Is a very exciting place to work and make many lasting friendships.
Stationary Engineer (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 3 March 2018
A typical day was a 12 hr shift either days or nights. Monitoring equipment for the generation of electricity. Also being a member of the ERT required knowledge in first aid, CPR, SCBA, fire fighting, and fork lift operating. The job also required TDG training, and WHMIS. The company had indepth training in a aspects of the job. A very good company to work for.
Good for some union employees, unhealthy environment
Logistics (Former Employee) – Durham Region, ON – 7 January 2018
A lot of people at OPG have anger issues, there is rampant blame culture. At the Union employee level there are many old timers who got there God knows how and you can all you want: the inept, the lazy, the aggressive ones, etc. etc This is bad for the good union employees who try to work because they end up working for the ones who can't do their job. Union people can make more money than managers!!! At the Manager level there is a lot backstabbing and betrayal!!!! At the Director level and up, there is a lot of people with absolutely no knowledge of the areas they "lead". Very aggressive Directors and upper management. I was told several profanity by a senior VP!!!! Lots is buzzwords used only when convenient to the Director or VP in question. OPG is a wide display of distunctions at a workplace!!!! I don't recommend to go there unless, you really have no option...
Salary, good hours for Unionized people
Everything else: aggressive environment and crazy people!!
Shift Advisor Technical Support - Operations (Former Employee) – Bowmanville, ON – 19 November 2017
I was able to work in many different fields ranging from Technical, Instruction, Programming and Operations. I spent the last 17 years at Darlington Nuclear Power Station in Operations, on shift. Learnt to multitask and prioritize items. Shift work requires one to work all hours and be as alert and safe as one can be. Technical, dynamic and important job.
Large Organization with the associated bureaucracy
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 18 November 2017
OPG is a great place to work if you want to make a lot of money and learn a lot about power generation. If you're an eager, success-driven kind of person, OPG may not be for you. The OPG team functions very slowly, and when you work too fast, you're told to slow down to keep pace with the team, even if your work quality exceeds expectations. This is true regardless of what area of the company you work with.
Working with OPG can be the best job in the world if you're able to easily find fulfilment outside the workplace.
Assistant Board Secretary (Former Employee) – Toronto – 7 November 2017
Professional work environment. Learned a variety of management skills. Challenges included managing the relationship with the shareholder. Enjoyable aspects included working with the board of directors.
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!