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"Great place to start your career"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at PennWest as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

Penn West highly values it's Summer Students and allows them to contribute on meaningful projects. I've worked in two different departments and they each have a positive attitude towards students. The company gives first preference to those that have previously worked for Penn West. The culture is great. Managers are laid back and allow employees to solve problems on their own. Most employees (senior of junior) are approachable if students have questions. Everyone is happy to work here.

Other great things:
- Gym in the building
- Social club
- Great office location
- Competitive pay
- 4 day weekends in the summer. Field trips, lunch and learns, etc.

Cons

Some companies in Calgary have Fridays off in the summer or every other Friday off. Penn West does not offer this. Over the last several years, the company has grown exponentially and the culture is transforming a little as well. The company has less of a small company feel than it did in the past. Can't hold this against them too much since major growth for the company leads to more work for employees.

The stock price has gone down significantly in the last 12-18 months.

Advice to Management

Keep valuing summer students. Expand the GRP program to other departments. Overall, Penn West is a great place to work as a student.

Other Employee Reviews for PennWest

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administration in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training was excellent and easy to understand, busy,fast paced yet always had time to sit back and enjoy co-workers company, lots of employee perks, great benefits, amazing co-workers, great management

    Cons

    Because of fluctuations of the oil and gas industry, many times there are lay offs and hiring freezes to prevent movement within the company. So sad to see great co-workers having to pack up their stuff to leave. Wish there was a way to keep all the good people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Even though I was part of your lay offs when times got a little tough, it was a pleasure to work for such a great company. Always consider calling past employees if you have a position available again to see if they would like to come back to old or new positions. It would be easier to bring back an experienced employee than to have to go through training again. I am sure many people would love to come back especially if the reason for leaving was because of slow times.


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    "Growing company, great atmosphere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very friendly and open atmosphere. Senior Management are very friendly and approachable
    - Mid-sized company, but has a very small feel to it
    - Nice downtown office! Good location
    - Gym inside the building!
    - Competitive pay & benefits

    Cons

    - There doesn't seem to be any international opportunities, company is solely based in Canada
    - Might not be easy to transfer from department to department

    Advice to Management

    Even if PennWest does continue to grow and reach the size of Husky & Talisman and the others..don't lose the atmosphere! Keep hiring summer students

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