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MEG Energy Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2019

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William (Bill) McCaffrey
11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MEG Energy for less than a year

    Pros

    Progressive, Aggressive, Innovative, Team orientated Industry leaders

    Cons

    Arrogant managers bordering on psychotic

    Advice to Management

    Fire egoistic managers who are damaging your company and the great team spirit.

    MEG Energy2015-06-01
  2. "The pay is good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at MEG Energy full-time

      Pros

      Salary is the only pro

      Cons

      Management drags there feet on people issues which enables cancers to spread throughout the organization.

      MEG Energy2019-04-01
    • "Not a good company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at MEG Energy full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Higher than average compensation (but changing quickly) Benefit package was good. Nice office space (the move from across the street was unnecessary but this company has bravado like you wouldn’t believe).

      Cons

      Dumpster fire that will inevitably be put out once their cost cutting is done and company is sold People in positions that would never in a thousand lifetimes be in those same positions at a normally functioning company

      Advice to Management

      Lose the bravado and the arrogance. Shareholder returns have been dismal and employee morale is at an all time low, there is nothing to be overconfident about.

      MEG Energy2019-04-18
    • "Engineer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at MEG Energy full-time

        Pros

        Fast paced exciting place to work

        Cons

        Very high expectations, none other

        MEG Energy2019-01-09
      • "Great company prior to IPO"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at MEG Energy full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        They use to have a strong belief with advancement and opportunities for their Staff. Great Benefits offered, flexible work hours, and fostered the sense of productivity, innovation and change. Your team was valued and offered the chance to make a difference. You were rewarded for hard work and collaboration.

        Cons

        Post IPO and hiring some poor leaders, the company morale declined, and was greatly hindered. They fired many great people, and promoted the wrong people. This succession and changing of the guard resulting in poor performing teams, misguided tasks and questionable leadership.

        Advice to Management

        It can't always be about the margin in the short-term. Great staff who feel valued will pay dividends to your bottom line.

        MEG Energy2018-02-28
      • "Nice place"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at MEG Energy

        Pros

        Nice people, alternate Fridays off, monthly free breakfast. Feels like a smaller company. Company functions open to all types of employment.

        Cons

        Communication between depts. could be better. Too many levels of approval required for simple changes. Hours were 8 to 5, no freedom to start at 7:30 if desired.

        Advice to Management

        Should provide training to new managers upon promotion. Orientation for field employees should include HR processes like timesheet completion & vacation requests.

        MEG Energy2017-06-12
      • Helpful (2)

        "Ups and downs"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at MEG Energy full-time

        Pros

        -Excellent compensation -Nice additional perks along salary (Flex Fridays, LTI, RRSP Matching) -Small tight knit business units -Some very experienced and smart long-timers who are great mentors

        Cons

        -Nepotism on a borderline unethical level (hard to move up) -High salaries often lead to people in over their head who will deflect issues leading to more issues -Some management levels have very little understanding of the low level operations of their own groups

        Advice to Management

        Understand the groups you're working in, find the right people for the job instead of people you are good friends with.

        MEG Energy2017-06-02
      • Helpful (1)

        "Corporate, uncomfortable atmosphere"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at MEG Energy

        Pros

        Offices vs. cubicles Nice location in downtown Calgary

        Cons

        Negative energy, people are afraid of losing their jobs so no one actually enjoys the work environment anymore.

        MEG Energy2017-04-16
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at MEG Energy full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Great work environment -- fun place. People are professional and still fun. Migrating to a get er done type company.

        Cons

        Some bureaucracy still remains, but are getting it slowly cleaned up. Have cut positions deeply so now may be too lean.

        MEG Energy2017-02-04
      • Helpful (2)

        "MEG Energy"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at MEG Energy full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Good culture of fun. Good work life/balance. Great reservoir. Great pay. Benefits were incredible.

        Cons

        Management unable to make decisions. Budgets were always late and uncertain as to scope and size. Pride themselves on reacting fast to conditions, but end up costing a lot of money for those changes and stressing the staff. No corporate goals provide to staff. Massive debt. No corporate strategy for career development.

        MEG Energy2017-01-26
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