Cameco
3.6 of 5 19 reviews
www.cameco.com Saskatoon, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cameco Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel

Tim Gitzel

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Benefits Not much else

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Until the End

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefit package is second to none, compensation is fair/above-industry standards, bonuses are fitted to the job that you perform and your ability to execute tasks. Work-life balance is encouraged.

    ConsYou are at the whim of the industry in this company. Upper management team does not seem to be all on the same page, which makes for mixed messages making its way to the workplaces.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Technical Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsOpportunities for growth and lots of community involvement

    ConsCurrent officers have too much focus on shareholders and not on long term company health

    Advice to Senior ManagementAssess long term risks to make business decisions rather than short term stock holder happimess

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work and grow.

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

    Pros- Strong corporate values
    - Committed to safe working practices
    - Great community investment
    - The top industrial employer of aboriginal people in Canada
    - Great work life balance

    Cons- Siloed work culture and lack of collaboration
    - Inefficient work processes
    - Lack of accountability

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to work hard to incorporate a culture of collaboration and accountability.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    As if they just started the company yesterday

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company can keep people employed.

    Cons-top heavy; too many chiefs
    -lack of responsibility on part of supervisors.
    -hires contractors instead of permanent employees so stockholders are not affected.
    -bad communication between mine cross shifts
    -constant changing if chiefs brings in inconsistency. Constant change and no establishment of patterns leads to confusion among employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's going to take a lot of work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Engineering Intern

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    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 Senior ManagementA 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlex time, benefits, community involvement

    ConsFavoritism, brown nosing gets you far, lack of leadership

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    More than ten years working with Cameco

    Maintenance (Current Employee)

    ProsWeek on/week off
    Good pay and benefits
    Excellent people at my place of employment.

    ConsCamp needs to be upgraded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo keep your skilled employees ensure that they are happy and involved with their work and camp life. Do not be top heavy- less management and more people on the floor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place, great people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany different sites; however, the people are consistently great. Good benefits and competitive compensation. Fantastic community outreach and support.

    ConsBecause it is such a big company spread across many sites and a large geographic area there is often a lot of "red tape" when pursuing new ideas or ways to improve business operations. That being said it is a fairly typical complaint in the corporate world...

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan be disassociated from their employees; some lack leadership and the ability to encourage new ideas that create positive change and growth within their department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience and building block

    Inventory Analyst (Current Employee)
    Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    ProsFlex-time, salary, benefits, very good life balance

    ConsVery corporate culture which can be intimidating

    Advice to Senior ManagementCOmmunicate more with employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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