Enbridge

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Enbridge Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
52 Reviews
3.7
52 Reviews
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Enbridge President and Chief Executive Officer Al Monaco
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance as a result (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay when compared to similar companies (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Lots of work so if work/life balance is important this may be an issue (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Software QA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software QA in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software QA in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Enbridge as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    good office environment, good work life balance, not lot of overtime work. Traditional type of company culture that rarely laid off employees.

    Cons

    It is a engineering company not a IT company, not so good to develop IT skills. Not much change, and not much excitement while working there. slow pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You can only move as fast as the Mothership moves

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project EIT in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project EIT in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Enbridge full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Enbridge will pay for most development opportunities if your an employee
    -Many people work less than 40hrs per week
    -Benefits are adequate; not excellent
    -Many good people work at Enbridge
    -Stable company
    -Almost impossible to get fired unless you sexually assault someone

    Cons

    -You can only move as fast as the mothership moves
    -Hard to get work done; to many internal stakeholders
    -Way to many middle manager
    -Enbridge promotes many incompetent people to supervisor and manager levels
    -Raises and bonuses are not tied to performance
    -Frequent office moves and organization changes. In 3 years i had 7 new offices/cubicles and 5 bosses.
    -Poor communication across groups; company is siloed
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting micro managers! They kill the business one detail at a time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Enbridge IT is a mess and IT director and he consultants screwed up everything

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Enbridge full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice environment, good pay, nice location, good future for the company, and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    No respect for people, continuous changes, low respect for staff, over-control of IT operations of everything, IT management totally disengaged. Many disqualified people on the top while others were set a side or alienated.
    No job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bringing consultants.
    Kill PipeLink
    Fire the PMO
    Fire the Client Engagement/Business Relations
    Move IT to Calgary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Enbridge as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    excellent benefit package
    Pay is fair comparing with other big oil and gas companies
    a lot of training opportunities
    Many new projects are under going

    Cons

    Management of change has not been implemented in all levels of the organization.
    Too much office politics affect effective communication cross-functional sectors.
    Too many supervisors and managers result in lack of real workers and hinder productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Gas Utility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Enbridge full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable. Relatively undemanding. Great work-life balance as a result. Lots of opportunity for internal movement. Good compensation for the work.

    Cons

    Extremely conservative. Misplaced focus, and constantly shifting focus. Ultra-political due to rampant nepotism and cronyism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Company Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Enbridge full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    City Life
    PMO
    Opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Average Salary
    Politics
    Common interest groups
    Leg pulling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of room to improve in middle management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Big organization with lot of beuracracy, but has a good worklife balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Enbridge full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible workhours, good compensation, generous on education reimbursements

    Cons

    very hierarchial organization with lot of beurocracy, limited opportunities for career growth, most managers and very narrow-focused and lack leadership qualities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of beuracracy, try to develop and nuture good managers with strategic vision and mindset

  9.  

    Needs leadership overhaul

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

    I have been working at Enbridge

    Pros

    Great salary
    good working conditions
    good benefits

    Cons

    Poor leadership - Middle managers and executives take their cues in how to behave towards employees from senior executives. Unfortunately they do not value or take the time to think about employees.
    Poor communication with employees
    Company values are spoken about but not actively followed by leadership.
    very "old school" in management
    low engagement - made worse when HR tries to make it look like engagement is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put more time and resource towards employee engagement and culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Beware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Enbridge

    Pros

    Hours of Work and vacation time

    Cons

    Frustation at getting things down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be present be available understand that your job is to lead not stay in your offices

    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Reasonable pay but require patience and the ability to tolerate ambiguity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Enbridge

    Pros

    The company tends to be fairly competitive in pay and benefit. Very flexible work hours. My direct manager is actually at another location while my manager's boss resides in the same location as I am. However, my manager's boss travel lots. As a result, I pretty much work by myself and have lots of freedom.

    The company also tries its best to provide training to employees and HR supports for career development. Nonetheless, an employee himself remains the main driver for his career development.

    Cons

    Its onboard process can use some improvement. New employees are left to their own to find out what they should do, how they should do their job, and who should they talk to; with little direction from managers. Many managers seem to be too busy to answer questions and listen to concern, some even seem to avoiding their direct reports, but some will do their best to chat with employees if requested.

    Job performance review happen mostly once a year and employee tend to receive little feedback in between. When I request for more feedback, my manager told me that he tends to deal with matters as they happens and if he has any concern about my performance, he will for sure let me know.

    The company as a whole is very decentralized and have many regional offices. As a result, learning the org chat and getting connected with the people one needs to work with tend to be a challenge. A good portion of the employees are not good at returning e-mails or phone on a prompt manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The middle managers (and perhaps the senior managers as well) need to learn how to delegate work effectively and work smarter. While most managers complains that they have too much going on, I observe that many seem to be unorganized in their work. People tend to just jump from one task to another without taking the time to sit back, look at the big picture, and direct a path for the team. Meeting tend to be run longer than necessary as well. More leadership from the management would be nice.

    I believe the senior management should also implement 360 reviews, since some managers (or directors) seem to be good at managing up, but fail to pay attention to the front line employees.

    No opinion of CEO

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