Janitor - CMIII (Former Employee) – Kincardine, ON – 30 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.
Somethings that you don’t know about the Bruce Power’s HIRING PROCESS!
IT Specialist (Former Employee) – Ontario – 1 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 havemore... 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!
My career was with OPG, Bruce Power was a 4 month contract
Assessor (Former Employee) – Kincardine – 15 August 2012
Open e-mail and calender. Respond and prepare for meetings. Review previous unwanted conditions and prepare corrective actions for minor problems. Preform Apparent Cause and Root Cause for more serious conditions. Prepare Power Point, Excel Spread Sheets and any Word docs as required. Review Standards and prepare Management to speak to Regulators or speak on their behalf. Learned to listen and refrain from "knee jerk" decisions but ensure the issue is addressed and followed up to prevent recurrence. Review OPEX from related groups and roll out identified issues to prevent occurrence at OPG. Work well with co-workers and share informatrion as well as mentoring. The hardest part is getting staff engaged with a Management initiative. I accept change easily and my function is to get staff to "buy in" and provide all the positive aspects and highlight the benefits to the company and themselves. The most enjoyable part is the follow up, all corrective actions have been complete and no repeat occurrences.
Mechanical Technologist eager to make a difference in an engaged and thriving work environment.
Mechanical Project Technician (Current Employee) – Tiverton, ON – 11 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.
Excellent co-workers and work environment that satisfies my ambition.
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.
Control Technician (Current Employee) – Tiverton, NS – 27 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.
mentioned in main body
shift work, winters, at least 2.5hrs drive to major city
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.
If you worked above & beond (free meal tickets were given)
Safety oriented, always something to do and great people
MECHANIC CO-OP (Former Employee) – Kincardine, ON – 6 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.