ENMAX Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 1, 2020

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ENMAX

    Pros

    work life balance is very good. 4 weeks vacation and 2 weeks flex days. 1 week off at Christmas time. Good health benefits

    Cons

    There aren't too many. There may be some issues around speed and agility. Perhaps more decentralized decision-making. There could be more interdepartmental strategy planning

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefit, very political"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst 

    I worked at ENMAX full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good benefit.

    Cons

    Very political place like most utilities, limited promotion. Work performance is not recognized.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Leadership team is built on discrimination"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journeyman Lineman in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ENMAX full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fair pay and good work life balance

    Cons

    The diversity focus is on gender, nothing on race. Leadership team is is a clique and if you are not in, you are out.

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    ENMAX Response

    July 20, 2020ENMAX Experience Team

    We reject discrimination in any form and deeply value all of our talented people regardless of their background or where they come from. Any reports of potential discrimination are fully investigated and we encourage you to report any concerns that you experienced, saw or heard to governance@enmax.com. Thank you.

  4. "Becoming a great place to work, but room for improvement"

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

    I worked at ENMAX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, small pockets of talented, fun and interesting colleagues to work with, great facilities and fair compensation. Depending on where you land, this is a great place to work, was a hard decision to leave.

    Cons

    Far too much bureaucracy around the simplest of projects/initiatives, real talent being sidelined for the convenience of using vendors to complete disconnected work. Decisions made by inappropriate stakeholders who don't have full context or experience to do so.

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  5. Helpful (10)

    "A company with very poor vision"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Flexible, best work life balance of any company I have worked for *Pay is decent *Vacation is much higher that industry standard *The unregulated side of the business is well managed and is seeing good growth

    Cons

    I have a hard time believing that the rating on Glassdoor which was trending at 2.9 has risen within 4 months to 3.3; I would take this with a grain of salt. The regulated side of the business is very poorly managed. There are systemic problems within the organisation which result in poor performance and inter-team politics which have created a toxic work environment. The management cannot tackle the root causes of the problem and typically resort to headcount reduction to reduce costs. As a result the employee morale is very low.

    ENMAX Response

    October 24, 2018ENMAX Experience Team

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and we encourage you to speak with your leader or contact your HR Representative. The regulated business is an important part of ENMAX’s future so if you have specific suggestions on how we can improve, we would appreciate and welcome your insights.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of direction due to infrequent changes in the org structure"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ENMAX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working in City of Calgary. Avg compensation. Work life balance

    Cons

    Frequent changes in organizational structure , lack of direction.

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    ENMAX Response

    October 1, 2018ENMAX Experience Team

    We appreciate your candid feedback. Although organizational changes can feel disruptive, we make changes that enable us to move our business forward. We appreciate those changes aren’t always easy to get used to so if you have ideas on how to improve efficiency in your area, we encourage you to speak to your leader.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial Account Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ENMAX

    Pros

    Benefits Work / Life balance Company bonus Campus has all the amenities you need Free parking Great location

    Cons

    Poor management at the time, but things have shifted

  8. Helpful (17)

    "More like ENMINimum effort required"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation: ENMAX offers a massive amount of vacation to employees. Between actual paid vacation, flex days and holiday shut down, ENMAX employees rival school teachers with the amount of time off available to them. Work/Life Balance: If an employee manages themselves correctly there is no reason to be working more than a 40 hour work week. Facility: Decent on-site cafeteria, gym, day care and free parking help make this place bearable.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership: ENMAX has lots of managers but not lots of leaders. A good leader would actually talk to their team instead of sitting at their desk trying to set a personal best high score in candy crush. Everyone acknowledges this person does this and yet somehow it is OK??? Perhaps less time on candy crush and more time on strategy and planning would ensure ENMAX was actually a market leader instead of a follower. Reactive: No surprise that when you have a lack of good leaders and unqualified managers, you spend most of your time in a reactive mode instead of setting the pace for the rest of the market. As a result, instead of careful planning and execution, you get rushed projects by people who are stressed out because they weren’t prepared. Terrible culture: People spend more of their time worried about internal politics vs. just getting the job done the best they can. Unless you’re well liked by a small influential group you won’t make it anywhere at this place. Decision making: Painfully slow for even simple things and once a decision is made it has to be continually justified instead of making progress on the project. Tenure and lack differentiated experience: Far too many employees that have been around for a long time and only have ENMAX as their career experience. Great to have that knowledge but it kills innovation.

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  9. Helpful (10)

    "The End by a Thousand Cuts"

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

    I have been working at ENMAX full-time

    Pros

    Great vacation policy and generally a good work/life balance Bonuses are always high (half of upper management's compensation is in bonus so they always find a way "exceed expectations", one year I believe that meeting the financial goals was simply to break even) The company is vertically integrated so it's possible to get experienced in a variety of areas and it's relatively easy to move around if you're motivated Many of the employees are genuinely good people and great to work with Strong safety culture Once had a great EIT program

    Cons

    The culture has been changing for the worse in the last years. All of the changes have been small and not enough on their own to lead to many employees leaving but if things don't change I expect a mass exodus especially of engineers and especially once the economy improves. Many very strong engineers have left the company in the last year, even in this poor economy. This has included: Reducing cubicle size and the number of barriers between cubicles which makes it harder to focus and reduces privacy (especially hard on introverts) Almost constant re-orgs of the engineering teams Wage freezes for engineers but not union employees which has expanded the existing and massive pay discrepancy--many union positions which require only a college diploma make significantly more than senior engineers for example Six years ago, the company changed the titles of all engineers, but not increasing pay; intermediate engineers were called senior engineers and HR is now stipulating that all senior engineers must have seven years of post P.Eng. experience and is not taking performance into account. This effectively eliminates our ability to be promoted for seven years which is extremely demotivating for young engineers and leads to engineers with experience but not necessarily strong performance being promoted. No ability to renegotiate salary while in a role Changing the safety culture to blaming the person that was hurt The elimination of team building activities that appeal to younger employees like the ski day

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  10. "Retail Forecasting Specialist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Retail Forecasting Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends

    I worked at ENMAX

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and ability to work with smart people.

    Cons

    Head office in an inconvenient location in town.

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