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Pengrowth Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "Summer Student"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Pengrowth as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of hands on learning

    Cons

    No opportunity for future employment


  2. "Sinking Ship"

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

    I have been working at Pengrowth full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment, good compensation.

    Cons

    Way too much debt to stay afloat!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to save for a rainy day.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Thermal Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pengrowth (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Thermal is the growing section of their business, new plant, great performance.

    Cons

    Thermal site management will make decisions based on "best for friends (suppliers)", not "best for company". Be careful not to promote directions which are best for company.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes Superintendents need managing.


  4. "Good Company, some managers are need to be reviewed."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pengrowth full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been a Pengrowth for 10 years. I have enjoyed the people & corporate benefits. The workplace can be fun, with several events planned. Even in the downturn we still have small parties.

    Cons

    1. Advancement and movement is too easily blocked by managers. I had the opportunity to move to a different department, however due to my skill-set my manager said that they would not allow me to move for three months. The manager of the other department told me they would have selected me but could not wait three months me to transfer over. So I lost out.

    2. Secrets no matter how small. Information about the company is kept tight (good or bad). Normally we don't find out about anything until after the public has been informed.

    Advice to Management

    Review your Managers, don't promote them just because they are the only one in alignment with the next position. If your manager has a high level of people leaving or high skill sets leaving. There is something wrong.


  5. "Great Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pengrowth full-time

    Pros

    Great people and excellent benefits. I was fortunate to have a great team to work with. The company really fosters community involvement.

    Cons

    Career advancement can be limited here if you're looking for a long term employer. Large fluctuations in share price means job stability is compromised.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the people that work hard and get results from their hard work. Also, have more training opportunities that are available to everyone who is interested.


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    "Steer Clear"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pengrowth full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good location and nice offices

    Cons

    Mercurial management and useless HR


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Extensive holidays and flex days. Mostly friendly, competent people. Good pay and generous share purchase program. Lindbergh project looks solid. CEO is very knowledgeable and avoids over promoting.

    Cons

    Heavy debt load depresses stock price

    Internal communications often scare employees through over sharing re headcount targets etc.

    Underdeveloped time management and interpersonal skills among some members of the leadership group harm productivity and create needless, widespread stress.

    Policies and even strategy that seemed sacred can suddenly change unpredictably.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hire and let them do their jobs, because micromanaging is demoralising. Micromanaged employees with no authority will stop making decisions. Seeking and really hearing employee feedback can be an opportunity to reinforce loyalty and improve results.

  8. "i learned a lot in my time here"

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

    I worked at Pengrowth full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement at this company.

    Cons

    company is in a constant state of flux...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The company is stalled and requires leadership."

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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

    There are some good middle leaders and lots of people who are eager to do a good job. Performance by the company has been quite poor for too long.

    Cons

    There's a lack of information and strategy & the absence of belief / vision about where it's all headed. Employees are not respected or really listened to which is leading to lots of the really good people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Do a survey and act on the feedback. The CEO is a good technician but poor leader who keeps blaming & firing people for poor performance.


  10. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunity for advancement. I was given a lot of responsibility and fulfilling work. I love going to work.

    Cons

    Small company, some people may feel that they need a larger company atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    I have a very good relationship with my supervisor and think they are doing a good job leading the team.