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Cenovus Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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Pros
  • This ends up creating an environment where most weeks are only 4 days long and leaves a lot of time for work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Great people, very friendly and helpful (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of direction for upper management (in 20 reviews)

  • This was reported to senior management and nothing was done (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good vision and mission of the company

    Cons

    A lot of contractors instead of hiring employees


  2. "Administrative Professional"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Professional Officer in Brooks, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Professional Officer in Brooks, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working with my cenovus team, my supervisor was always very helpful and was a great mentor

    Cons

    Got let go when the economy went downhill - but that is not really a reflection of the company.

    Advice to Management

    You have great workers out in the field with a lot of knowledge; communication with them is key.

  3. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cenovus as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mentorship and support in the internship program

    Cons

    Limited amount of work and responsibility given, so don't feel you add much value


  4. "Great Opportunity"

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

    Pros

    Great people, very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Stock price keeps dropping, cuts to benefits due to low oil prices


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's all good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of very smart people that work here. It is great to have mentorship and development opportunities available to you should you want to grow your career.

    Cons

    It has been a tough 2 years for everyone here and in the Industry. The trick is to stay positive and focused. Everyone (not limited to Cenovus) just wants to have meaningful work and be able to add value.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be positive and supportive. Lead by example to gain a work life balance.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    A respectful, engaging and humbling group of people to work with. I am constantly impressed with the caliber of individuals I get to work with.

    Cons

    With the downturn in the economy, the Company has made changes that many find challenging. Change is difficult and many people here are dedicated, career-long employees. Despite this, I feel morale is quite good and people are pulling together to get through it and make it a place we are all proud of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work on engaging employees about the strategy and plans, and helping all of us connect to where we are going as a Company. Stay open and transparent and encourage feedback in all directions.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "VP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time

    Pros

    Love the culture, people and work

    Cons

    Negative people that sour things for everyone else

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the future and try not to let the negativity get you down

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People
    Culture
    Vacation
    Values
    Fridays off in the summer

    Cons

    Benefits
    Cubicle
    No water in the fridge


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cenovus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Shift is 7 days in and 7 days out

    Cons

    Trying to move to a big company structure but still have small company influence.

    Advice to Management

    Too many VP's for the size of the company and the current oil and gas environment.


  10. "Work"

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    Former Contractor - Alberta in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Alberta in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cenovus as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great wages, benefits and work atmosphere. Excellent environment to learn and grow professionally. Management promotes collaborative approach to work projects. Employees are encouraged to discuss projects with their team constantly at team meetings.

    Cons

    I do not have any bad things to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the terrific work. I enjoyed my stay with the company and hope to get back their soon. Thank you for all your support during my stay there.


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