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Cenovus Reviews

Updated February 1, 2017
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  • Do not understand what senior management does (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management out of touch with those on the front lines (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "A great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Co-Op Maintenance and Reliability Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Cold Lake, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Cold Lake, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great pay for a co-op job
    Great management

    Cons

    I worked at the Foster Creek Site, a 2-hr bus ride from Cold Lake. One must take every morning and night after your shift, although they compensate you for it.


  8. "Fantastic company"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Cenovus (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment and people are great. Exceptional learning environment.

    Cons

    Industry lay-offs. Unfortunate that so many people can not be retained.

    Advice to Management

    More communication to team members.


  9. "Sr. Business Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    The only con would be that the business takes too long to decide what they want.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to work! Compare to other oil companies."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Communications Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome to work for. It's probably one of the best work pIace I've worked for. I've worked love the 1st and 3rd Friday offs. They treat all their staff with respect.

    Cons

    Due to our oil economy, there is a lot of stress on staff with a possibly of getting let go, but that's the reality of any oil company during this difficult time of oil prices.


  11. "Cenovus"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cenovus as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good Team
    - Good Opportunities
    - Great Environment

    Cons

    - Contract Work
    - Camp Life
    - Travelling

    Advice to Management

    Not too much involvement with Management



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