Cenovus Reviews

Updated Nov 20, 2021

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3.0
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Cenovus President and Chief Executive Officer Alex Pourbaix
Alex Pourbaix
111 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance for employees varies(in 35 reviews)

  • "great people on site, good team atmosphere(in 29 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper Management, old boys club(in 28 reviews)

  • "camp stay in field was variable from site to site,(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Experience

      May 31, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work and grow

      Cons

      Mid level management lacked structure

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Company

      Nov 20, 2021 - Human Resources Leader in Kelowna, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very professional, dedicated to corporate values, cares about employees

      Cons

      Industry in under pressure and future is uncertain

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      A great technical company with some terrible policies

      Oct 28, 2021 - Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very innovative, challenging work. Most people that you work with are awesome at what they do

      Cons

      HR. HR. HR. Terrible, tone-deaf policies. Merge 2 companies, spout off constantly about how important it is to run forward as one, and then carry totally separate vacation, bonus, time off, etc. policies FOR 18 MONTHS is totally asinine. Want to take care of your sick kid? Legacy Cenvous - no problem! Legacy Husky - better hope you have a vacation day to burn. Couple this with the best oil prices in half a decade, companies throughout the city hiring like gangbusters, we are going to lose all of the amazing talent that has been built up. Tripping over dollars to pick up dimes.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Evolving successfully under new leadership team

      Oct 28, 2021 - Manager in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cares about bottom line and its people

      Cons

      Still has clusters of bureaucracy....

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing

      Oct 25, 2021 - Joint Venture Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great place to work at

      Cons

      - No cons or concerns

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Process Heavy and Over Managed.

      Oct 23, 2021 - Senior Geologist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great company from the standpoint of HSE, people are all very good to work with, very technically savvy company. Decent salary and benefits, though in flux post merger.

      Cons

      Poor staff mobility, limited engagement from managers in promotion or staff recognition. Heavy demands and work expectations and limited recognition year over year. Continuously in a state of re-organization. Increased layers of management post-merger.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Limited Advancement

      Oct 18, 2021 - Senior Advisor in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good people. The merger will create a very resilient company.

      Cons

      Focus on making the company more like other companies. Looks like a race to mediocrity

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great EIT Program

      Oct 6, 2021 - Engineer-In-Training 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The combined EIT program with the Cenovus/Husky merger is fantastic. The 3-year rotation allows you explore many business units and find out what your good at. Very competitive salary.

      Cons

      No cons at this time.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Former

      Oct 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and competitive salary

      Cons

      Overworked, burnt out, zero recognition from leaders.

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Decent company

      Oct 7, 2021 - Technologist in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Serious about environmental responsibilities. Lots of genuinely good people. Good pay and benefits.

      Cons

      Typical politics and bureaucracy exists.

      1 person found this review helpful
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