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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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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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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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The project I was apart of wasn't a very happy implementation of procedures and processes but redesigning the hierarchy of their organization. Also the people worked were not very sensitive to the project nor the people working hard plus over time on it.
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1 Free Lunch
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No expense on travel
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Good company to work for. Great benefits and long term career plan for full time employees. I was there as a consultant to support implementation of the new Nuclear PMO
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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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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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Company with lots of growth potential and opportunities for those with drive and passion in what they do. Opportunities exist throughout the company in both nuclear, major projects, and renewable generation.
Pros
Challenging work environment
Cons
Long hours
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Great place to experience and learn new things with nuclear. OPG values inspire new young people to be more dedicated and more concerned about work and safety.
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Located in the heart of Toronto
Lots of projects kept the day going very fast.

Great people to work with always willing to give you the help you need.
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It felt like a prison cell working here, and most people blindly follow SOPs without knowing the process of the system. It's a good place if you're looking to make big bucks.
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Small office, good hours, liked the work I did, had a lot of fun participating in the extra circular activities. Played cards at lunch. Close to home.
Pros
Had a lot of fun participating in the extra circular activities
Cons
Don't want to say anything negative
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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.
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Excellent pay and benefits
Cons
Long hours and rotating shifts.
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Diverse teams. Learned about variety of users. application strategies. deployment methods. Overall good environment to learn and adapt. Supportive teams.
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Nuclear Industry with focusing on safety with high quality job, following all procedures and industry quality standards to generate low cost electricity.
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Highly recommend work as intern or full-time. Great environment along with great pay and benefits. Many opportunities for career advancement. Overall amazing workplace.
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Incredible workplace overall
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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...
Pros
Salary, good hours for Unionized people
Cons
Everything else: aggressive environment and crazy people!!
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Great place to work. The Job culture here is great, the safety standards are top level and also has good salary and benefits. The people culture are diverse.
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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.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Large Organization with the associated bureaucracy
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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.
Pros
High salary, safe, low-stress, relatively easy
Cons
painstakingly slow pace
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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.
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