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Cameco Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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  • With a downturn in the uranium market the company is in the midst of a very uncertain future (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Maintenance Planner E&I"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenances Planner in Rabbit Lake, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Maintenances Planner in Rabbit Lake, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cameco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    well run organization, camps are great and you can get as involved as you want in activities. Over 50 percent First Nations will get first priority for everything, that's a given. Management style is very fair. Fun interesting place to work, with lots of experienced people willing to help show you the ropes. Best if you have SAP, although it's easy to learn (I didn't have it before I went there, but was very accustomed to CMMS). Excellent salary range with annual percentage bonus depending on performance, Cameco's profit margin, and position held. Fly in fly out is excellent and well planned Accommodations are comfortable and food is always good and plentiful.

    Cons

    Worst part was losing job by a phone call, when the media had already said we were being shut down (Rabbit Lake). They said they told the employees personally, but that's not true--I got a phone call from my cross shift. Emphasis on First Nations can be annoying if they get a job they aren't qualified for, and quit too soon.

    Advice to Management

    Hire First Nations people first only if they are fully qualified.
    If you plan to shut down, don't let employees hear about it on the MEDIA.


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cameco full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, safe work environment, knowledgeable team.

    Cons

    Strong HR intervention restricts managers from being creative in building a collaborative team environment.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your managers

  3. "Company on a downward spiral"

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    Current Employee - International Uranium Producer
    Current Employee - International Uranium Producer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cameco (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, good benefits and pension

    Cons

    Poor management, employees in positions they should not be making bad decisions. Continually emphasize safety but in fact production is more important.


  4. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cameco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefit is competative

    Cons

    Poor management. No accountability. Waste is everyday life. Many wrong decisions made .


  5. "Poor management, no accountability"

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    Former Employee - Senior
    Former Employee - Senior
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cameco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefit is good.

    Cons

    Poor management. No accountability. Spending money all over the place, waste is part of everyday life.


  6. "Sad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cameco full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits prior to budget and job cuts.
    Community engagement.
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Ineffective and insular senior leadership ill-prepared to manage in a tough market.
    Managing of employee expectations.
    Stated company values and actions do not align
    Lead through fear and intimidation, with a smile on your face


  7. "Good company and great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Management were good to work for and fair. Good employer.

    Cons

    Need more investment in living quarter infrastructure at the older camps.

    Advice to Management

    The management style has been good. Please don't change it to one of corporate greed as so many other mining companies have done.

  8. "Great Exposure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Benefits
    - Safety first
    - Knowledgeable Staff
    - Great Project Mangers and Management

    Cons

    - When working on Mine Site, treated as a "contractor" when you employed directly with Cameco (Exploration Division)

    Advice to Management

    - Provide more oversight on project staff.


  9. "Manager of Communications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cameco full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative, thoughtful, fair-minded, experienced, intelligent

    Cons

    Challenging industry at present, a little slow to adapt

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it.


  10. "Great Work, Poor Management Decisions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cameco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work, very interesting.

    Cons

    Management needs to do more training and attack problems from a global approach.


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