Pros: perks, physical environment
Cons: culture, leadership, job security
Too bad this was my first foray into "the industry". I am glad I tried it out, but I would not return to Suncor.
Culture = very cliquey, people are promoted before they are ready, cutthroat environment, lack of trust and common decency, lack of training and openness, leaders of functional areas seem more concerned with their status and advancement – more... than with achieving a high-functioning team...
Job Security = most vacancies are filled with limited term positions, I would assume to protect the firm from risk, but this is so overused. I witnessed a real lack of commitment by leadership to their direct reports in my area. My term was cut short with no explanation... People resources are treated as expendable and as if there is no end to their supply rather than as valuable resources...
Perks = the gym/weight room in Calgary is completely awesome including the personal trainers. If Anthony is still there, he rocks! Also, there are a number of events and internal contests which can be fun if you are into those types of things. There were a number of individuals I really enjoyed working with, but I feel they would fare better elsewhere.
Physical space = quite comfy and modern even with use of cubicals. It is also quite easy to access the resources, software, etc needed to be productive. – less