Cenovus Reviews

Updated Dec 14, 2020

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Cenovus President and Chief Executive Officer Alex Pourbaix
Alex Pourbaix
72 Ratings
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  • "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. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Cenovus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, Vacation Time, Culture, Learning opportunities

    Cons

    I loved working here, I didn't see any cons

  2. "It projects"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    A lot of personal reduction and lay offs

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  3. "Good working environment and pay, overall."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    Respect, pay, inclusive non-racial environment.

    Cons

    Nothing worse than other companies.

  4. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Superintendent in Red Deer, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    Strong workforce Team oriented Care about their people

    Cons

    There is nothing that comes to mind

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Never ending layoffs"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good team members and people around you, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Never ending layoffs, we are now going into round 9. The other posts by HR and communication staff say they care about their employees but that’s not true at all. We have been going through layoffs since 2014 every year. The mgmt looks after themselves first and only. They keep upper mgmt on through the cuts when they could save employees but they don’t.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "A stacked deck against the company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good leadership team, good compensation package, brilliant people who work well together, a great approach to problem solving.

    Cons

    Limited control over our fate; the biggest problems we face are beyond our means to fix (industry perception, regulatory environment, government support, ...)

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  7. "Good learning & good people"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Engineer In Training in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Cenovus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large platform with opportunities to move around different divisions; exposure to M&A activity

    Cons

    Oil downturn has resulted in a lot of layoffs in addition to layoffs associated with M&A activity

  8. "Decent company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cenovus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Great pay.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management

  9. "A company that cares about its people."

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The overall company culture genuinely cares about their people.

    Cons

    The workload is insane at times.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "SAGD pioneer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regulatory Specialist in Cold Lake, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    great coworkers leadership listened good work environment

    Cons

    camp stay in field was variable from site to site, camp to camp

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