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Good Secure job but boring
Senior Data Scientist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 February 2019
OPG provides relatively good salaries (although private companies offer much more for identical jobs). But it has a very boring atmosphere with not much incentives.
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5.0
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Great Place to work
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Courtice, ON21 February 2019
Worker here as a co-op and got extended after my first 8 months. Definitely learned a lot and had the opportunity to work with many knowledgeable professionals with the nuclear industry.
Pros
Pay and internal programs
Cons
None
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4.0
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Great Place to work
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 February 2019
A great place to work with people who are dedicated, professional and competent. Challenging and rewarding work with great pay and benefits - benefits second to none.
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Best place i have ever worled.
Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON17 February 2019
If anyone gets a chance to work at OPG then don't look behind. Go ahead and grab the opportunity Since my first day at OPG as a Mechanical Intern, i enjoyed every second staying there. I hope that everyone should have same like experience me. All credit goes to Managers and Directors who created this environment.
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Productive workplace with an engaging and positive atmosphere.
Summer Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Campbellford, ON13 February 2019
A typical day working for Ontario Power Generation included meetings with management, supervisors and co-workers related to daily jobs and safety procedures. I learned many things from this job including life tools from lawn care to public relations. As a summer student the most beneficial part of this job was the exposure it gave me to a workplace atmosphere and how to work in groups and complete assigned tasks.
Cons
Strenuous outdoor work in all types of weather including extreme heat.
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4.0
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Currently under stress due to impending Pickering closure
Director (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON4 February 2019
A good place to work. Salaries for management have been suppressed for 10+ years due to gov't imposed constraints. This makes it very difficult to attract talent from bargaining unit ranks.

Workplace culture shift underway to facilitate management style, however this is not apparent in several current leaders.
Pros
Benefits, Performance recognition (bonus) program.
Cons
Hours, Favouritism in hiring, Current hiring and advancement decisions are greatly influenced by anxiety over downsizing.
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Productive and educational workplace
Senior Information Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 January 2019
I learned a lot about how the Niagara Power Plant are being managed. Management is engaged with the employees well being, The workplace culture is great.
Pros
Nice People
Cons
Long Hours
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4.0
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Very respectfull environment
Design Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Oshawa, ON8 December 2018
Good relationship between managers and team.
Safety is really a number one priority.

Employment policies are related to provincial governments decisions.

Adaptation to new technologies is very slow.

People are friendly and helping.
Pros
Good income
Cons
Very slow in adapting new changes in industry
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greats place to work
Mechanical Engineering Technology Summer Co-op (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON7 December 2018
Did intensive training,
Learned a-lot of nuclear culture and gained experience in nuclear field
very professional work environment and lot to learn from people around you
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Decent pay and benefits.Not much room for advancement
Radiation Protection Technician (Current Employee) –  Pickering, ON6 December 2018
OPG now employs mainly temp. contract employees so it is very hard to advance your employment past supervisor level. job security is not good as a contract worker as you can be let go at any time.
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While working at Ontario Power Generation, one experienced the need to practice health and safety to guard oneself as well as others.
Unit Operator (Former Employee) –  Courtright, ON15 October 2018
"Safety Is A Way Of Life At Ontario Hydro"
This expression said and says it all for "Mother Hydro".
It was and is the guided mission of my career as an Operating Engineer.
Pros
Opportunities to mentor.
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5.0
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Great comapany, had an excellent career.
Section Manager- Maintenance Training (Former Employee) –  Tiverton, ON15 October 2018
Good company and great place to work. Had an opportunity to work with some exceptional people. Very supportive of employee development, and learning.
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wide variety of equipment to maintain
Mechanical Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Bath, ON29 September 2018
many different types of equipment to work on. complex and challenging systems to troubleshoot. really challenges your mechanical knowledge. quite a range of trades to work with.
Pros
job security, wages, benefits
Cons
must be good at planning every aspect of the tasks
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4.0
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Good
Oversight Contract Support (Current Employee) –  Darlington, ON18 September 2018
Cant complain so far...treated me with respect and fairness. like the laid back atmosphere while providing a quality return. appears to be a chance for upward mobility if that is something you want
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Job that consist of diverse tasks.
Summer Student (Former Employee) –  Mattawa, ON10 September 2018
Working with OPG was one of the most varied and valuable jobs I've yet to experience. I was taught various skills and learned how to prioritize safety in an industrial environment.
Cons
Loud noise
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3.0
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Lots to learn
Senior Technical Engineer/Officer (Current Employee) –  Pickering, ON10 September 2018
perfect place to learn
so many activities
helpful coworkers
fast paced environment
very knowledgeable people willing to help
short working hours, time for other activities
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4.0
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exciting challenging
Clerical Support (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 August 2018
Enjoy working here unfortunately it is only a contract position. Would like to continue at OPG if full time position is offered to me. The Department that I work in is extremely busy and you are required to move around a lot.
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OK company
Construction Oversight (Current Employee) –  Darlington22 July 2018
Its just a ok place to work at and for. don't want to say much about this. Just don't want to comment. I think things need to be more organized and can be handled well than how they get taken care of now. There is an effort but without direction and targets not sets to the best.
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4.0
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Drain the life out of you
Financial Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON17 July 2018
Great place to gain experience as a new person but as time goes on you see people sacrifice their joy and life for a pay check and benefits. The Golden Handcuffs as people would say.
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4.0
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Routine
Minor Modification Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Bowmanville, ON22 June 2018
While learning and working for a Nuclear station is exciting. My typical day was very routine, no real challenge. The most enjoyable part of my day was conducting audits or updating flow diagrams with new systems or modified systems
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