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lots of experienced
Billing Clerk (Former Employee) –  Finch and Yonge10 October 2018
I gain lots of experienced working here. Dealing with customers as well as the supervisors..I learned how to compute my hydro consumption for house, how much every other month I need to pay. Talking to customer is another thing. Very challenging.
Pros
accessible to any mode of transportation
Cons
busy all the time
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Provides a good working life balance environment
Business Process, Project Consultant (contract) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 August 2018
I had the pleasure of working with great people and happy hour after work once a week. Lot of opportunities for growth came up but I decided to leave but they do have great pension package.
Pros
Pension and happy hour with colleagues after work once a week
Cons
Departments working in silo so cross functional communication should be encouraged
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productive and fun to work with multicultural environment.
Event Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 July 2018
pleasure to engage with management and customers.
In general you learn some management skill and what is the proper approach to customer engagement.The hardest part of the job is standing for the eight hour,but the most enjoyable part is you get to talk to lot of people with different back ground.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
long hour standing
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Good paying company
Senior IT Analyst / Special Projects (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 June 2018
-Toronto Hydro work place locations are conveniently located throughout the GTA.
-Payscale is good for the job at hand
-New IT Directions leading to positive future benefits of the company.
Pros
Great pay-scale and benefits
Cons
Management can be terrible, depending on departments and locations.
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Low work ethics and culture
Java Developer (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 April 2018
Low work ethics and culture
incompetent managers
special group keeps them self un-replaceable
not collaborative and group especially ...inese keep monopoly
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Difficult work environment
Business Analyst, IT Asset and Contract Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 April 2018
My experience is with the IT department. I cannot say this review holds for the company as a whole.


Management is always changing, in my time at TH I have had 5 different leads, 3 different directors and several supervisors. It was a chaotic time.

Contractors are treated as second class citizens, if there are company activities or events contractors will never be asked to participate.
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Productive
Systems Consultant (Former Employee) –  North York, ON16 March 2018
A nice place to improve skills by learning and participating in different projects.
Opportunities to work in teams
Nice co-workers to get along with and work with
Excellent benefits
Pros
opportunities to learn lots of skills
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Good Salary, great benefits, secure. Hard to get in, monotone and slow paced at times
Investment Planning Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 March 2018
salary, benefits and job security are good.
job rotation possible but not easily available.
Can get pretty political, slow-paced, and/or monotone.
will need to get in as a contractor and then secure a FT position
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Great place to work
CDM Key Account Consultant (Current Employee) –  Toronto11 March 2018
The leadership at Toronto Hydro is very professional and inspiring. The office culture and the people are a pleasure to work for. The only problem is being on contract and not having that job security that most people want.
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Great People, Good Job Security, Decent Salary, No Progression, Favoritism Everywhere
Technical Engineer (Student) (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON28 January 2018
Good Work Life Balance
Good Job Security
Great People

Can't Progress Quickly
Favoritism Everywhere
Salary is not competitive as advertised
A lot of contract staff not promoted to full-time
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Good Place to Work
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 January 2018
nice people and nice environment overall. there is not much pressure working in such a workplace. but management differs from department to department.
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A great place to work and learn the trade of lineman.
Apprentice/Journeyman Lineman (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 January 2018
worked 8 hours a day as a team.
I learned the trade of Lineman.
Management was on your side %100
In the early 80s the line trade seemed to have a team culture to them selves.
Learning the trade and becoming proficient at it.
The team atmosphere.
Pros
Excellent training, hockey teams and golf club.
Cons
No cons here. maybe the drive to work if any.
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Fast paced work environment with limited growth
Organizational Development Intern (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 January 2018
Fast paced and highly challenging workplace, understaffed but you get a chance to improve your multi-tasking skills, especially if you are int he Trades School. Good pay.
Pros
Compensation, Reputed company
Cons
Early starting time, Challenging, Fast paced
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Productive and flexible working time
Supervisor, Distribution Grid Operations (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 December 2017
Productive and focus on training oriented company; leaders are excellent communicators; people/employees are very welcoming; work safety is prioritized;
Pros
kitchen is nice; Time Horton Coffee shop is inside the building
Cons
travel time to go to work and back home is time consuming; traffic is a lot times being encountered
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Great people and benefits but very flat so no growth
Senior Financial Analyst, Client Support (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 November 2017
Great place to work with wonderful employees, however if you are ambitious and want to move up the ladder, the organization is too flat. There are people that are dedicated and work hard, however it is hard to retain talented employees as they will leave to be able to see upward growth. Many staff are "lifers" so getting them to take on tasks outside their comfort zone can be difficult. Dynamic and fast paced employees will not last here long as they will get bored and move on.
Pros
Salary, benefits, and people
Cons
No growth
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Nice working environment.
Data center Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 November 2017
good team to work with.
Very Clean working environment in the data centers.
Management was very cooperative.
The travel time between sites was minimum.
Pros
Friday breakfast was best.
Cons
No work from home option.
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Friendly environment with great manager,excellent work life balance
Customer Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 October 2017
Working at Toronto Hydro is a very fun and laid back environment,my days are typically busy at the switchboard answering incoming calls and transferring call
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what i learned
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 September 2017
I learned how to maintain proper wiring and circuit boards. I've learn a great deal from Toronto Hydro, It was great experience and I learned how to overcome my fear of heights.
Pros
Loved working there
Cons
certificated was a must
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Ok
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Toronto10 August 2017
Unionized employees are very hard to work with. Good management. High work load. Supportive culture and exciting to work with a variety of stakeholders.
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Okay for technical roles, not for business analysis
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  14 Carlton1 June 2017
Business analysts are undervalued and much of the work you will be doing is not core business analysis so career development would be minimal. The plus is the good work/life balance as you are not expected to stay later than 5pm. Many of the people are also nice to talk to and helpful. If you are a BA though, you should not spend too much time in the company.
Pros
Good hours, benefits, people
Cons
No company culture, low career development
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