Husky Energy Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
81 Reviews

3.5
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Husky Energy President, CEO, and Director Asim Ghosh
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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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great work experience

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant  in  Calgary, TX
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, TX

    I worked at Husky Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good salary with good benefits

    Cons

    management need guidance in upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs guidance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK to work for if you don't have a job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geologist  in  South China, ME
    Current Employee - Geologist in South China, ME

    I have been working at Husky Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good career development. Decent pay and benefit.

    Cons

    Two headed bird with strong Hutchinson Whampoa influence. Weak leadership and poor management. Siloed work environment. A lot of old guys waiting for retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management know what the problem is but lack of drive and solutions to resolve the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing Company that is more concerned about the bottom line than its employees

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    Current Employee - Process Operator  in  Lima, OH
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Lima, OH

    I have been working at Husky Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good wages and benefits. Diverse company, overall growth of the company seems to be on an upward trend. Husky has no issue putting money into its refineries which equals longevity for the Lima refinery.

    Cons

    New strategies in utlizing operators in several areas throughout the plant leave the new operators unprepared for outages and the ability to feel comfortable in their job. They are solely focused on the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on taking advantage of the ideas of your long time employees since there will be about a 30% leaving in the next 5 to 7 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's close to home.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tester/Assembler  in  Pacific, MO
    Current Employee - Tester/Assembler in Pacific, MO

    I have been working at Husky Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They are always looking to expand their products and services in the field of petroleum dispensing products. Development of new products is also key.

    Cons

    I believe there are to many positions that are filled by temporary employees and that these people are sometimes turned over needlessly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select a member or two from each department on the floor to train to be "lean ninjas", and have those people teach lean manufacturing to hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    it was nice but they dont want to work with us.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  North Lima, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in North Lima, OH

    I worked at Husky Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the people i worked with

    Cons

    long hours and the smell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    speak to employes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Husky Production Worker but wished I was with another company

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Lima, OH
    Former Employee - Operations in Lima, OH

    I worked at Husky Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay with lots of overtime. Opportunity to obtain experience in oil/gas industry good. Training met expectations and needs of company.

    Cons

    HIGHLY political. Company plays favorites. Company cannot get rid of poor workers. Company will not get rid of poor management. Do as I say attitude. Company does not value families or personnel time off and has stated "We pay you well enough for this". They participate in mass punishment when an employee does something wrong. Different areas in plant are treated differently with some unfairly. EXTREMLY poor supervisors whom have been in this work enviroment a long time and have not learned. If you want experience in this industry go somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I stay out of the politics but when so many employees complain about management, take it more serious. The moral is bad and could be great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    oil and gas

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Husky Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very good at what they do

    Cons

    work load is a lot , quite tidies and you must travel a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing company to work for if you are the right type of candidate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Husky Energy

    Pros

    Encouraged to take training and attend seminars
    Corporate policies in place meant to protect the company and the safety of its employees
    Dedicated and loyal independent contributors in all areas of the company
    Great benefits and perks

    Cons

    IT organization is very poorly managed and subsequently customer and staff satisfaction is very low. Promotion and backing of senior leadership exists if you meet the following criteria:
    1. Must have a previous working relationship, friendship and/or personal relationship with a specific member or members of the senior IT "leadership" team. This insures job security, advancement and way above average industry and most certainly Husky pay rates
    2. Experience is an asset but more importantly, being able to come up with innovative ideas to benefit Husky that a specific member or members of the senior IT "leadership" can adopt and present as their own idea is a requirement
    3. Must be willing to tolerate being subjected to profanity and spoken to like an army cadet in boot camp on a regular basis
    4. Accept that decisions are made based on emotion rather than truth
    5. A psychology degree would be beneficial to better understand the personalities of a specific member or members of the IT "leadership" team and therefore be more in tuned with their unpredictable behaviour
    6. Must feel very comfortable with never disagreeing with a specific member or members of the IT "leadership" team. 7. Opinions are valued and encouraged unless they are not aligned with a specific member or members of the IT "leadership" team
    8. Must be able to put managers agenda ahead of any personal goals and objectives
    9. Must be able to collaborate with peers, develop strong working relationships and be willing to share information gained through those relationships with a specific member or members of the IT "leadership" team. Providing information to your manager shared in confidence by a peer or team member is much more beneficial to your career in there IT department than respecting your peer or team member
    10. Having experience in one or more of the following areas would be an asset; used car sales, life insurance sales, telephone marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Husky corporate leadership should pay attention to what the workers are saying and determine if the IT leadership is really representative of what Husky stands for.

  10.  

    Good growth opportunites for young operators.

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Lloydminster, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operator in Lloydminster, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at Husky Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity in thermal SAGD with new plants being built in the area.

    Cons

    Behind a little bit on wages and holidays/bonuses et.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was a good experience and the company is going in the right direction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Engineer  in  Lloydminster, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Lloydminster, SK (Canada)

    I worked at Husky Energy as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    - was given responsibility
    - great opportunities for learning
    - made meaningful contributions and was a part of the team

    Cons

    - engagement with senior managers (above my manager) was VERY limited
    - managers and mentors had a limited focus on my professional development
    - focus on safety/environment is improving, but management should directly incentivize performance in these areas, so that it becomes a focus of staff along side production, cost, and capital schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - at a high level keep doing what you're doing, the company is going in the right direction
    - have managers focus more on professional development, dealing with inter-team issues, and bigger picture stuff; instead of focusing on operational details

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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