Meter Reader/Data Collector (Former Employee) – Chatham-Kent, ON – 27 March 2017
Unfortunately at this time there is no job security. Seems like there has been cut backs, not knowing if you have a job to return to is very difficult to raise and support your family. Overall excellent work team environment. Would have enjoyed a permanent full time position.
Electrician Foreman (Former Employee) – Ontario – 11 January 2017
Good company for steady work,Culture is challenging at times when trying to complete work in a timely fashion,great for safety . training is top notch. work in all weather conditions. Advancement is difficult ,friends ,family and favorites culture
Protection and Control Co-op Student (Former Employee) – Utopia, ON – 22 April 2016
I was with Hydro One in their Protection and Control Department for my final 2 co-operative work terms. They truly embraced the idea of learning while working and ensured that I was involved in as many projects as possible to give me as wide a view of their typical work days as possible. It was an incredible learning experience.
AMI Operator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 13 October 2015
The management at the Smart Meter and Network Operations Department where very supportive of innovation, which helped to enhance my performance.
While going about my assigned duties, I often noticed areas of improvement in work processes. I proceeded to develop software to meet these needs and demonstrated them to my superiors. They were supportive in that they accepted it and offered suggestions on added functionality that will make the tool more useful for the team.
This was the nature of my work experience at hydro which made it more interesting. I was given the liberty to identify problems and proceed to fix them and report to my superiors.
Supportive management, good pay
Aside from the tools I developed, my assigned duties could be repititive
ADET Co-op (Former Employee) – Perth, ON – 26 August 2015
Being a Co-op, I got to tag along on a large variety of jobs. My typical day would include helping to prepare layouts for a variety of connections/upgrades/maintenance issues. There is a lot of information gathering so that you can do any and all needed calculations. The was a lot of computer use as well, using Microsoft Word/Excel and ArcMaps. Almost every job had some interaction with either a customer or contractor. The job variety was fantastic and prevented monotony. The people I worked with were great; always taking the work seriously, but having a fun and relaxing atmosphere to work in. Every step of the way, Safety was encouraged. We are taught that there is no job so important that it can't be done safely.
Project Manager Intern (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 August 2015
As a Project Manager Intern, I had the opportunity to help manage several large-budget transmission and switching stations projects, providing me with the challenge to execute crucial roles by tight scheduled deadlines and ensuring that communication among all teams was clear and up to date. My tasks included attending and leading meetings by either driving or flying to sites or holding them in conference rooms over phone, performing thorough material status checks and creating an organized schedule to keep myself on track, all of which required thorough pre-planning. I also worked simultaneously in the process management sector to keep myself busy and learn about how the information gathered was processed.
The co-workers were very helpful when I required assistance or needed to offload a task. The environment was a bit slow paced but taking on more work allowed me to keep busy whilst also learning more. The freedom to talk to anyone and learn about what projects they work on was the most enjoyable part of the job. Additionally, being allowed to work on different projects and with different teams kept the work interesting.
Freedom to choose additional work, short hours, great pay, vacation time, pension contribution