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PennWest Reviews

Updated 10 August, 2018
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  1. "Good in the good times"

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

    Pros

    The people at Penn West are amazing to work with

    Cons

    New management came in and everything tanked


  2. "admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PennWest full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were great, hours of work

    Cons

    management was all that great

  3. "A decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PennWest full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and perks. Nice office space.

    Cons

    Constant change and accounting irregularities.


  4. "Tiger can't change its stripes"

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    Former Employee - Production Engineering Manager in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Production Engineering Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PennWest (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rrsp matching high. Gym on premises

    Cons

    Direction from upper management fragmented. Company still paying for previous mismanagement

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent. And more importantly honest with yourselves. Easy to play blame game


  5. "Lots of transition"

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

    I worked at PennWest full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of transitions over the years and difficult for employees to have a sense of full commitment as the stability and security of jobs is practically nonexistent.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PennWest full-time

    Pros

    Employment, benefits, people office, salary

    Cons

    Culture, asset base got too broad

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the rebuild


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place to work before the company imploded"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and it had a family feel until financial problems took over.

    Cons

    Financial problems in the company created a stressful situation. Didn't know from one day to the next if you had a job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Glory Years gone by"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PennWest (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great pay & benefits (vacation, flex, health & dental etc.)
    - It was a great place and respectful environment to be in, had a great team until the new hires came in

    Cons

    - Incompentent hires and reluctance to get rid of them
    - Vision and direction of company plays out like a broken record, spin the same message over and over again, eventually folks will tune out
    - work environment & culture is not the greatest since 2015

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the incompentent hires, hired one too many who add absolutely no value to the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Organized chaos"

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    Current Employee - Not A Favorite, Under-appreciated in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Not A Favorite, Under-appreciated in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PennWest full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work under old management (3-4 years ago). Then things changed for the worst and new management (middle and above) does not care about employees, actively plays favorites and tries to discredit or displace the non-favorites. CFO, and other executives treat people as line-items, costs only, and not actual people...

    Cons

    Too many rounds of layoffs, restructuring, reorganization, office shuffles, strategic plans, and miss-communication at all levels. Told your safe then you go, told your going, but not given clear timeline or direction, only to stay at the eleventh hour in a completely different position and role, and that is when you can get some kind of answer or response from management

    Advice to Management

    Employees are more than G&A Costs - they are the heart of the business. treat them right, the company fixes itself.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Too much pigeonholing."

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

    Pros

    The co-workers and salary were good, as were the benefits.

    Cons

    People get pigeonholed or blackballed too much in the various departments, managers tend to show favorites. Never had a chance to move forward despite upgrading my education.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop pigeonholing and blackballing people, as well as playing favorites.


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