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Excellent work environment
CO-OP, Operations (Current Employee) –  Tiverton, ON7 October 2018
This 8 months co-op is a great opportunity to learn about the process and all aspects of a nuclear operator. An orange badge certification was also provided by the company to ensure that workers know the safety requirements to work in a nuclear plant.
Pros
competitive salary
Cons
no steam time provided
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Good Pay
COST AND SCHEDULE TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON3 October 2018
Workers are well paid at this company. The work life balance is great. If you like community living and has a young family that are is a great place for you. The workplace culture could be challenging.
Pros
Well Paid
Cons
Very political
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Boring, mind numbing place to work if you are a self starter
Elec (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON20 August 2018
I was employed as a temp under a union agreement, negotiated through the PWU in Toronto. It was difficult working for managers who had no idea of the requirements of either of my trade disciplines. It was also difficult working in an environment where the maintenance people who were full time employees from Ontario Hydro days, had no trade certification, and we were essentially doing the same work, but they did not want us in the plant. In some cases it made the working culture undesirable. Most of the work was very unchallenging and repetitive. Trades persons who come in with certification find themselves pigeon holed into the same job day in and day out, doing essentially the same task..
Pros
The money was good for SW Ontario
Cons
Travel from Owen Sound took up 2 hours a day.
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Great place to work
Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  Kincardine, ON16 August 2018
This is a great company to work for. Culture is strong and focused on safety and operations. I've enjoyed my time there and my departure had nothing to do with the company but more due to family focus.
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Great company to work with
Supply Chain Manager (Current Employee) –  Tiverton, ON12 June 2018
Bruce power, a great place work. very dynamic and diverse organization. Great learning opportunities. I'll recommend professionals work with Bruce Power.
Pros
all pros
Cons
no cons
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very good
Electrical and Control Project Technician (Former Employee) –  Kearls Lake Alberta11 April 2018
good company to work for they fly you out and fly u in great work culture good foremans great benefits and super great boading and food, very great in enforcing safet
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Not bad
Buyer/Material Analyst (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON31 March 2018
Had its moments but people were not put first as broadcasted...
Good ability to ride it out for money but lack of backbone was evident by certain staff
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Oversight and monitoring of workers safety/programs
Operations Specialist II (Current Employee) –  Tiverton, ON5 March 2018
Of the 32 years I have worked in the nuclear industry Bruce Power is typical for a large private company. The Safety culture seems to be degrading since going from Crown ownership to private sector. There is room for improvement.
Pros
Wages
Cons
Safety focus vs production focus .
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great place to work
Labourer General Foreman (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON5 March 2018
great place to work .great pay great people have a tiimmys on site as well as a medical physicality.great chance to advance in your career.many different safety programs and always keeping up with safety codes to keep its employees safe so you can go home to you family every night.
Pros
safety first
Cons
parking lol
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Well advanced company to work for, with a good training program and fair treatment for the employees.
Safety Representative/Facility Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON11 January 2018
Enjoyed Employment at Bruce Power. They provided a good amount of required aspects in safety. A good training was provided for the employees, with a review of material taught necessary for daily procedures.
Pros
Provided a benificial aspect to my experience at Occupational Safety
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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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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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