I just joined Suncor a month ago and they have been great so far. After 5 years at Cenovus and after the merger, looking back it is a true sweatshop now in comparison. Suncor treats ex-Cenovus staff like gold and they feel bad for the cr-p they... — read more
JOHN: The price of WTI dipped below $80. The $hit we produce is mid $50s. ALEX: We need to reduce our costs. Our headcount is still to high. JOHN: But we can't afford to pay people out. ALEX: Not a problem. Between the mediocre bonus, paying... — read more
What a joke. AP the lawyer who graduated in 1989 knows zero about the bo-m of the 1980's. "If we're successful in doing that, that is going to create a bo-m in the oil-producing provinces that is equivalent to what happened in the '80s and the... — read more
Starts as soon as bonus is deposited.
'This transition, if done correctly and if we're able to materially decarbonize the Canadian barrel of oil, I actually think it should result in more jobs -' Really, from the guy whose company leads the oilpatch in layoffs since 2017?
John, what can we do to make people leave? Alex, when you break it down the basics, it’s quite simple. First, let’s bring them all back to the office and treat them like children. Let’s monitor their scans and mouse clicks and let them know we’re... — read more
As we enter our third week of mandatory four days in the cubicle, I have to ask my colleagues, what percentage of your day is productive time? Last week for me it was under 30%.
Either people still expect that something will change here, or they don't have enough skills to get a better job. How else to explain the long-term sufferers who keep complaining about the same thing, even though there are much better options out... — read more
I don't like the office, but so far I haven't been able to find a decent remote job where I wouldn't be paid less than here.
Happy New Year to my CVE colleagues. So excited to start four days in the office on Monday. Yee Haw !!!
The new 4 Day office policy comes straight from the top. AP conceived it expecting it will breed loyalty to CVE through attrition. Those who don't agree will resign thus helping achieve staffing numbers without expensive payouts. It doesn't matter... — read more
What the effff am I still doing here Oh wait 8 years under baby Z and before that daddy Z and I’ve become unhirable
Take a survey whether he should continue as CEO. You can vote here with the arrows. Up is yes, down is no.
I don't believe there is a single person who prefers to waste time and energy to come work in an office. Is there anyone?
4 days in the office. Is that for everyone? I hope there are some nice managers out there that are flexible
Oh and CVE is an island. Completely detached from reality and senior leaders and exec heads stuck where the Sun don’t shine. Today we had to listen to one colorful exec talk down to the team for 45 minutes and the funniest thing is he has no idea... — read more
I was let go from Sunrise with out any warning. It looks like the new management coming from christina lake to sunrise is already making changes. I voluntary transferred to sunrise from Christina lake to get away from the management there. Good... — read more
Layoffs this week in Operations at Sunshine…
So what does everyone think about AP mandating 4 days in the office? ….and GO!
Here's something interesting about Cenovus generous vacation policy. If you work an 84 hour week and are under 30 with 5 years at the company then you don't meet the minimum vacation entitlement under the law. 6% of your wages and 3 weeks off, since... — read more
It seems that it is futile to expect any positive changes here. The company is now too far from its core values. Working here is a constant worry and wondering what will happen next. Does anyone even remember the last positive changes here? I... — read more
That’s it, that’s all.
Over priced and generally a crapppy company.
I am curious but not excited about the possibility of buying westbrick or any other company right now. I would rather the company invests in its employees, with the current market prices it would be nice to have a very cenovus new year. I can even... — read more
I took a job with Cenovus 8 months ago and everyone is miserable here! Then I’m told to check out this website and I’m now in shock. Is the culture this bad in other groups ? I think I made a mistake..
Cenovus received Covid funds from the government? Then immediately laid off staff "due to the pandemic", instituted share buybacks, and the C-suite received "pandemic bonuses" near or over a million dollars? Now Cenovus is quietly crying about a tax... — read more
I used to have the pleasure of working with knowledgeable people from whom I could learn a lot. However, they have been mostly replaced by inflated egos that lack the professionalism in every way possible. I wonder how this place came to be like... — read more
Is leaving this place and finding a job in a less toxic workplace the only way for an employee to successfully deal with this unhealthy work environment,,,or maybe there is some way to successfully deal with all this and preserve one's own mental... — read more
Nowhere I've worked so far have I had more useless meetings than here. By useless meeting I mean meetings where there is no clear agenda, nor is anyone completely sure what was decided or accomplished at the end. I'm tired of it. Why so many... — read more
I am underpaid here and this job is not worth the daily stress. I'm still here only because it's hard for me to start from scratch. However, lately I have been thinking more and more about trying to find a job in a smaller company. Some try to talk... — read more
Today’s Survey Question: Do you think Alex, the Execs and most importantly, the Chairman of the Board, is doing an excellent job (up arrow) or completely incompetent and should be fired immediately (down arrow) ?
I was wondering how many people who post on here are being honest in filling out the employee survey or would you be too afraid for your job? They can get pretty far down into the organization to the team level is my understanding and still call it... — read more
It is difficult, if not impossible, to find an altruistic company that exists to serve its employees first. However, it seems that there is nothing easier than finding a company that pays its employees more than CVE?
After the reverse takeover by Husky we are now stuck with Husky mgmt that basically destroyed their own company and are now working at running Cenovus into the ground. What makes it especially painful is Cenovus mgmt is just sitting down watching... — read more
Check the article out! https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-hr-layoffs-not-your-friend-former-vp-chris-williams-2022-7
JH and his puppet master purged another handful of LCVE talent today. I guess the rest of us need to fall in line or else.
The worst thing that can happen is to be stuck here and in the meantime become unmarketable with atrophied skills. Moreover, I think that getting laid off from here is a blessing for many, a much needed kick to see that they can do better. Just... — read more
Well it was a good run while it lasted. WTI dropping with a new round headcount reductions soon
There is a rumour circulating that certain groups will receive e-mail on Monday to work-from-home Tuesday September 27th. Apparently there are some managers with too few reports (ie 4 or 5) so these groups will be amalgamated.
Only this HR org would be d-mb enough to give employees one year to use up carryover vacation, or lose it…and then start tracking card swipes in July & August when those same people are trying to use up their carryover. Then hand the data over to... — read more