Work is a balance of operations, training, and management of staff. I learned that each day can be different based on operational situations. The workplace culture is what you make of it. Don't get caught up in personality issues, this is a business. Upper management is supportive of decisions made at an operational level. The hardest part of the job is removing yourself from it at the end of the workday. The most enjoyable part of the job is learning something new everyday.
Benefits and retirement plan
Change in workplace culture with change in government.
Certified MB Power Electrician Journeyman (Former Employee) – Manitoba – 11 October 2017
MB Hydro is going downhill. There is way too many management at all levels and not enough workers. They have brought in anonymous "Snitch Line" so coworkers can report on others anonymously or about management etc. Management does not trust their workers, and they are trying to scale back their work force. The company is extremely indebted due to mismanagement and political intervension. The pay, hours and benefits are about the only decent thing going here.Most coworkers are pretty good. Proceed with caution though with this company and trust no-one especially mgmt!
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Thompson, Manitoba North – 9 September 2017
I can say that I really enjoyed my career with Manitoba Hydro. I would go so far so say that I loved my job. I did a lot of helicopter flying, boating, ski-dooing, float plane flying. I learned responsibility and how to work with others and how to get the most out of my crew. I had some of the best management personnel that I knew. My work[lace was very diversified. The hardest part of the jobe was leaving due to retirement.
Meter Reader (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 28 August 2017
good place to work. pretty straight forward job. read electric and gas meters. typical day starts at the office to receive your assignments/routes for the day, then you drive out to your area start reading meters.
you don't really have a lunch hour so you have to eat on the go and you don't really get any breaks during the day, but you can work at your own pace.
Electrician (Current Employee) – Manitoba – 11 July 2017
Manitoba Hydro is a great place to work and there is a lot of opportunities to learn and advance your career and skill set. the work atmosphere is friendly, productive and rewarding with a many interesting projects.
what i learned about this job is that it gives you variety jobs so you can learn different skills. for example i was cutting grass but there was days i was pulling up nails. most enjoyable part of this job is that i got to try various of different things, not just one thing every day.
Client Service Representative (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB, Selkirk MB – 9 January 2017
Great place to work. Always forward thinking and supportive of your career path. Provided opportunity and advancement. Good company benefits. Enjoyed the opportunity to travel within Manitoba. Would recommend to anyone wanting local career.