Ontario Power Generation is a boring slow organization with a lot of politics involved both internally and externally. productivity is very low and the culture of ineffective and inefficient governmental organizations dominates.
IF you're willing to suck up to some big egos than this might work for you. Org structure is constantly changing and if you're one of the unlucky ones than you'll either lose your position and have to re-apply to another division, or they'll just fire you. Senior Management treat their support persons however they choose, and are not afraid of yelling to make themselves look important. Hard workers who won't accept this treatment are let go, while the "suck-ups" can keep their jobs even when blatantly underperforming.
OPG is the goal employer for any technical professional (or other) in Ontario. Represented by PWU, we have some of the best benefit packages in the country, and our salary progression is laid out concisely in our collective agreement. Operations is essentially feast or famine, one day is very relaxed, and another is the most busy/stressful days of your year. Great company to work for and looking forward to seeing where it will take my career.
Nothing unusual about OPG for their industry sector. They do some things well. There are variations in their annual budget outcomes driving growing or shrinking their workforce. Only expectation is to know for that year what their resource loading is like, next year it might change.
I worked mainly on Major projects like Darlington refurbishment and Rapid Delivery Machine for Fuel Channel inspection project, project environment was understandable challenging as is in any other major nuclear project. But met some of the finest people i know and loved working with them.
Everything moves extremely slow in part due to the nature of the business but largely in part of the overall very poor culture in the company. No incentives to excel and go above and beyond what your job entails and often you'll be met with additional roadblocks if you try and do so.
OPG is a good place to work. Everyone is friendly. Training is provided. Safety is always the most important thing when performing tasks. There is a lot of opportunity depending on what your skills and qualifications are.
working in Ontario Power generation is good if you hired as permanent. If you got hired as temporary staff, you wont get any benefits as other employees also, your work load is more than permanent ones.