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Developmental Engineering Student (Former Employee) –  Pickering, Ontario7 February 2014
I learned a lot about the Nuclear Industry. My co-workers always took the time to teach me as much as they could.
Pros
Professional Environment
Cons
Maximum of two temporary work terms
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Decent place to work, but not the best for growth
Project Engineering Student (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON2 May 2018
Pros:
Good company, good work life balance. Pay is great considering the number of hours worked. Safe workplace.

Cons:
Overtime can be very hard to get depending on your department.
Work takes ages to complete, so much that people forget what they were doing.
The process is ridiculously complicated, it takes many many years to really get it down, most employees only know small portions of it.

Most engineering work is contracted out

My review is what I could generate from being in one department for 1 year. It is not indicative of the entire company, and it is a very large company.
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Toxic environment with incompetent management
Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON30 April 2018
While there are knowledgeable staff who want to do a good job and earn their keep, there are a small number of staff who back-stabs and does no work, upwards delegating their work as there is absolutely nothing management would do to correct the situation.

Speaking of management, the most incompetent and sociopathic people reside in those roles, often play nothing but favouritism to their buddies, and move an overwhelming work load to those "outside of the circle". However, when it comes to evaluation time, those inside the circle, those who come in at 8:30 and leave at 3:30, those who get unlimited resources whenever asked for, those who do not have any real job responsibilities are the ones who get good ratings. Those who work around the clock, with unmanageable tasks that upper management couldn't manage for years, those who follows governance and get things done, those who try to bridge the chasm between management and staff, would get rated horribly.

It's come to a point where the competent staff would refuse to take on management roles because of the horrible behaviours they observed at a management level.

Upper management has no interest in running a normal environment, as they are generally ignorant of the required skill sets. By rewarding those who are generally incompetent through high ratings and bonuses, upper management continues to perpetuate this incompetence.
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Pay, benefits
Cons
Crushing, depressing toxic work environment
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