Husky Energy

  www.huskyenergy.ca
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Husky Energy Reviews in Calgary, AB

Updated Jun 23, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 34 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Husky Energy President, CEO, and Director Asim Ghosh

Asim Ghosh

(21 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance with family-oriented atmosphere(in 6 reviews)

  • Met a lot of great people working for the company(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Verbally abusive behaviours at director levels, dishonesty, emotional/reactive/irrational decision-making, public berrating of subordinates(in 3 reviews)

  • Every award, managed to award individuals that worked closely with Senior management(in 3 reviews)

34 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Working as a Husky consultant

    Tax Consultant (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsAs a mature worker no one is looking over my shoulder hounding me about something that needs to be done. I have hard deadlines that need to be met and I am given the latitude to meet those deadlines in the way I see fit to get the work done in a timely manner

    ConsI have not experienced any cons in this position. All my interactions with permanent staff are positive and cooperative. The work is within the scope of my experience and just requires time to work on the problems and does not require any formal upgrading of my skills. As worker in his 44th year of working I am able to work independently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice for management, I am satisfied with the work environment and the callaboration from my fellow workers.

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Great place to work

    Engineer (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsSalary and Compensation are top-notch.
    Opportunities for career growth plentiful as Husky Energy has a number of projects online and upcoming all over the world.
    Diversity is a core company value.

    ConsDifficulty to attend courses / training not provided in-house.
    Difficult to be aware of what is going on with the rest of the rather large company.

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Fairly Okay

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

    ProsFreehand to contribute, Information flow is fantastic

    ConsHighly Politicised, slow decision making

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease always see to having a level playing ground for all candidate applying for a vacant positions

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

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    overall good company

    Deskside Analyst (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prospay is good for a new grad

    Consa lot of walls in the management

    Advice to Senior Managementreduce bureaucracy

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Great place to work with lots of opportunities!

    Lead (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsSo many great people, projects and opportunities - never a dull moment!

    ConsThere are no significant cons to working at Husky.

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Ok to work for

    Engineer (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood sized company with some good opportunities.
    Average pay and benefits and improved training program.

    ConsPending what business unit you work at , some leads and managers are not good at doing work but good at playing games.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    great opportunity

    Software Consultant (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prosfriendly and great company to work for

    Consnothing to comment on great company.....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Silos, silos, more silos and favouritism

    IT Architect (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood hiring process. Smart coworkers

    ConsManagement not in tune with its staff and promotions are based off of favouritism. Too many silos and the group's don't play nice with other groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind some time to communicate with your staff more frequently. You might discover you have some pretty smart and sociable staff and not just "minions"

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Generally good, but a culture of disempowerment impedes progress

    IS Projecgt Manager (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsSeasoned, pragmatic and realistic business clients
    Some truly talented people in IS

    ConsIS is very cheap - penny-wise and pound-foolish
    Most leaders use intimidation as their primary management tactic
    Most promotions based on back-door deals rather than merit

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut a stop to the intimidation and bullying - it's driving the best people away
    Focus on fundamentals - get the basics right, THEN reach further
    Stop referring to yourselves as "Senior Management" - that's VPs, SVPs and the CEO

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    4 people found this helpful  

    This is not the IT career you're looking for

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

    ProsMost co-workers are nice and understanding of gripes with management.
    Relatively flexible schedule
    Employee pay and benefits are reasonable

    ConsManagement focus was always directed upwards to the manger higher up in chain, as opposed to directed downward or neutrally on employee operation. Which meant that all managers were bogged down with meetings and reports. If you had a problem with your job or a project, then you would need to schedule a meeting with your manager, as they were never around to talk to.

    Lack of management availability created a backlog of problems and issues that needed to be dealt with, thus creating an attitude of "deal with it yourself." This lack of management availability ultimately turned the workplace into a group of independent workers as opposed to a team of employees.

    Lack of obvious direction. Goal cards, Management Employee reviews, etc. All are designed to create workplace objectives that constantly move the department in a forward direction. However many goals are set on objectives that are not quantifiable nor were measurable. So setting effective SMART goals on non SMART objectives rendered many objectives inneffective. This left many employees failing their objectives, and receiving generally negative or neutral reviews, and receiving non to little annual bonus. Those that did well on objectives were able to do so by shifting the reason for not succeeding goals as a "dependency" of another team or employee, more or less "Passing the buck."

    I can't say this for other sub-departments within IS, but my department's senior manager had a reputation for swearing, belittling employees in meetings, and screaming. All things aside he managed to stay there for quite a while until I heard news that he was layed off and rumours because he was having an intimate relationship with a contractor he was trying to employ as a senior manager, how much of it is truth I don't know, but the fact that employees are spreading these rumours seems to indicate that the atmosphere is still negative.

    Employee recognition awards, they were political and showed to all the employees how narrow Management's view was. Every award, managed to award individuals that worked closely with Senior management. The awards were meant to be unbiased, but still managed to be biased because of the way manager's focused their attention. They didn't see the work of employees at the front-line, because they wouldn't see past the work of the managers just below them.

    Every failure was a success. Some way, some how, a project failure turned into a success. A failed production deployment with very little adopters, somehow turned into a succesful test pilot. This happened on one project for 3 years. The employees all knew it was a failure, but management always seemed to tout those things as a success. It created confusion, and a distrust of management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStep out of your office, cancel half of your meetings. Start talking with the employees on the floor. I could go on, but I don't actually think management knows about Glassdoor and even if they did, I doubt they would do anything at all to change it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Worked for Husky Energy? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.