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Great company to work with.
Property Accountant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 November 2016
Treat people the most important and care about the employee.

Work and life balance.

Much opportunities to various exposures.

Supportive teams whenever help is needed.
Pros
Company cares about employees
Cons
Industry risk is volatile
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good place to learn
Plant operator (Former Employee) –  Wabasca, AB5 July 2016
I was able to learn a great deal working here. far to much politics , if you aren't related to a senior staff member you are extremely expendable.
Pros
good camps
Cons
you are a number not a person
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A good company, though quite large.
Production Accountant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 September 2016
Was a good company to work for though a bit tougher to get ahead.
So many opportunities but also a lot of qualified people.
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its a camp life
Journeyman Millwright / Reliability Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB18 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
Pros
Camp Life with free meals
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Productive workplace with freedom to seize project opportunities
Reservoir Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 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.
Pros
constant learning and progression; challenging work
Cons
long hours were necessary to meet the required deadlines
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Project Work
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB25 October 2016
Project Work contingent on capital budgets. If there is no allocated budgets, project work is cancelled along with corresponding jobs.
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Great work experience.
Hydrotest Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB13 September 2016
Can't wait to get hired back to FINISH the job. Still available and willing to travel. "No kids, no pets, no plants... What is with the minimum text requirement anyways????
Pros
Camp was fantastgic
Cons
Project was too short...
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Great place tohave worked
Pipeline & Facility Inspector (Former Employee) –  Wabasca1 September 2016
Great crews to work with. Always a pleasure to show up daily. Managment was easy to get along with and informative. Enduring the constant mud was an issue.
Pros
Busy job
Cons
Mud
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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, AB5 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.
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Good place to work. Plenty of time off.
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB20 April 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.
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Excellent job experience
Office Administration and Accounts Payable (Former Employee) –  Bonnyville, AB11 June 2015
Was able to advance to other areas within the office environment to attain various experience and responsibilities. Enjoyed working with everyone I worked with and the experience I attained.
Pros
Advancement, salary and benefits
Cons
No advancement to management positions within Administration
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great place
Equipment Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB14 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.
Pros
awesome team
Cons
fly in fly out hard on work-life balance
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I did not work directly for Canadian Natural - they are only our Clients.
Senior Document Analyst (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 May 2015
Eight years I have been working for Amec Foster Wheeler Oil and Gas, but with different Clients - Project based and it has been a very unique experience with each Client, which I enjoyed thoroughly and learnt a lot from each Project. Every day is a learning experience for me. Management is nice. Co-workers friendly. The hardest part is when the economy is facing recession, then there is a lot of negativity in the air. Enjoyed my job as the procedures were in place and it was very systematic.
Pros
Healthcare spending account
Cons
Too much of politics nd favoritism
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I am not afraid to speak the truth about CNRL
Operator (Former Employee) –  Edson, AB27 February 2013
CNRL is a good place to start your career in the oil and gas industry. They will teach you lots and you will get great exposure and then you will be very marketable to REPUTABLE companies that will reward you for your skills and work ethic.

Management is corrupt at all levels and the arrogance is overwhelming. The only long standing employees are people that have never seen the outside world.

It is difficult to achieve any kind of moral when the doors revolve constantly and everyone is continuously looking to find new work.

The pay stinks and their stock is worthless. Don't buy into the empty promises.

I won't even discuss the safety program. They sweep so much under the carpet that sooner or later its going to trip them up big time!
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Productive and enjoyable place to work.
Warehouse Coordinator for Maintenance Projects (Former Employee) –  Bonnyville, AB1 November 2015
Great people, excellent team work.
Opportunities to move forward in your career.
Excellent benefits.
All in all, great place to work.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
n/a
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Productive, Process Driven
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 October 2013
Canadian Natural has a company culture that makes coming to work everyday very enjoyable. Very process driven. But upper management is disconnected with employees.
Pros
fridays off in summer, work life balance
Cons
no job security even though your told CNRL doesn't lay off workers
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I would give it 0 stars if I could
Safety Advisor Coker Rebuild (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB12 December 2013
Where to begin.

They have no safety culture. They hire inexperienced safety people with no experience in the oil sands or construction and they are bullied and ignored by management that couldn't care less about safety. Their philosophy is get it done as quickly and as cheaply as you can. Safety should be seen and not heard. Incidents are covered up or blame shifted to the workers instead of management who creates the problems to begin with.

Crane topples, major shutdown due to explosion and fire, and at least 3 people dead and at least 53 charges from OH&S. Their record speaks for itself and it's the worst in the Alberta oil sands.

The camp is horrible. Food is worse than the worst high school cafeteria you've ever eaten at. Rooms smell like urine. They bring in unqualified migrant and foreign workers who are cheap, easily exploited and sent packing if they complain about the abuse.

Avoid at all costs...
Pros
Great place to work if you don't care about your own personal safety
Cons
Everything.
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Good experience
Turn Around Mechanical planner/Field Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Horizon site1 June 2016
This is was a good place to help me gain some added work experience. I found the job challanging and rewarding at the sometime.
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Very productive and very safe work place.
Construction Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort McKay, AB22 May 2016
Very good managed work place, safety and work ethic were always top priority. Everybody maintained good working relationships with colleagues and contractors that were based on mutual respect.
Pros
N/A
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N/A
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well managed organization
Site Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB18 September 2015
Good company to work for, nice benefits and forward looking management. I was a site project engineer at the Horizon plant, many opportunities for experience.
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3.8
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