Coordinator Roevin Technical People (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – May 14, 2014
A typical day at work would be to cancel forwarding the phones, then gather any paperwork that needs to be completed for the day before the office opens. Once opened then it is answering telephone enquiries, tenant concerns and updating inventory and reports throughout the day. If needed, go out and pick up inventory items towards the end of the day. Complete cost code processing for invoices that come in and update lead hand daily on any new requirements or changes to the area. I have learned that to stay on top of the bursts of activity with a temporary accommodations site you would have to be prepared ahead of time and have an order or process to get all the information prepared correctly and in time. Management is a gem to work with. They provide assistance when needed and can go forward and present any ideas or projections that you think would be necessary to improve this project. The hardest part of the job is to locate where all the past files are to know how to process everything in the same manner. The most enjoyable part of my job is able to communicate with the different tenants that come through the door and able to accommodate their needs as best I can.
Can be a good place to work but totally depends on the team/manager.
PROGRAMMER/ANALYST (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – January 21, 2016
Unfortunately the current culture in IT does not value experience. The younger and cheaper you are the more attractive you are.
The managers in software development have no formal IT background so rely solely on process to manage. You need to be a process drone to excel in the IT software development group of this company. My definition of a process drone is someone who works to the metrics of process without regard to the possibly detrimental consequences to the goals those processes and metrics were originally intended to achieve. In this team you will NEVER be faulted if you follow the process. If you can turn off your brain and follow process you will excel here.
Things are much more results oriented in the field. There it tends to be more results oriented. Get it done as quickly, safely and efficiently (low cost) as possible and work any process later. More agile to use the jargon.
stock options can be good
No pention. Stupidly long hours if you are on the management track.
Process and Sulphur Technician (Former Employee) – Fort McKay, AB – May 6, 2016
Wasn't a bad place to work, wage was good and personally I liked the camps. What sucked was how management treated people, and you were truly just a number. With better, smarter and more caring management this really would of been a good place to work. Even on my exit interview I don't really even think they cared; but then again no one even showed up for my hiring interview. go figure. I do believe this was just the local management; as I have a better feeling about the Calgary management
none. what they wrote down is exactly what you got.
Developing people working together, creating value for all workers and company's shareholders by doing right with fun and integrity.
Safety & Integrity Specialist At Mine Operations (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – January 5, 2016
A typical day at work starts with Safety first. I have learned at CNRL that the changes at this company comes from the hand of persistence, consistency and perseverance focused on the key objectives towards a stronger safety culture. The co-workers are focuesed on the job and some of them are looking forward improvement for them and for the company. The hardest part of the job was the Improvement ideas are heard and discussed, rest, work is fun and interesting rhythm.
Equipment Coordinator (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – March 14, 2016
just needing a change, this is a great company with a great future too bad they weren't more integrated into the BC area. I have nothing bad to say at all i'm just needing a change in my work-life balance.
Productive workplace with freedom to seize project opportunities
Reservoir Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – September 9, 2015
The culture at CNRL is a very work-oriented culture. There are many opportunities to learn and contribute, which is expected of every employee. "Creating Value" is a very strong part of their mission statement and it is shown by the work ethic of all the employees. Part of their mission statement is also "doing it right with fun and integrity". The part which I feel needs the most improvement is "fun". Many of the employees (including myself) were consistently stressed for most of the time I worked there. This had much to do with completing the "deliverables" effectively while meeting the constrained deadlines. It could be much improved by discussing the deadlines instead of stating it outright.
constant learning and progression; challenging work
long hours were necessary to meet the required deadlines
Admin Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – January 4, 2016
I started out in the Security Area as the HSRS Admin which is accepting and getting job applications checked for any reasons why person applying could not come on site. Data Entry work and checking for details was required for this position. I managed the EBI Station which was attended by the Security group that was on site. This Station is where everyone received their badges to come on site. I was transferred to the Fire Hall at Canadian Natural to help the fire fighters with any clerical jobs that were required. I enjoyed working with all of the Fire Fighters on sight because it was a very relaxing surroundings. I learned how the pacs are set up in case there is any emergencies eg. H2S. I enjoyed all the jokes and laughter everyday from the time you walked in the Fire Hall until you left for the day. All of the coworkers were great people to work in both areas that I worked. They always made you feel at home.
Student, Information Systems - Systems Operations (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – February 18, 2016
The team is efficient and lean; client issues are resolved in a timely manner and structured approach with minimal downtime. The environment is fun to work in, relaxed, and open. Collaboration among co-workers is awesome. The most enjoyable part of my job is the commendation I receive from my supervisor after a job well done as well as the constructive advice given to assigned complete work.
Journeyman Millwright / Reliability Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – May 18, 2016
7 days 12 hours shift / Day Fly in & out learned the equipment reliability procedures Management is strict on Safety Cooperative co workers to work on Holidays is the hardest part to work in a safe work atmosphere is the best feature
Process Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – April 20, 2016
Great work schedule of 7 on and 7 off. The group o employees are great to work with. There is possibilities for advancement. Each day was a new and different challenge. Everyone for the most part ere team players.
Accounts Payable Clerk/Reception (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – March 9, 2016
When I started working for them it was okay. After about a year their true colours showed. Especially when oil dropped and they started dropping people left right and center but the big boys never took a wage cut. Greedy, Greedy, big company.