The Company has a strong commitment to the wellness of its employees
Thermal Station Engineer/Officer (Current Employee) – Courtright, Ontario – December 4, 2013
Ontario Power Generation provides its employees with all the necessary resources to excel at their respective roles. The Company prides itself on the safety of the employees and has a strong commitment to the wellness of the employees. The staff is highly educated in their respective fields and are dedicated to achieving all targets.
Student Nuclear Operator (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – February 9, 2016
It was a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Everybody there was willing to teach you something, so long as you showed the initiative to ask and provided you had the willingness and patience to learn.
Typical Day: 12 hr day, begins with pre-job brief, ends with post-job brief. Manageable workload given inbetween. Rotating between night and day shift is most difficult part. Working with amazing people is the most important part.
Great pay... Zero respect given by senior Management
Nuclear Response Force (Current Employee) – Leader, SK – January 9, 2016
Security is run by a bunch of ex RCMP dictators... Do as I say not as I do attitude. Won't even say hello to uniform staff. Don't want to hear your concerns or suggestions. Treat the staff like garbage. First Line Managers are great... Know how to lead from the front and take care of their people
Assistant Technical Engineer/Officer (Current Employee) – Pickering, ON – December 21, 2015
The work environment is great.
The salary is also up to industry standards that is not disappointing at all.
Management is quick and helpful to answer your question, but becoming permanent from temp is a million dollar question.
Once permanent, do not worry about job security.
Despite having good enough salary, they are really horrible at giving benefits and paid vacation days. For example, in Christmas, only 25, 26 and 1st are off even if one or all of them falls in weekends. Most rivals are way better and flexible that way.
Information Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – December 4, 2015
I enjoyed working at Ontario Power Generation as assignment:
* was in my field of studies * was diverse * helped me to develop new skills such as project management, software design and development * contained a great deal of troubleshooting and systematic problem solving
A typical day was checking the systems operation, resolving problems, planning and working on systems enhancement and development and learning about new tools.
10 minutes travel time to work
it was a short term contract - maternity leave replacement
Mechanical maintainer (Current Employee) – Darlington, ON – November 8, 2015
I would like to be full time here but if I was to start full time here I would have to work at Pickering first which is just way too much commuting for me. Darlington is just the perfect distance for me.
Focused and safest place that I have ever worked in, so far.
Construction Manager, Darlington Refurbishment (Current Employee) – Darlington, ON – November 3, 2015
The Darlington Refurbishment, of the 4 nuclear reactors, is Ontario's largest mega project. My current days include negotiations with 10 of the 17 Building Trade Unions that OPG deals with. As of Nov 3rd we have deals with 8 of the 10. My other current duties is staffing the Construction Department with capable, competent, and qualified personnel both from internal and external postings. In every position I have had it is the people that make the work day. Enjoying their companionship, dedication and knowledge in getting things done.
Developmental Student/Operating Assistant (Former Employee) – Bath, ON – September 15, 2015
Job shadowing operating engineers. Learned the importance of electricity grid deadlines, learned the process and operation of steam cycle/power plant. Nice work environment, lots of guidance provided. Most enjoyable part of the job was the constant learning
You have a right to go home with all your body parts attached.
Summer Student (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – June 17, 2015
OPG is more than safety conscious, they are safety OBSESSED. This is not a bad thing. I've worked for OPG on three separate summers, both in a technical role and an administrative role and I can tell you that they take your safety seriously. They give back to the community and generally are a great organization to work for. 10/10 would go back in a heartbeat.
providing engineering support to the plant personnel applying code requirements to daily activities follow management directions share own knowledge and experience with co-workers daily "fire fighting" successful project completion
Assistant Approvals Officer (Current Employee) – toronto, ON – January 15, 2015
a typical work day is very busy, extremely high level, challenging and goes by quickly. I have learned a lot regarding Board materials, government liason, executive management relations, working in a fast paced environment, dealing with confidential documents, report writing, presentation skills and working as a team. The hardest part of my job is the long hours and the most enjoyable part is the success at the end of the day after accomplishing all of my tasks.
Environmental Department Intern (Former Employee) – Pickering, Ontario – December 30, 2014
Very relaxed work environment. Typical work hours, 8-9am to 4-5pm. I got really good experience in an office environment and in the energy field. At times I felt I did not have enough to do while my coworkers were under pressure. The downsizing of the company makes it feel as if though everyone's job is always on the line.
Great engineering and project management team with helpful upper management
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – November 24, 2014
Very knowledge and strong engineering talent is found at this company. Upper engagement is helpful in ensuring each team player fulfills personal growth goals and resources are provided to ensure professional growth. The company is understanding and knowledgeable of religious events observed by various employees. Always felt at home and would highly recommended to others.