Encana

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Encana Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
107 Reviews
3.9
107 Reviews
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Doug Suttles
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance for my position (Geologist) (in 18 reviews)

  • EnCana tries to help employees have a work life balance by closing the offices on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Large work/life balance benefits tended to promote a lackadaisical environment from some (in 4 reviews)

  • The plano office is going through a tough time right now, with a lot of people quitting due to uncertainty (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Benefits and Wages

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

    I have been working at Encana

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited amount of business units

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good company, a lot of turmoil.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Stewars in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Applications Stewars in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Encana really takes care of it's employees. The building is beautiful and amenities are top notch. Fridays off is always a good thing. I would have loved to continue working at Encana but I moved out of state.

    Cons

    While I worked there, the were going through a significant reorganization so it was rather chaotic and somewhat stressful watching peers and managers being escorted out of the building as they were let go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Group Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Lead in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Group Lead in Denver, CO

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A fair company to work for...

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was a great place to work once...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dream Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Order Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Division Order Analyst in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Encana has great pay and benefits! Hard work is highly rewarded. I've been promoted 4 times in the last 8 years. Encana has great vacation packages, every other Friday off, and free drinks and snacks for employees. I hope to spend the rest of my career at encana. Encana also contributes 13% to your 401k.

    Cons

    While restructuring the company the Plano office was closed and 20% of the workforce was laid off. I'm confident our CEO has made our company lean and is restoring us back to greatness. The Denver office is current having some growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There tends to be lots of bureaucracy at times with only the higher ups having the decision making power. You hire the best of the best, trust them to have more decision power.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place for an easy life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great time off, good training, treat people well. Pay well.
    Can't beat the vacation. Industry leader. Good ramp up in comp to start. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    They have a hard time retaining experienced people which is challenging for mentorship.

    Career paths aren't always strictly identified, compensation starts to drop off competitiveness the higher you go. Opportunities for advancement can thin considerably after a few years.

    Highly bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Smart people, good balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Contractor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - IT Contractor in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    I worked with very intelligent people and had a great manager. Good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Recent reorg, some communication issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep lines of communication open to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits, but limited opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Encana full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic including 1st and 3rd Fridays off. Great office in Denver's Republic Plaza. Coworkers are professional and easy to work with. Upper management has been honest and open about current strategy and direction.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for individuals in support roles, i.e. HR, IT, etc. Heavy bureaucracy and process slows down projects and initiatives. Management is focused on cost control and does not reward innovation. Decisions are made by consensus and individual ideas and contributions are not recognized.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best job ever

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

    I worked at Encana

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great culture, love the people.

    Cons

    Leadership is improving but hasn't been great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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