Excellent company to work with as it offered safe and inviting atmosphere
Autonomous Improvement Specialist (Extraction) (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 23 December 2016
Suncor was an excellent company to work for and the only reason I chose to leave was to stay at home to raise my 2 sons when one on one for a couple of years. Suncor offered to expand on my skill set by training me in the field of CI and lean. I found both my managers to be supportive and encouraging in my skill development and opportunities for growth. I worked with a great group of individuals and stay in close contact with them to this day. The hardest part of the job was infact leaving the company and the role.
Ability to affect the companies ability to achieve its goals
Good company with promising future but mid-level leaders are not great people managers
HR Specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 December 2016
The experience I gained here was great! It is a company with a promising future. To fulfill this potential, they should work on their mid-level leadership (Directors and Managers). Senior leaders at the Executive level sound like they know what they are doing - but many of the Mid-level leaders at Suncor are not good at people leadership. Too much micro-management and favoritism. Approval process is one of the worst I have ever experienced - takes forever to get work done in the corporate office.
Enjoyment of the role depends on the group you're in
Process Technical, Engineer In Training (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 January 2017
The company is too variable in the way it's organized. If you are an engineer in training, how much you are developed really depends on your team. I had one role with great teammates and manager that wanted me to be confident in the work I was producing. In another role, I worked 60+ hours a week in a high pressure job that I wasn't well supported in. In that role I had many different groups giving me work, so there was no recognition around how much work I was actually doing. These were both considered "equivalent roles" by the company which they definitely weren't.
No continuity between groups leads to poor company culture
Well managed and positioned company with great people
Project Controls Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 August 2016
Overall, Suncor was a great company to work for. I felt the senior management was very transparent and honest during a considerably difficult time for the oil and gas industry.
I had an incredible team of very smart individuals to work with and my lead as well as my manager were people I admire and respect. They really pushed my colleagues and I to constantly progress and expand our knowledge base with the expectation of career advancement.
Highly recommend this company.
Great people, culture, work/life balance and compensation
Conflicting desires between groups, reactive responses
Heavy Equipment Operator/Trainer (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 11 December 2016
Suncor treat their employees well, benefits are second to none but living in Fort Mac, most people don't like. We lived in Timberlea and it work a good area to live in, wee didn't frequent bars either so never ran into the trouble you always hear about.
Senior Planner & Scheduler / Maintenance Scheduler (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 17 January 2017
Great place to develop your career They are so far the best company I have ever worked for! Management is transparent and shares high-level goals and company changes; they're accessible, and want to see employees succeed. Feedback from managers is a balance of constructive criticism and insight into your strengths, and provides clear direction on how to continue to develop.
Exciting working environment, constantly learning, positive management, very successful company
Shift Supervisor / Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 December 2016
good place to work .. gives a lot of experience and learning for retail management it is a great learning opportunity for store management like stock taking / inventory management / sales promotions and serving the local neighborhood / community.
good environment / meeting new customers every day
Maintenance Welder (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 16 October 2016
-A typical day consisted of: getting to work, having your morning meeting to go over any safety issues and be given work for the day and the off to start your task. The day would progress with working with your crew or on your own depending on the task. You would have to give updates as necessary on how it was going and when jobs are complete let supervision know as well as any necessary quality control and complete necessary paperwork. - I learned many areas of the extraction plant and how the process worked. -Management was always available and easy and good to talk to. -All of my co-workers were great top work with and very friendly. -The hardest part of the job was just at first learning all the new areas and the people who run them as it is a very big site. But that did not take long to overcome. -The most enjoyable part of the job was working with all the friendly people.
Safety Consultant- Contractor (Former Employee) – Fort Hills – 23 November 2016
My experience is as a contractor working for the GC in secondary extraction. There is little to no job security in this position. Project HR needs are heavily effected by current budget goals. Companies are working with fewer employees. Nepotism and friend of friend process regarding hiring outside contractors is industry standard.