Encana Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Doug Suttles
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Pros
  • Strong focus on work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Benefits are fantastic including 1st and 3rd Fridays off (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance, excessive meetings (in 4 reviews)

  • Uncertainty for the Plano Office (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

    I worked at Encana (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay is great, people are always friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    Since oil/gas prices were low, there was a lot of stress in the company, but that is expected.


  2. Great company, bad middle management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Management Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Supply Management Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Encana full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great, lots of time off, women's network, the location, and nice offices

    Cons

    No training, management is allowed to abuse their employees, work life balance is something they preach, but is difficult to accomplish on such a leaned out team

    Advice to Management

    It is not ok to expect 50-70 hour work weeks. Respect, experience, and integrity go a long way. Training is needed regardless of background. Your company works different than any other I've ever seen.


  3. Good

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

    I worked at Encana

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was really really good

    Cons

    Management and long work hours


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company continuing a strategic transformation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Encana

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people, great work life balance, good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    limited advancement opportunities; tends to be too process oriented but working to change that.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to execute on the corporate strategy. The company is starting to hit its stride despite the price of oil.


  6. Not bad

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

    I worked at Encana full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Most of the people working for EnCana are good people. under the right team leads, great place to work. understand work life balance well.

    Cons

    They tend to cut corners to save money. Preach a "health and safety culture" but only if it doesn't cost anything. poor initiative rollouts. I unfortunately had a deceitful team lead which caused most of my problems and had a tendency to hold his people back. Not the case in most areas.


  7. It is great experience to work with them

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

    I worked at Encana

    Pros

    Highly motivated people, attractive salary

    Cons

    Complex challenging problems which brings lot of stress sometimes


  8. Excellent Benefits and Wages

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Encana

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company treats employees well with safety awards, bonuses, Christmas parties, savings plan.

    Cons

    Limited amount of business units


  9. Group Lead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Lead in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Group Lead in Denver, CO

    I worked at Encana full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great benefits, especially the vacation - Team work as a whole was very good when people welcomed you in but... see cons for the other side - Training opportunities are some of the best I have seen in companies - Management changes got rid of a lot of issues still some room for major changes but Doug Suttles is the best thing that happened to the upper management - Always willing to try new things - Encourage creativity, stretch and reach for the best

    Cons

    - Autonomous area operations need to be removed, the strategy of 'run your own company' in each location led to so many differences that it was even difficult to know the safety rules at each area and sometimes within each area - Still room for improvement in the very upper ranks but what company doesn't leave something to be desired - Laid off but was treated right and understand the situation

    Advice to Management

    Put responsibility for safety in the workers hands, you have good safety but it could be great safety with better programs such as Safe Start that put safety in the workers hands and not some corporate program with paperwork and processes to make safety records & reports look good. The cuts of existing VPs didn't go far enough. Previous ties to the old rank and file leave a lot of problem spots in the organization causing serious pain for those in the field trying to do the right things.


  10. A fair company to work for...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Advisor in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every other Friday off is nice. New CEO is doing a good job. Several VPs make you wonder how they got to where they are. However, a lot of poor ones were shown the door.

    Cons

    Decisions are made slowly. No real cons that I can think of unless you happen to report to an idiot.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure the VP and Team Leads you select are truly qualifies.


  11. Was a great place to work once...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401k match and retirement programs, Vacation time and Fridays off.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizing, poor choices in management, leader's agendas are self-serving rather than for the benefit of the company. Long term incentives are not worth much.



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