Cameco Reviews

Updated May 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Cameco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work was challenging at times.

    Cons

    Lack of direction at mine site. Corporate management (Saskatoon) not in tune with US operations. Take too long to make decisions, over analyze everything. Preach safety, but don't always follow through.


  2. Personal Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I worked at Cameco

    Pros

    - Financially stable - Lots of benefits - Well renowned

    Cons

    - Boring work - Lots of idle time - Everyone shoots everyone else because of politics all around and nothing gets done while millions are wasted


  3. Senior Engineer: Rock Mechanics

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cameco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cameco has a dynamic and friendly corporate technical team. The Cigar Lake technical team is a very professional team and is making progress towards understanding the ore body and the safe and productive extraction thereof. They will be industry leaders in extracting ore in the geotechnical environment in which they are mining.

    Cons

    Rather lacking on Rock Engineering discipline and data to support current mining activities

    Advice to Management

    The Corporate position should be at least at the Principal Engineer level, and occupied by somebody with the appropriate practical operational experience and qualifications.


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  5. Good company, great benefits, however it feels like the company is stagnating, the people are jaded and often miserable.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cameco full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Lots of opportunities for advancement Interesting work Unique working style - at northern mine sites

    Cons

    Northern employees are jaded, miserable, difficult to break in with as a new employee Lots of bureaucracy, feels difficult to get any actual work done Combative relationship between Corporate and northern mine sites Remote working environment Little support for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Develop more comprehensive on-boarding system


  6. Helpful (1)

    Overall Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, people, holidays, work life

    Cons

    Difficult to move in the company

    Advice to Management

    Remember to follow through on commitments


  7. challenging, very conservative, lots of generation gap issues, great health plan, and wasteful on water

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geological Technician
    Former Employee - Geological Technician

    I worked at Cameco

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in the exploration and mining operations, a sort of front line soldier, and out looking for new deposits. I enjoyed the northern Saskatchewan climate, terrain and especially the traditional people who still live off the land. Majority of the people I worked with understood team ethics and getting along, make the best of the time away from home. I learned about the whole uranium industry and geology with Cameco from the veteran geologists who were willing to share knowledge.

    Cons

    Ego's, too many Mr. know it all's. Lack of communication skills from both management and employees. Big time generation gap issues. Wasteful on water use Power struggles People bringing home issues to workplace. Lack of conflict resolution skills.

    Advice to Management

    New employees would like to feel valued. When people resign from Cameco, like less than a 2 years, should that not be a concern and ask why. Workload during the drilling season did not equal compensation very well. Diamond drillers were making more than Cameco employees!?!?


  8. One a few places to work in Saskatoon at the IT Enterprise level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at Cameco

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is rowing rapidly. Good IT senior management.

    Cons

    Advancement paths are still being worked on by management



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