excellent work/life balance with little job security or advancement
Project Manager (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – April 25, 2015
Pros: good compensation
Cons: complex relationship
Suncor is a wealthy company due to it vast oil resources. Its management style is not matching its pace required for its further development. Senior management tends to use various systems to manage this monster organization. That caused lower work efficiency and less human interaction. The senior management doesn't really know what is going on with the working level.
Automotive and Impulse Buy Intern (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – August 12, 2014
Pros: great pay, good development opportunities
Cons: office politics, lack of innovation
After completing a marketing internship with Suncor, I found that I learned a lot about in-store promotions and merchandising, but the company itself is struggling with being innovative in terms of its marketing compared to its competitors.
(Lead Hand) and Dispatch and equipement operator (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, AB – August 7, 2014
go to work, do the job, go home learned production and oil sands technology, hardest part of the job- did not find it difficult most enjoyable- consistent employment worked well with management and co workers
great workplace to learn, friendly and comfortable environment
Process Student (Former Employee), fort macmurray – August 7, 2014
- The first thing in the morning for a work day is to check the email for any new updates on any projects I was handling,then I prioritize my activities for the week. - The development of Oil Sands, how extraction and upgrading of Oil Sands bitumen works in the plants -Our department has a very strong management, the team is well organized and the work is fairly distributed to each co-worker - My co-workers were very friendly and were willing to help when I encountered problems] -handling multiple projects at the same time， required a lot of knowledge and background information about the plants -The most enjoyable part of the job is I got to meet with different people from different groups and learned new knowledge about the plants from them
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee), williams – July 28, 2014
Heat trace inspection with the megger. Mainly ensure that cable earth conductors do not pass through any toroidal at the instrument cable for the glanding cable. Operating the JLG to access to electrical equipment. Grounding cable for new building. Termination of the cable for the junction box. Type and install core marks for the cable termination. I learnt how to communicate well in the company. And learnt the company culture. I like to work the company again.
Contract - Document Control Administrator (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – July 24, 2014
I was covering for a vacation leave for an administrative assistant at Suncor however, there was not enough work to keep me busy so I enquired and received work from the Document Management group. I was happy to take on the task and have a wonderful reference letter from them.
QA Coordinator Firebag (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, AB – May 23, 2014
Pros: inspiration and rewards
Cons: long hours
Suncor taught us the fundamental importance of safety in all activities and how we could excel at our work while maintaining the pace that construction gave us. Interacting with all groups and at all levels of management gave us the insight we needed to act as a team.