Used to be a great company to work for but things changed a lot since the start of the downturn
WCBU Engineer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 June 2017
Used to be a great company to work for but things changed a lot since the start of the downturn. No opportunity to pursue personal development and growth. Morale has been down for more than 2 years and there is no consistency of strategy and actual action.
Enjoyable colleagues to work with. Exchange of ideas and skills was free flowing.
Business Analyst - Operations Cost Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 June 2017
A typical day at ConocoPhillips consisted of analyzing cost data and reporting to multiple groups and the field staff to identify anomalies, be sure we were compliant with JV agreements and keeping lifting costs and capital spending within budget.
Everyday was a learning experience, either with the operations people, joint venture representatives, land and various other groups. Learning about pipeline curtailments, what we were compliant with and what were not, how the AER allocates fees for orphan well and administration fees to the oil industry are some examples.
The culture was somewhat tense but always respectful considering what the oil industry has been going through. The people were always great to work with.
Hardest part of the job were the changing priorities sent from Houston. Many hours of rework re budgets, forecasts, reporting.
As noted above, the people I worked with not just in accounting but the operation engineers, land personnel etc. were all great to work with.
The loss of many good people due to the commodity prices.
HSE Coordinator (Former Employee) – Alberta – 13 June 2017
A good place to work where you feel supported and a valuable member of a team. Management created an atmosphere of collaboration that was visible and gave comfort doing your job in day to day activities.
Daily schedule of fun after office hours. Massage, yoga and other well being seminars are readily available.
Project Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Surmont--Anzac Alberta Canada – 8 June 2017
I love working with Conoco Phillips Canada at Surmont. Facilities are perfect specially the camp facilities. The camp is complete with amenities for relaxation after work. It is just like home without the family.The safety culture is exceptional. And the people are all very nice to work with.
Free camp, food, fly-in and fly out, free service trucks, free coverall and jackets.
Great people and culture, but shaky future with O&G price influence
Operations Excellence Specialist, Field Based (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 30 April 2017
Great people to work with! Interesting work, challenging and rewarding. I worked in the field at Surmont, and it was the best place I have ever worked in my entire career. Regrettably, many people have been laid off during the downturn in O&G prices.
HSE Advisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 April 2017
If I needed work I would go back to this company, there was not much in the way for support from the top in a few critical aspects of the company. Expectations were very high to fill in when needed on your days off and the work life balance was tilted heavily to the work side of things.
B-pressure welder / Pipefitter Foreman (Former Employee) – Anzac, AB – 28 February 2017
This workplace had no typical day . I learned many new things about pipe fitting on this job , after I was promoted to pipe fitter foreman . As a foreman my people management skills were refined by my superiors . Safety was the main workplace culture with this job . Learning the paper work was the most difficult part of the job . The people i worked with was the most enjoyable aspect of the job .
Administrative Support (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 February 2017
- worked with a great team of people; - best salary I ever got from any company and benefits were great too - you really need to sell yourself in order to be promoted; be prepared to put yourself out there and be noticed for the work you do if you want to get ahead
Positive team environment
Instability of the industry doesn't guarantee you long term job
Good work environment. Excellent people to work with
Heavy oil operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 17 February 2017
Good operational support and access to materials and services to meet operational mandates. Well run company that did not have the rigid corporate culture that one would expect in a such a large corporation.