Cenovus Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2020

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Cenovus President and Chief Executive Officer Alex Pourbaix
Alex Pourbaix
69 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management, old boys club(in 28 reviews)

  • "Old friends group that cover each others backs and basically do the bare minimum work wise while camp catering do everything(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    Good crew of guys to work with

    Cons

    No cons I can think of

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Management provides a toxic work environment."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Coworkers Pay is decent Good benefits

    Cons

    Harrassment and bullying by some managers Food quality is way lower than what it used to be. Moral is way lower than ever, this used to be a fantastic place to work. Everyone is praying for oil prices to rise so they can move on to better companies.

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  3. "Heading in right direction"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Role 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay, Talent, Executive leadership team

    Cons

    Volatile due to commodity prices and pipeline protests

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Power Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    Good, great, cool, ok, fun

    Cons

    Badly mangled site operations. Bad news

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary, benefits, vacation time. Work life balance for employees varies.Great people/team to work with. Strong safety culture.

    Cons

    There are managers but not a lot of good leaders. Leaders need to trust employees to get the job done, not micromanage

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent leadership. Fantastic Opportunities."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petroleum Technologist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    Cenovus is a highly technical company with sound values and great benefits. Alex Pourbaix is a world class leader; he's transparent, honest, and quick to act. Hopefully the economy snaps into gear so we can get back to business soon!

    Cons

    Cenovus's success is heavily reliant on the price of oil, and oil has been an enemy to Canada in recent years.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad company, used to be great"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People, projects, culture was good before the market crashed

    Cons

    Upper Management, old boys club

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  8. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cenovus part-time

    Pros

    Communication has been great during this special time

    Cons

    None of note at this time

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not what they seem!"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Not a one considering how they treat there people!

    Cons

    No respect for labour laws, human rights laws, corruption goes right to the top! Things get brought up to and hidden and swept away.... they need a full scale investigation! But no one investigates big oil! Shame it could be an awesome entity if the corruption and toxicity wasn’t there in spades!best thing the shareholders could do is force a union in there so there management quits playing there corrupt games!

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Panel"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Panel Operator in Cold Lake, AB

    I worked at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Needs better leadership development training

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