Cenovus
3.4 of 5 42 reviews
www.cenovus.com Calgary, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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80% Approve of the CEO

Cenovus President, CEO, and Director Brian C. Ferguson

Brian C. Ferguson

(25 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFast paced, engaging work, good compensation.

    ConsParking downtown can be difficult.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging work and industry standard compensation

    ConsPoor Leadership, lots of poster talk from upper management that doesn't translate to the working level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFlatten and focus the organisation. We produce oil not youtube videos.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not good place to work anymore

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAny "pros" that existed have been eliminated or removed from this organization.

    ConsMy manager could not lead his way out of a wet paper bag. Who needs a manager who slaps his head, pulls at his hair, rocks back and forth and plugs his ears when your having business discussions? (True story)!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps consider cranial MRI's for group leads and managers before appointing them into stretch roles .A leader’s job is to align the organization around a clear and achievable vision. This cannot occur when the blind lead the blind.

    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 benefits

    Technologist (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prosgood benefits, two fridays a month off

    Cons8.5 hour days, a little bit of politics & favoritism

    Advice to Senior Managementvalue experience more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Contract Employee

    Reporting Analyst (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsFridays Off
    Contract Pay was indsutry standard
    Enjoyed work

    ConsContract was terminated with no warning - 5 of us across the division were let go all at once
    Manner and handling of termination very abrupt, disrespectful and degrading to contract employee
    Lack of leadership to very poor leadership at all levels
    Lack of trust and respect in leaders - feeling was they say one thing and do another

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your contract employees with more respect. We contribute as much if not more than "permanent employees".

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

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    It's Ok, could be better

    Maintenance Technologist (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsFridays Off, Offices, Christmas Parties!

    ConsOrganization - Structure. Too many layers

    Advice to Senior ManagementPush more for cost control measurements

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great at first, but...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsYoung, innovative, energetic feel. Top notch pay and benefits. Great perks. 1st & 3rd Fridays off. Nice offices. Awesome matching gifts program.

    ConsWork life balance was elusive for me. Fridays off are great - if you can take them. Didn't take me long to figure out things are quite political. Felt I couldn't trust my leader.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk. Care about and be more supportive of your employees. Earn my trust.

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

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    Great learning experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYoung, ambitious, motivated company, give you a lot of freedom to work on big projects. Innovation Summit is a great experience.

    ConsCenovus is only operating in Alberta Canada. They only do SAGD and do not have a very diversified business.

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    Recruitment Advisor (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGreat work place, Strong Leadership, work-life balance, great culture, work environment.. opportunity to grow career. Very competitive comp. Even though I was a contractor, I did feel like I was part of the company and had a say.

    Consdon't have any to report in my role/team/view of Cenovus.

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    Summer Student (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsThe pay was very well, and I was given very meaningful work. It made the internship more than just a time killer for the company.

    ConsThe location was rather remote and I had to live on camp for the duration of the work term. Also the shift was 15 on and 13 off, so each week felt long.

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