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good company with considerate people
E&I Construction Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB15 December 2017
Fun to work with a multi-cultural group, learning new ideas, good guidance from management, excellent pay, great amenities, room to grow personally. Enjoyed my time there very much.
Pros
good pay
Cons
hard to eat healthy with all the delicious food available
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Well stablish and process diven
Venture Team Piping and Mechanical Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Fort McKay, AB10 December 2017
The atmsphere do at times seems tense because of the dead lines,
it's never too radical as to not to do things right following standards and procedures,focusing on safety and eficiency .
Pros
process driven
Cons
short duration of the job
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Productive, professional, cooperative environment
Document Controller, Major Projects (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB6 December 2017
Productive, professional, cooperative environment. very nice and helping management and training system.Enjoyed working with CNRL Hydrogen Project team.
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Too early to tell...
Campus Advisor (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB4 December 2017
Being a Shell employee that was transitioned to CNRL from the Albian acquisition has had a few challenges. From my perspective, I've had no issues since the acquisition and have been warmly welcomed by the team I've been placed with. The future is still a little uncertain with a lot of us X-Shell employee's, but time will tell. All I can say is that CNRL is proudly a Canadian company and they know how to save money which makes them very profitable.
Pros
Canadian owned, Opportunities to grow.
Cons
Heavily supports Fly In/Fly Out. Wages are lower than the rest of industry
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Excellent work environment, good people
Instrument & Control Systems Senior I&C Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Alberta27 November 2017
CNRL is a no nonsense employer that rewards hard work and insists on accountability. This may seem harsh, but it isn't.
Should have never left this company.
Pros
Professional work place
Cons
none
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Dirty/congested work-space, not enough pay.
Inventory Analyst (Former Employee) –  Fort Mackay, AB16 November 2017
Checking if inventory was up-to-date and correcting any discrepancies found for any materials and then finding a solution for it. Co-workers are friendly and willing to help with any questions or needs. Hardest part of the job is doing the same things over and over for a long period of time in the day. Sometimes this means working inside a warehouse on a 30 degree+ day with a coverall on and a hardhat and safety glasses that sweat your brains out. Overall a great experience but the pay is very low for a summer student.
Pros
Friendly co-workers
Cons
Low pay for an oil company, no overtime, no paid travel time to and from work.
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Productive, positive place to work
Operator (Former Employee) –  Ardmore, AB15 November 2017
Learned so much working here. It was an amazing place to expand my oilfield experience into operations and field operations Cold flow from plant side of things
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find somewhere better
Apprentice Millwright (Former Employee) –  Bonnyville, AB8 November 2017
Aboriginal workers are the first expense to rid of in times of recession. Looking forward to successfully completing your desired trade? Not a chance.
Pros
nil
Cons
expendable work force
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Loved Heavy equipment and the workplace culture
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB3 November 2017
I would work a 12 hour shift and it always felt like a 6 hour shift because I enjoyed the work. I got to know how to work around the large equipment and still maintain an excellent safety record. The people I worked with were very professional and management were excellent and had the operators best interest at heart while getting the daily projects completed. The hardest part of the job was when your equipment was down but I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of being there. I operated a D11, a 24H and a 797 hauler among other pieces and it was all a great experience.
Pros
Operating equipment
Cons
bad weather
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Great work enviroment
Sure flow contract cold flow plant operator (Current Employee) –  Cold Lake, AB1 November 2017
beart trap is a an enjoyable place to work at. company is good. management is ok. people are great. bennefits are great. close to lots of great communities. lost to learn and many opporutnities to advance your self
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Productive and Fun work place
Senior Production Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 October 2017
Lots of great people and probably the best managed oil company in western Canada. I learned a lot about the heavy oil side of things while working here and would go back to this company in a heartbeat if the opportunity presented itself.
Pros
The best compensation package of any oil company
Cons
Not as many opportunities for advancement
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Inefficient management
Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  Alberta29 October 2017
Procedures and responsibilities are not clear. not properly set and/or followed;
Managers with closer ties to top get their way regardless of any other factors;
Unfair distribution of rewards, initiative and efficiency is not rewarded;
Career advancement depend on your ties to management, not skills;
High demands and tight deadlines without proper support from management;
Unjust and inefficient distribution of work.
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Cnrl rocks
Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Kirby Lake, AB24 October 2017
Love working there. The last of the canadian oil companies. The stil have booze in camps. Big budjet., big projects Not a small time orginization.
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Positive
Lodge Coordinator / Q/A (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB27 September 2017
Great place to work very busy environment, learnt lots about the process of oil and how it is refined and sent to market, excellent work colleagues made some great people.
Pros
Fly in Fly out
Cons
Long hours
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CNRL is a very engaging work environment that is filled with continued challenges and rewards
Senior Engineering Technologist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 September 2017
CNRLs culture is one of entrepreneurial spirit and accountability. Very visible management presence. Strong work life balance, excellent compensation and benefits structure. Head office closed on Fridays during the summer months, as well office is also closed for the Christmas and New Years break.
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Ok place to work
Construction Coordinator, Civil (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB21 September 2017
Career advancement was very difficult unless you were favoured by the right individuals. Work ethic did not necessarily make you eligible for the favourites list
Pros
Reasonable camp facilities
Cons
Being away from home
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Challenging but very rewarding. Great place to work
Director of Recruitment and Staffing (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 September 2017
Great place to work. Management was very accepting of new ideas and allowed me to do my job. The compensation package offered by the company was outstanding. Delivering value is what the company strives for and if you delivered you are recognized and rewarded for your contributions.
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great people to work with , ok people to work for
Static / Rotating Equipment Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB10 September 2017
the people i had contact with where great people to work with , ok people to work for. great benefits and job work balance, 7/7 with 200hrs of vacation.
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Great for other fields
Maintenance supervisor (Current Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB6 September 2017
My career capped out without any chance of advancement. Learned all I know here. Very appreciative for opportunities provided.

Just want to move over to operations.
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Fast paced, high pressure environment
Materials and Services Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB22 August 2017
This is a fast paced, high pressure environment where acclomplishments are determined by keeping the Plant Unit operational when Material & Services were required immediately.
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