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Cenovus Reviews

Updated 16 September, 2018
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Cenovus President and Chief Executive Officer Alex Pourbaix
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Pros
  • "Good salaries, benefits and work-life balance" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Good people to work with for the most part" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Just recently, the major shake-up in upper management has brought doubts to the public whether this company would survive or not" (in 26 reviews)

  • "And as highlighted in other reviews, it is an old boys club" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Electrical specialist"

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    Former Employee - Specialist Engineer, Electrical and P&C Design in Cold Lake, AB
    Former Employee - Specialist Engineer, Electrical and P&C Design in Cold Lake, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, good assets.

    Cons

    Poor management and always changing company values. Only thing consistent at Cenovus is change and job cuts.


  2. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    With the market downturn, a lot has changed

  3. "Average company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, starting to turn around. Good separatation packages

    Cons

    Lack of direction, no advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, clear direction


  4. "Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Finance in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Room to move up. Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the company.


  5. "IT Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and good people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy makes progress slow. Career opportunities are limited and not well laid out.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Need to be buddies with CLT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    New CEO/CFO are going to make this company a lot of money!

    Cons

    No opportunities unless you are a CLT favorite. Ability to do the job not considered.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites and reward the competent people who are actually doing the work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great years ago"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Cenovus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic exposure, working environment, and colleagues several years ago.

    Cons

    Difficult working in areas that were outside the "circle".

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully they can turn it around.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Professional Services Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Professional Services Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay long hours poor management mediocre safety great company but poor standards

    Cons

    Fluctuations in management lack of proper roll out of news lack of good attitude negative threatening tone from management

    Advice to Management

    Roll out new information more professionally and show more positive feedback to people working for and looking up to you


  9. Helpful (2)

    "senior engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    was well reputated on organization, assets, professional behavior rule, good benefit, 5 star in the industry
    Friendly professional well communicated team

    Cons

    politics start blowing heavily since 2011
    company start being structured 3+ extra levels than before, hard communication, hidden chain
    then heavily lay off

    Advice to Management

    focus on asset performance not politics


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Operator CONG"

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Getting a new CEO finally

    Cons

    Horrible management. Huge old boys club in CONG that should have been let go during layoffs
    Impossible to progress in the company unless you brown nose to the right people
    Middle management not engaged and only office people
    Zero accountability
    Hardworking people get taken advantage of and all the dead weight get away with slacking
    Middle management needs to stop lying and tell the truth and quit hiding things
    Too much politics
    Morale is terrible and management does not seem to care. Considered a problem of giving honest and open feedback as no one wants to hear the truth

    Advice to Management

    Sr management needs to be more engaged with the field staff and pay closer attention to the middle management as they are an old boys club and not doing their job. With the proper management in place it could be a great place to work as their is lots of potential in conventional development


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