Empowering Careers with a Culture of Respect

Our success is a direct result of the talent of our team and our ability to work together to achieve company goals. We work hard to put our best ideas into action—making energy development more advanced, efficient and safer than ever before.

Every person on our team is expected to share ideas and make a meaningful contribution to company success. Our talented workforce is the reason we’ve built a reputation for delivering industry-changing advancements, technologies and results.

Employee Learning and Development

Recruiting, developing and retaining our workforce is vital to our success today and in the future. We provide opportunities for our employees to grow with us, including professional development and training programs, on-the-job work experience, networking and mentoring opportunities.

We encourage our employees to take an active role in their professional growth, which is more comparable to a lattice than a ladder. That means our employees can grow vertically, horizontally or diagonally, complementing our agile culture and the evolving demands of our business.

Our culture also promotes collaboration as a way for employees to network, drive innovation and improve outcomes. We encourage cross-functional sharing by providing communications tools, processes and events for connection.

We also host several internal groups to formalize collaboration opportunities:

  • The Shale Technology Exchange brings together technical staff to present, debate and share ideas and solutions that drive our operations forward.
  • LINK, an inclusive employee network, invites employees to come together as equals to problem solve, innovate and overcome challenges with confidentiality and trust.
  • Mentoring Circles matches coworkers interested in connecting and collaborating as a way to grow personally and professionally.

Diversity and Inclusion

Ovintiv values diversity at all levels of our organization and we work intentionally to increase diversity among our team. This includes being intentional in our prospective employee pools and participating in STEM programs targeting more diverse students in junior and high school.

Our human resources team also hosts a cross-functional working group with the goal of exploring employee and talent pipeline diversity challenges. This group provides recommendations on how we can create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Specific to gender diversity, we actively facilitate professional development opportunities for our female employees and review gender equity data as it relates to our internal staffing, succession, development and compensation programs. As part of this analysis, we highlight areas where unconscious bias may exist.