An excellent place to work with many opportunites to grow
Production Clerk (Current Employee) – Haley Station, ON – 25 August 2017
OPG is a very team oriented place to work. I have had many opportunities over my 20 years of service and with the constant change was able to learn many new skills. They are very big on safety and training and all of it is kept up to date. The people are like family and make it an enjoyable place to work. I am currently still with the company but due to the thermal job loss and having to move to another location, I am currently seeking work back in the Sarnia/Lambton area to relocate back to my home.
Productive and satisfying work load... every day learnt something new.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Tiverton, ON – 19 July 2017
I was hired on a 6 month contract position which extended into 2 years. I found my sister Admins to be a great group of women, not only knowledgeable, but so helpful and so willing to share and be part of "team " to get projects completed.... I found a wonderful diversity of folks all working for the same goal.... Safety in the Nuclear Industry. I learned so much about the Nuclear industry that I was sad when my job ended.
Assistant Valve Engineer (Intern) (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 14 July 2017
Attending meetings and working on projects that lack impetus and value to the company. The projects once started, usually never end by accomplishing the goal. The company lack structure and incentive for workers to perform above the expectations.
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 11 July 2017
I did my internship at OPG after completing my third year of studies. Great place to work, learned a lot and amazing workplace culture. Gained valuable knowledge and experience about the energy sector in Ontario.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 17 May 2017
This company is going down hill due to years of mismanagement and huge severance and pension payouts. There is no job security and very political due to it being arm's length affiliation with the provincial Liberal govt. Jobs are being contracted out and outsourced. HR pays lip service; don't expect them to be of any real help for anything. Only bureau-rats, union shmoes and execs are earning the big bucks. Their plants are being sold off or shut down. Only real work they have left is the Darlington refurb project. Guess who's paying for all of this? Ontario taxpayers!
Mechanical Technician (Former Employee) – Bowmanville, ON – 5 November 2016
Excellent place to work. Great training. Good wages. Safety is a big part of any work that is done. I worked in the Nuclear part of the industry. The Radiation training is paramount, different qualifications are required for different access Parts of the plant.
Civil Maintainer (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 14 October 2016
I spent the last 16 years of my career working as a Civil Maintainer. Knowledgeable of radiation protection and the use of contamination control equipment to protect self and prevent the spread of contamination in the work environment. Conduct decontamination checks and procedures to perform laundering and cleaning techniques to ensure sanitation standards of clothing, equipment and work areas, including the set up and maintenance of rubber areas. Receive, store, issue, deliver and ship materials, tools and equipment. Perform physical inventory verifications and reconciliation of inventory variances. Responsible for the health, safety and well being of self and others, in accordance with technical/ operating procedures and standards. Perform custodial, housekeeping and waste handling activities as required.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 September 2016
No job protection if you're non-unionized; non-unionized salaries have been frozen since 2009. Job security and promotion based on nepotism. Stay away if you value your principles/morals; highly political climate. You are immediately ushered out the door if terminated - usual reasons are "business re-organization" or "poor fit." Warning signs are lack of work, co-workers avoiding you, duties transferred to someone else, office relocation. HR dept. ignores you unless you are being terminated. "Training" is computer-based; very little desk side IT support - unless it's an emergency or you're an executive, expect to wait. Focus of CEO is to replace older workers with young(er) workers, who will work for less but perform the functions of 2 workers. Beware of location at 700 University: tightly regulated stationery dept. (i.e., need to record # of pens, pencils taken for use), company downsizing. However, no-frills on-site gym is available - you pay, but executives and upper mgmt. don't pay. Health benefits are standard, but excellent if you're unionized. Job duties constantly changes - what you sign up for changes upon the whims of the dept.; don't believe what mgmt. tells you - only unionized workers and upper mgmt. benefit. If you like functioning as a robot, company mantra, no job security, and doing more for less, then this employer is for you.
Manager of Internal Audit (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 September 2016
Very tense audit environment due to tone at the top - management are not people friendly and not allowed to work from home or book time off unless it is months in advance. Management treated differently then union and high turn over.