I worked at Cenovus full-time
The benefits were great as were the vacation/ time off.
People were top notch especially in the field.
There was no career path or ability to move upward or cross train into other areas despite the empty promises made in yearly reviews.
There was not a balance between men and women in senior roles or leadership positions. It truly is one of those "good ole boys" companies that does little to none to promote or encourage women.
There was a marked difference between how I witnessed women engineers / PMs and analysts and the constant questioning or cross examining of their work.
I always thought I would return to the company but now that I am working for an organization that actively promotes women, I would never go back or recommend this company to others.
I had an opportunity to voice my complaints and gave many examples but to my knowledge nothing was done to change or improve. Disappointing.
The manager I had was new and was put in the role because he was in the right place at the right time - he didn't have the appropriate experience, training, education or aptitude to be in a leadership position. I left because I was tired of being belittled or constantly scratching my head over conflicting directions.
Advice to Management
Take a look at your organizational structure and see why you are not attracting women talent in senior roles (not just HR and Communications what does your Engineering, IT, and R&D look like?)
Stop with the table banging/ "dragons den" cross examination - its archaic, insulting and ineffective.
This was conducted in Calgary. I had initially applied online rather than through my university as I wanted to land the job earlier, and my university only facilitates interviews 3 months before the work term. It was for a second year undergraduate engineering intern position that was stationed in Southern Alberta. The interview only lasted about half an hour - questions were standard.
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