Cameco Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Benefits Not much else

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent, benefits package is great. Seems to be some departments that are run well

    Cons

    Management seems clueless in some departments and good in others.
    Management piles on more and more work without adjusting priorities or adding resources.
    Wrong people get ahead in the company. People that are obviously in it only for themselves are managers/directors
    Newer culture of sacrifice seems to be pushed to employees as if the company is a charity not a company that makes hundreds of millions a year.
    Terrible culture is stifling creativity and innovation for a number of years now.
    Engagement has been dropping significantly and our department seemed to take and approach of trying to convince us that we didn't understand some of the questions and how we were mistaken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep overworking your employees and not giving them the resources they need, the best talent will continue to leave. You are fortunate to have extraordinary deposits under your control but seem to think that your position is a result of good management. It is not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flex time, benefits, community involvement

    Cons

    Favoritism, brown nosing gets you far, lack of leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Meh, good entry level opportunities I guess

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    Former Employee - Staff Geologist  in  Douglas, WY
    Former Employee - Staff Geologist in Douglas, WY

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

    Pros

    Insurance and benefits were good

    Cons

    Low salaries by industry standard. Little opportunity for advancement. Cameco basically trains employees for better jobs somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management views government regulators with open disdain in company meetings. This is highly inappropriate and has led to complications with permitting and mining.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    An uneven company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cameco

    Pros

    Possess high potential - the best uranium reservoirs
    Good benefits
    Good marketplace position
    Good human resources department
    Good facilities, well equipped

    Cons

    Management lacks of results-oriented attitude, not trained on bringing the best out of their supervisees
    Close-minded to changes and new ideas
    Business plan execution lagging behind schedule (as inferred from public info) brings worries to employees
    Bad organizational climate, lack of motivation, unclear directions, lack of career planning
    Unclear policy regarding sick leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewards could be granted to the right people (results-oriented)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Summer Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Cameco as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good camp amenities considering the remoteness of the location.
    -Week on/Week off. Great schedule for a student. Good atmosphere in camp among Cameco employees.
    -Very good compensation.
    -Great safety culture.

    Cons

    -A lot of money wasting for a facility that was still under construction! Suggestions of improved processes were lost in the shuffle.
    -Some communication issues with cross-shift. Inefficient staffing process.
    -Felt underutilized, and supervisors didn't have a response. A lot of other staff seemed underutilized, too.
    -A lot of transient staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of money literally "being thrown down a hole" without a lot of understanding of where it's going. Overall satisfaction would be improved if this was fixed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Review

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    Current Employee - Training Specialist  in  Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, people, holidays, work life

    Cons

    Difficult to move in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to follow through on commitments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Geological Technician
    Former Employee - Geological Technician

    I worked at Cameco

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!?!?

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    I have been working at Cameco

    Pros

    Company is rowing rapidly.
    Good IT senior management.

    Cons

    Advancement paths are still being worked on by management

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Junior

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cameco

    Pros

    Good worklife balance, and good pormotions

    Cons

    not many cons, mostly pros

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cameco full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation in the community. Lots of volunteer opportunities. The benefits are really good. I have a flexible boss so that works well for me. I really like the work I do and there are lots of opportunities for creativity and advancement.

    Cons

    Corporate office and sites are very different cultures. Corporate is a bit stuffy and sites are quite informal. It makes for a strained relationship between the two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more consistency from one department or site to the other. Some managers are very strict and some are flexible. It is hard for the people in the strict groups to see how good others have it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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