Coordinator Roevin Technical People (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 14 May 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 – 21 January 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.
Scaffolder (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 8 September 2016
go to work write paper work start to gather gear to build a scaffold throughout the day management would come check on us and ask how your day was going everybody worked well and got along with each other. the hardest part of the job would of been when their was a lot of people on site and a lot of congestion. most enjoyable part working at heights and learning a lot of new things and getting new people and making lots of friend.
Production Engineer - Primrose East Steamflood (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 July 2016
Corporate culture is great with the benefits of a big company but feel of a small company. Staff is mostly pretty young which works well as most groups are dynamic with good ideas. You will likely work more here than you would at other companies and there likely wont be any benefit for doing so. Work life balance is heavy on the work. Strong and capable management structure with good track record. Unlikely you will ever become one of them. Emphasis and rewards on cutting costs.
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 – 5 January 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.
Productive workplace with freedom to seize project opportunities
Reservoir Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 September 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
Process and Sulphur Technician (Former Employee) – Fort McKay, AB – 6 May 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.
Equipment Coordinator (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 14 March 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.
Records Technician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 September 2016
Helped clients with library and records management inquiries. I enjoyed troubleshooting specific well record issues. I learned a new records management software system. My co-workers were always very helpful and I learned valuable knowledge from them.
Journeyman Millwright / Reliability Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 18 May 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