Sr. Electrical Designer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 February 2018
I worked with Vista projects as a senior electrical designer and most of the projects we got were from Conoco Phillips. Working with Conoco Phillips was great, the atmosphere was calm and everyone worked as a team. There weren't really any difficult parts of the job because everyone worked together to achieve a similar goal. The job overall was an amazing experience.
Everyone came to a wonderful get together that took place monthly
Air Emissions Management Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 February 2018
Excellent compensation packages and work environment as long as you can keep your job. They tend to go through massive layoffs and the intermediate management is not effective in terms of managing what they need to manage - people and the work.
This was a good place to work prior to all of the layoffs
Administrative Assistant, Oil Sands Operations (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 December 2017
I learned quite a bit. Management was okay. Workplace culture was good prior to the layoff announcements. They support taking courses while working which is beneficial to be able to learn more for your job.
Current Management bets of unconventional over diversification.
Drilling Engineer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 December 2017
I worked for ConocoPhillips Canada which was a combination of 4 different companies hence it was difficult for COP global to enforce a single work culture. The people I worked with very nice guys however, the friendship and who is your buddy really affects keeping the best and letting go the worst (weeding out manpower).
Millwright/A.P.E. Maintenance (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 11 December 2017
I've been involved in the oil industry for over the past 7 years. The Surmont family is the greatest place I've ever worked. Management is incredibly fair respectful and honest. Our 14 in 14 off schedule is great for families and home work balance. The camp is works class, rooms are quiet and are completely self contained ( private bathroom) gym facilities are better then most gyms in the city and the lunches are great. If you ever get the opportunity to be a part of this company I highly recommend it.
Contract Land Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 November 2017
I enjoyed my time there, I learned a lot and grew as a person and an employee. We had great staff, communication and an environment that allowed staff to grow and feel like part of a company that wanted you to be a part it.
Was a good place to work in Canada before the commodity downturn
Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 October 2017
Was a great company to work for. Oil/gas price tumble resulted in massive changes - including asset sales and layoffs. Management changes and the rapid company contraction has resulted in challenges for employees. May exit Canada if commodity prices remain low. Too bad.
The company is struggling with identity and future direction
Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 October 2017
Poor leadership has lead to the company not knowing if they will continue to operate in Canada. The culture in the Canadian BU is one of sitting back and letting things happen as opposed to being pro active.
Project Engineer/Manager (Former Employee) – Anzac, AB – 3 October 2017
A good company in which to be an employee. Offers an environment of interesting meaningful jobs when available. Safety culture is industry leading. Is subject to the ups and downs of the oil industry as is all oil and gas companies.
Excellent company in which to work.
Affected by industry conditions beyond it's control.