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Highly Recommend!
HR at Bruce Power (Current Employee) –  Tiverton, ON19 December 2017
Great place to work and have lots of opportunities for career development all while working for the same employer. Employees are very committed to the organization and are willing to teach and educate newcomers. Highly technical, educated and proficient workforce.
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Leader in the Industry.
Contractor (Current Employee) –  Tiverton, ON1 December 2017
This organization is leading with great intention. They are proactive to support the growth of their permanent employees. They offer a great benefit package for full time permanent employees.

They are an industry leader that is renewing the life of the local community.

However, they do not offer equality to their augmented staff. There is a large discrepancy between the treatment of contractors and that of the permanent staff.

If the company is to retain augmented staff with contracts that extend for years, they should be more accountable. Contractors are not receiving this information upfront, and often believe that a contract is the first step to a permanent position. This is not the case.
Pros
Opportunity for advancement once permanent.
Cons
Lack of advancement opportunities for contractors.
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Overall, the company offers stable job security and fair compensation.
Project Controls Lead (Current Employee) –  Tiverton, ON29 August 2017
The company is great. Offers good job security because of magnitude of projects. The reservation I have is the work location. I am from Edmonton and job site is Tiverton ON. I takes me 4 hrs flight + 2.5 hrs drive from Edmonton to work location.
Pros
Long term job security
Cons
Location
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great place to work
forman bruce power (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON28 August 2017
i find bruce power is agreat place to work and they really treaT THERE PEOPLE GREAT.I just wish there was more work to be done there is to much time between jobs othere than that its agreat place to work
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Shift work
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Awesome place, bit remote, but everyone's extremely friendly
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON7 August 2017
I worked as an intern here for a few months. The management was awesome, their cafeteria is unreal. The engineering staff is very knowledgable and they work on some extremely complex design work (given it is a nuclear facility).
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Simply an incredible experience!!
Document Controller-Bruce TRAINING Centre (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON24 June 2017
This environment is incredible!! Safety first!! Ongoing training was one of the best things and I was able to work in various areas of the plant which was really a fantastic experience.
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Large company that works hard at trying to achieve excellence
Project Control Lead (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON19 June 2017
The company is in the process of developing a enterprise style Project Control capability. A lot of good people with excellent knowledge and consultants participating.
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Good place to work
Senior Technical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON1 June 2017
In my opinion Bruce Power is a good place to work for beginners as well as experienced individual.The atmosphere is good and training is provided. staff is helpful and ready to assist.
Pros
Good salary
Cons
Outside City
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Okay Place to Work
Mechanical Maintainer (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON5 May 2017
If you're full time working for Bruce it's a great place to work. Working when you're a contractor is unstable at best, with shifting shift work and unreliable hiring schedules.
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Great opportunity.
Development Student (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON22 January 2017
Great opportunity as a student to get experience in the field. There isn't another place I can think of where you can get as wide a reach in terms of hands on experience.
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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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Very good work environment
Janitor - CMIII (Former Employee) –  Kincardine, ON30 December 2016
It was an excellent work experience.
Where I could demonstrate many skills and at the same time interact with different people from different positions.
The best part of the jobwas knowing that with the work that I did, I provided a clean and hygienic place for their different activities of the work day.
The hardest part for me was absent from my family for the whole week and for 7 months.
Pros
Different tasks
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Project Manager
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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Highly regulated micro-managed environment
Acting HR Dept Mgr / HR Specialist (Former Employee) –  Kincardine, ON28 June 2016
This is a great place to work for people who can follow very strict work processes and practices and have a high level of awareness regarding safety at work.
Pros
Above average salaries and benefits
Cons
Highly restrictive and prescribed environment
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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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Challenging and rewarding
SUPERVISING NUCLEAR OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Near Kincardine Ontario18 November 2015
The daily routine starts with a face to face turnover of operational details form the outgoing crew. Then an assessment of the days planned work and available manpower. Then assigning work, checking worker qualifications and completing pre-job briefs including providing any documentation/procedures required. All work activities are logged and work status is updated. Any equipment repairs required are initiated and logged.

The training is a extensive and a combination of classroom and in the field with re-qualifications every 1 to 3 years depending on the qualification.

The pay and benefits are great but working conditions can be any weather from high heat to rain and snow storms.

The people are mostly highly educated and in general friendly and willing to help solve any issues.
Pros
Excellent pay and benifits
Cons
Field positions can require work in uncomfortable conditions
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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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