Contracts Administrator (Former Employee) – Alberta – 8 March 2017
Work/life balance was hard to narrow down for this one. This position was located on site to which Cenovus did not provide any air transport too, instead relying on workers to drive to site direct and only arriving at a specified time as to not create a traffic jam on the roads.
Work days were long due to the amount which in itself is not bad, but management had no real leadership to get the disciplines under control, therefore certain agenda items may be pushed back in favor of more urgent ones which was fine, but people were "silo'd" in the work they did and rarely would get back to the original agenda items, leaving them sometimes not to be handled at all.
Mechanical Construction Supervisor (Former Employee) – Cold Lake, AB – 9 February 2017
Cenovus was a great company to work for. Very busy every day on shift. I did learn lots with Cenovus, mostly in a management position, The overall culture was awesome until the downturn of the oil sector. Attitudes at end of the job were negative as we try to keep the morel up with the workers. Knowing that the new construction was almost over and learning that my part of the job was closing was very hard. I loved working for Cenovus . The most enjoyable part of my job was knowing that the workers were safe each day and they were happy.
Reliability Engineer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 March 2017
Cenovus gave me an opportunity to use my skills in a richly varied workplace. The workplace had many opportunities for improvements in both the industrial manufacturing processes and the organizational effectiveness processes. Engineering and operations individuals and teams were dedicated to helping the company improve. This made for a good workplace. The challenge as I see it is that many individuals in supervisory and management roles were promoted for the wrong reasons. There was a predominance of individuals who wanted to both be experts and have authority. The Harvard Business Review warns that this is a dangerous situation.
Lots of problems to solve. Dedicated coworkers
Management had unclear expectations, methods of communication and implementation
Scaffolder (Former Employee) – coldlake – 8 September 2016
paper work gather gear build a scaffold management would come check on us from time to time ask how your day was going co workers where great every one got along hardest part of the job being out side in the elements all the time most enjoyable part of the job working and learning new things meeting new people and making friends
Earthworks Advisors who report to head office only care about keeping themselves out of trouble
Contract Earthworks Consultant (Former Employee) – Pelican Lake and Foster Creek Projects – 16 March 2017
The contract earthworks advisors at pelican lake and foster creek who report to head office about the daily field activities only care about keeping themselves out of trouble. Be careful, they are quick to point fingers and lay blame on others if they get put into a situation that makes them uncomfortable.
Lead Operator (Current Employee) – Alberta – 29 September 2016
This company has been run,right into the ground,thats what poor overpaid management does,it wont be long until they run out of money and sell off conventional oil,to sell off their royalties was the stupidest move Ive ever seen.
Challenge to Provide Quality and Service in Realtime
Senior Piping Technologist (Former Employee) – Chistina Lake, Alberta – 7 November 2016
During my time at Cenovus I worked with some of the most professional and dedicated people I have ever met. It was a great learning opportunity for me to be based in a site position and be involved with providing practical and immediate solutions to situations in both construction and operating scenarios.
Administrative Assistant & Receptionist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 October 2016
Came into the job without experience, had many positive people & mentors to help me learn everything I needed to know about how to be an effective asset to the company.I took many courses for both soft & hard skill development.
Well Delivery Safety Advisor - SAGD Operations (Current Employee) – Conklin, AB – 12 August 2016
Most days typically start at 05:00 on an 8 in and 6 out schedule. Work with an excellent team of professionals that know how to get the job done and enjoy their work at the same time. Work can be challenging at times with the economy on a current prolonged down turn. Hardest part of the job is watching talented/dedicated co-workers being let go due to current economic conditions.
Work atmospere and team
7 hour drive to and from work location in winter weather.
Day-Tech RFO (Current Employee) – Foster Creek – 3 August 2016
Each day can present a new challenge that will need to be met with colaberation , investigation and team consultation to determine the best action to take. The routine is that you can never anticipate, or plan out expected plant deficiencies even with repeated observation checks by all members of the team. Be prepared to interact with all team members in a professional, courteous manner which makes the days fun, rewarding and personally gratifying.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 1 April 2016
I was asked to set up their login process for people to swipe their cards I would monitor the manpower count sheet each morning as to how many people were on site at any given time. Co-Workers were great to work with we worked on a mod yard I was in the main building and in there were about 25 other employees we all worked well together. Hardest part of the job were the hours - very long days. Most enjoyable was the experience of learning something new and also management were really good to get along with.