Cenovus - A great company, unless you work in IT | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Cenovus
There are newer employer reviews for Cenovus

See Most Recent

Helpful (4)

"A great company, unless you work in IT"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Strong governance and innovative technically
Great corporate culture - 2 golden Friday's a month
Work hard/play hard ethics

Cons

Recently split from EnCana, then did an internal IT department re-org, and now currently outsourcing their IT department to HP. That's a lot of change for a company not yet 2 years old.

IT Contractors are leaving, IT employees are being let go, and the business is suffering as a result. It takes longer to get things done now, as there are too many new people in IT and not enough hours in the day to get all the support issues taken care of, train the new HP outsource individuals, and take on many new projects. This is a shame, because after close to a year-long IT freeze in '09 preceding the split from EnCana, the back log of IT requests for new or upgraded systems (i.e. business demand) is significant.

The organization as a whole is not getting value from their IT dollars at present, and probably won't for several months to a year after the outsource agreement with HP is implemented. Then we'll see.

Advice to Management

Minimize chaos in your support organization, or your primary business will suffer.

Other Employee Reviews for Cenovus

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good/Bad experience depends which department you work in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation policy and 1st and 3rd Fridays off
    Involved in some very interesting projects
    One of the largest Producers which makes them the big player

    Cons

    No room for advancement in the company - too many older people (because of the great vacation policy) that will not leave.
    Too many people are put into positions that they have no business being in (not enough knowledge or oil background). As a result, senior people are expected to do far too much training because so many people are in positions they should be in.
    Senior management and executive team is mostly clueless with regard to the oil industry (mostly ex-gas people from EnCana with no idea about oil.

    Advice to Management

    Newflash: You are now an Oil company! Stop taking incompetent gas people and putting them into oil jobs that require experience and knowledge.


  2. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Surface Land Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Surface Land Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits program for employees.

    Cons

    Employee's can get lost in the "shuffle" for individual growth & development.

There are newer employer reviews for Cenovus
There are newer employer reviews for Cenovus

See Most Recent

Work at Cenovus? Share Your Experiences

Cenovus
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or