.
1 full day+ buying food for 12 hours + gas and other expenses for every interview

After interview, if your answers are not irrelevant, they forward you to the next steps. It’s too soon to jump up and down. You are not alone. Remember how many empty spots had been offered to you by Human Resources for interview! If they were 4, you are at least with 4 more applicants on the same boat!

2- at first they ask you to fill out very simple forms. Shorty after, you face more sophisticated forms. Approximately, you will send around 100 pages to Bruce Power. You have
  more... to print them off, physically fill them out and mail the ink signed papers. It is quite time consuming
$500 and up to two full weeks for paper works

3- they tell you everything is free. Once you step in, they tell you it’s your responsibility to apply for somethings. Take this; if you were in Cuba in the last 10 years, you have to pay around $1000 to they check that you have committed no crime at that time.
$5000 and up to 4 months for these things

4- Their positions are not rotational. The only employer at that area is Bruce Power. You have to move in, to start and move back, at the end.
$7000 and one month for 2 relocations.

Everything with Bruce is conditional. Even offer of employment.
Check their website, application and recruitment process.

In average, you should be 5 to 10 applicants on the same boat (just Human Resource do not release the data)
Even when you are sure that your working history and education background is clear, chance of success is around or less than 20%!

Don’t be shy. Before evolving in their hiring process directly ask them about your salary range. It is your right to know this 20% possibility of potential income is worth to risk up to 6 months of your time and drain your saving!

IMPORTANT ADVICE
Papers that you sign are about your commitment to Bruce Power. Up to the point that you can not charge Bruce Power for your hours:
DO NOT QUITE FROM YOUR JOB AND IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A JOB, DO NOT STOP SEARCHING!

You must make sure that you are in their system
REMEMBER; NEVER EVER assume that you are done. Even after signing the job offer.
Did you charge Bruce Power? Congratulation! Now you can jump up and down

TRICKS TO SAVE YOUR MONEY:

-Instead of driving to their site, you can ask for Phone or Skype interview
-When you have more than one option; “if you don’t provide document X, may we contact and etc.” (It is good just for Bruce Power. You will never need it again). Let them to check it by themselves.
-Set your lease and other expenses in a way that this month could be your last month with Bruce Power (assume that you are working on a project)
-There is no obligation to pay for Bruce Power. Balance between what you are making and what you will gain. If it doesn’t worth, you can easily ask them to CONDITIONALLY pay for their process now, (because you can’t afford the payment) and deduct it from your salary, later. If they are interested in you, brother!

Good Luck
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Pros
If get hired, Salary is fine
Cons
Time consuming and expensive process (can drain your saving)
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Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON21 December 2016
An amazing place to work and develop one's career. Great safety culture and awesome people Well developed policies and procedures for managing projects.
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Bruce Power is an equal opportunity employer with excellent job security and very safe work culture.
Technical Procedure Writer (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON18 December 2016
Bruce Power is an equal opportunity employer with excellent job security and very safe work culture. Very good training is provided along with a great pay schedule combined with excellent benefits.
Pros
Excellent benefits
Cons
None
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Great place to work
Mechanical Project Technician (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON16 May 2016
Excellent room for advancement. Very technical. Safety first attitude always. Top heavy management style. Great pay with excellent benefits.
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The balance of work and life is great
Fuelling Engineer (Current Employee) –  Tiverton, NS29 January 2016
Bruce Power is a great place to work. It is a place where you can expand your technical knowledge about CANDU reactors and the work that goes behind running the place. It has a great work and life balance, depending what group you work for. Overall, it is the perfect place to be to excel in the nuclear industry.
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Good Advancement Opportunities
Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 January 2016
There are great opportunities to advance onces career. Being a part of this company allows you to learn new things everyday.
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It was OK
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 April 2015
OK place to work.

Work quickly becomes repetitive and boring. There was lots to do at first, but it became very repetitive drudge work very quickly.
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Mechanical Technologist eager to make a difference in an engaged and thriving work environment.
Mechanical Project Technician (Current Employee) –  Tiverton, ON11 March 2015
Personable and engaged in my work environment. Willing to listen and engage employees with new processes and ideas. Hands on skills and a dedication to improvement and co-ordination with all departments. Get along with all co-workers and always eager to help anyone in need. A people person is an understatement.

Looking for a management position as I believe my years of experience and people skills will engage anyone to thrive.
Pros
Excellent co-workers and work environment that satisfies my ambition.
Cons
Lack of a lets get it done attitude.
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Safety oriented, always something to do and great people
MECHANIC CO-OP (Former Employee) –  Kincardine, ON6 May 2014
- daily breif and safety meeting
- working on transportation vehicles and work equipment
- friendly management
- co-workers were always willing to lend a hand
- the most enjoyable part of my job was always having something different to work on with a new challenge everyday.
Pros
company vehicles, paid mileage
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It was really great experience
Development Student - Computer Science/Programming (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON4 May 2014
Great employees, great management, learned a lot in 12 months. Worked with various departments.
Pros
You can learn a lot
Cons
Living in remote area
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Very nice place to work
Journeyman Millwright (Former Employee) –  Tiverton Ontario10 December 2013
I learned Nuclear policies & procedures . Management was always there to help you with any part of the job, on a daily basis. The hardest part of the job was driving thru the snowsqualls on some days. Most enjoyable was the team work from everyone. Very good bunch of guys to work with.
Pros
If you worked above & beond (free meal tickets were given)
Cons
None
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The best salary
Control technician (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON30 November 2013
It was the same like OPG:
Pre job breathing
WORK ORDER
Work permission
Outage job with generators, MCC, transformers
Post job breathig
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Great benefits, secure job, beautiful summers
Control Technician (Current Employee) –  Tiverton, NS27 November 2013
Great work place, very procedure oriented as it should be. Very top heavy with management but it depends on what crew you are on. Downsides- Working shift, lots of training, housing costs, winter driving could be challenging. Upside is lots of vacation, time off for shift workers, good small town living, close to beach, winter activities, outdoor activities.
Pros
mentioned in main body
Cons
shift work, winters, at least 2.5hrs drive to major city
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Young immature company with good compensation
Manager (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON4 November 2013
Salary is very competitive; most professional workers start near 100k.

I believe that most culture and values are recognized as a good thing to do but that the company has a long way to go to ingrain them.

Job security for senior management (Execs) is poor. For union represented employees, excellent.

Management/Leadership is poor. It is a company largely run by technocrats with poor management and leadership skills. Engineers are more highly prized that MBAs, to their detriment.

Work/Life balance is good for union represented but over-all, poor for managers. If you work in the station it is worse that corp HQ.
Pros
salary
Cons
unprofessional
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Serious workplace
Shift Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON7 October 2013
I can't give you an honest review this is the only place I've worked that wasn't minimum wage.
I was temp, and laid off after restart.
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steam generator / valve replacement contracts
Piping Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, On17 September 2013
Overseeing 150 men on the valve replacement project

Learned about all valves in the nuclear industry

management was professional

Great team put together to bring this job in on time

Coordinating all sub trades and support trades to ensure the work was completed on time and on budget.

It was a pleasure hiring the 6 general foreman and all the crews to bring this job in on time.
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Senior Technical Engineer, Safety Analysis Section (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 August 2013
Slow, boring.

But good pay & benefits. Nice place to stay in the summer.
Excellent work life balance.
Pros
Good pay & Benefits
Cons
Slow Advancement
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Excellent Company
Project Analyst - ECPM (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON28 May 2013
Excellent Company. Now retired. Fully enjoyed working with one of the best organizations I have encountered.
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Great place too work! Just need to change some of the management!
Stock Keeper (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON8 April 2013
The company is awesome to work for! Just some management changes need to be addressed!

The management is too clicky a lot of favortism. Also the chief stewart only hires family and friends along with the management
Pros
great company
Cons
some management needs to change
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Excellent place to work.
Assistant (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON19 March 2013
Excellent company to work for.providing possibilities for advancement while working with devoted staff.
Pros
excellent people
Cons
winter driving
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4.2
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