GAS PLANT RELIEF OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Fox Creek, AB – October 22, 2013
Oversaw daily operations of a producing natural gas field and related equipment. Completed safety training and learned a great deal about gas plant operations. Management was approachable and helpful and allowed me a measure of autonomy after I demonstrated a safe work attitude and work ethic. Co-workers were excellent. Roads were terrible. A great opportunity to work and learn for a student.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Haul Truck Driver, Fort Mckay, AB (Former Employee) – Fort Mackay, AB – November 27, 2015
~hauled material to needed locations ~ hail gate in the mornings to be notified of any changes in the pit or medical issues ~ had to do a walk around equipment to make sure everything was in order if not we had to report it ~Good communication ~The crew was like family if you were unsure about anything you were able to ask