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"A laid back culture with good people, slowing going downhill due to HP"

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

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

Pros

-Friendly culture
-Not deadline oriented
-Good work/life balance
-Light on bureaucracy / excessive paperwork

Cons

-Promotions due to tenure rather than merit result in subpar leadership
-IT attempting to save money by using HP is resulting in poor responsiveness to business demands
-'Old oil' culture of controlling information flow, opaque management decisions

Advice to Management

-The difference between the image portrayed ("Innovative" and "Young") and the reality is a shock for most new staff, especially the younger generations.

Other Employee Reviews for Cenovus

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overall experience will depend on which department you work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation policy- a positive and a negative.
    Far too many 55+ people still working there because they get almost half the year off. This leaves little room for advancement.

    Cons

    Far too many people in positions that they shouldn't be in because they are sadly lacking in experience. The company won't hire many experienced people and ends up with poorly trained people lacking knowledge and understanding. It leans too heavily on senior people to train people and it is never ending.

    The company could care less about making money or losing money especially in commercial departments.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that you are no longer a gas company and stop putting gas people into crude oil positions that they have no business being in.

    Far too many people in the company think it is a country club and don't know what hard work is.

    Some of senior management are great. Most of them are sadly lacking in crude oil experience and knowledge.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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.

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