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Good company to work for.
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 June 2017
CNRL is a good company to work for. Since the down turn in with the price of oil we never announced massive layoffs like our competitors. Lots of good people and some bad, just like many other places. Great company to invest in, always growing and improving.
Pros
steady work
Cons
no raises since slow down just a pay cut.
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Good place to work. Fair Treatment, Busy Workloads.
Surface Land Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 June 2017
Good place to work, if you work hard you will be treated fairly, Can get very busy. The work culture is a bit classic in its management approach, so at times the work environment can be a little too serious.
Pros
Fair Treatment, if you work hard you will be noticed
Cons
little too serious at times....
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Tough environment and not a fun place
Mine Training (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB16 May 2017
The management treated people as machines and often unfairly. If there was ever a 'corporation' mentality this is the place. The pay was good, but the days were long and torturous.
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Challenging and rewarding
Construction Coordinator & Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB9 May 2017
I enjoyed the large-scale industrial projects. Very challenging and rewarding work.
Working as part of the Construction Management team for the Owner is such a great experience.
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Excellent work environment that promotes learning to those with initiative
Electrical Engineering Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  Fort Mackay, AB28 April 2017
CNRL is a great place to work to learn more about the oil sands manufacturing industry. The people are very welcoming and eager to help inexperienced workers. Working in the field is a great opportunity to experience construction firsthand.
Pros
Great Salary and Great People
Cons
Long shifts in Camp
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Good place to work
Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB19 April 2017
One of the best jobs I had. People and co-workers were fun, and productive. Camp was ok, the main CNRL camp was nice. I learned lots when I was there.
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Productive and fun work place with full satisfaction
Lead Automation & Control Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB12 April 2017
Very good work place and culture
Well recognized
Good management
Enjoyed the schedule driven job and successful completion
Responsibilities were properly distributed
Quick decisions
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Decent people to work with
Pipeline Inspector (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB12 April 2017
Busy company. Lots going on.

Learned a lot about environmental regulations with AER.

Learned lots about maintaining and repairing pipeline integrity.

Overall it was a very good experience working with Canadian Natural.
Pros
Good people to work with
Cons
Low end rates
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UNder paid and very little room for advancement
Gas well Operator (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, AB8 April 2017
As Canadian Natural grows, it buys more and more companies. Gaining new people from bigger companies. They amount of high end talent that enters the company high up. Leaves little opportunity to advance as a young talent.
They wages we also extremely low compared to peers working the same job in the same area for other companies.
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good place to work
Lead Panel Operator (Former Employee) –  fort mcmurray5 April 2017
Suncor is a great company. They treat their employees well, great benefit programs, employee recognition. Safety and workplace culture was held to a high standard. I loved the people and environment in which I worked in.
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Great people to work with
Operations Accountant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 April 2017
Busy office, learned lots, great people to work with, sometimes challenging, sometimes too much politics like any other company
Micro managed too much
Pros
good hours & benefits
Cons
micro managed
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Good money, not a lot of meaningful work.
Mineral Land Student (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 March 2017
In my time with CNRL I reviewed and reorganized files for the mineral land department. There was not much deviation from this task. It was easy to lose motivation, and although the management was friendly they did not assign much work.
Pros
Good pay, good accomodations, friendly coworkers and management.
Cons
Not much meaningful work or opportunities to learn.
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Great place to work.
A&D Legal Counsel (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 March 2017
Great work environment, great people in the A&D department. Salaries are comparable. Consultants are included in the team activities which is always nice, makes you feel you are part of the team. I learned lots on the job.
Pros
Great work environment; work independently within team.
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people work together and learn each other, a wonderful place to work
Commissioning/Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fort Mackay, AB16 March 2017
-always execute excellence
-always require 2:1 return on capital expenditure
-Lean SIX sigma is the tool widely used in the company
-Lowest oil producer among all oil sands companies
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Productive
Accounts Payable Clerk (Current Employee) –  Bonnyville, AB15 March 2017
Great company to work for, management is awesome, kind and productive. Excellent benifits and salary. Originized and friendly work place. Always work to do to great work flow.
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Not bed
Geotechnical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 March 2017
it is a good company. cnrl try to use few may power to complete more works. this is good for company growth. However, people works there may be under some pressures.
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Great Experiance
Sour Gas Plant Operator/Control Room Operator (Current Employee) –  Fairview, AB8 March 2017
All co-workers are very willing to help out in all situations and teamwork is huge reward of working at the CNRL dunvegan plant. Was the easiest learning experience I have ever had.
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Really enjoyable place to work.
Field operator (Former Employee) –  Bonnyville, ab10 February 2017
Learned quite a bit with Cnrl. They are very informative and are very hands on. Very good company to build a career with. Also working with Canadian natural, it's a great place to work independently. And builds self motivation skills.
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Great Place to work
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 February 2017
great place to work. Management is fair for the most part. No major issues with anything or anyone. Company runs a tight ship financially which at times sucks bucks but is very appreciated during the tough economic times. CNRL has not laid off staff during these economic times due to how management watches spending. A+ for that!
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Not a people company
Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Horizon Site6 February 2017
Profit and production driven environment. Loss of production will probably mean an mid level employee will be let go. Uneven balance between fly in/fly out and locally based employees.
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