Thread regarding Cenovus Energy layoffs

Let’s talk IT - what is going on?

What is really going on in IT? Had a couple of interactions with different teams there the past month and man it seems weird. They don’t seem to know much and almost seem afraid to say or do anything….nothing like the awesome service we used to get!

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Post ID: @OP+1l6brbu6

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Finally somebody qualified to lead the SAP team, do you believe so?

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Post ID: @Pskq+1l6brbu6

IT is a joke ever since they went with the Husky model and Husky management. This new iteration is the worst IT department I have seen at any of the several intermediates and majors I have worked for.

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Post ID: @4hxp+1l6brbu6

Yes, not the best reputation from Husky days

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Post ID: @2bbq+1l6brbu6

They just carry fancy titles, STRATEGIC IT guys!!! Cenovus IT Department was awesome. A few of them are still there but what they can do when the team is corrupted!!!

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Post ID: @2ljn+1l6brbu6

So Strategy is big spoon with yes man, but little spoon with all the consultants?

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Post ID: @2kaq+1l6brbu6

@1dyr+1l6brbu6 Yes, strategy will stab any opportunity there is. The yes man doesn’t see that though, so keeps protecting and enabling the bully behaviour. An odd relationship.

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Post ID: @1epe+1l6brbu6

One will not survive 5 years. The “strategy” one will stab the “yes man” one in the back.

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Post ID: @1dyr+1l6brbu6

@1bpp+1l6brbu6 they are gonna retire in 5 years (or so they say) so they don’t care to go anywhere else, just need to hang on for that long.

Hey HR can we just bridge them out earlier?

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Post ID: @1hav+1l6brbu6

@1txx+1l6brbu6 Yes, These two guys will fight tooth and nail to protect their jobs. There is no way they can find similar roles in the market

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Post ID: @1bpp+1l6brbu6

The IT strategy guy does not even know basic math.

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Post ID: @1gyi+1l6brbu6

Just look at who leads “IT strategy” and you know why things are going downhill fast. We just sit here watching JH believing every word the strategy guy spits out. They got rid of all the bright ones that threatened the existence of the two of them. Replaced them with consultants who are yes men.

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Post ID: @1txx+1l6brbu6

I see MD has not changed at all. Same insecure person who bullies to gain “respect”

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Post ID: @1ase+1l6brbu6

Lhse leaders love incidents! It means MD can call staff at all hours of the day and if they don’t answer he adds them to the list for the next round of layoffs.

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Post ID: @1shl+1l6brbu6

the answer is simple... of the last 28 layoffs in IT in 2022... 27 of them were legacy Cenovus. Not only that... the new 'lhse' leaders of IT got rid of both DXC and CGI who were the support teams for applications and infrastructure for 10+ years and replaced them with TCS and Accenture. BUT... all the hardware and software is all original Cenovus... so none of the lhse leads or staff know anything about it. With DXC and CGI now gone the new support teams also know nothing about the Cenovus environment, so it is the blind leading the blind. There are major incidents every single day now (called MIO's). It'll get worse before it gets better.

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Post ID: @1urm+1l6brbu6

It is because the leaders know NOTHING!!!! 12th grade diploma is what they have.

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