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It is a good company.
Document Control Focal/ Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 June 2018
Organization is good, allowing for short approval paths.

Build some internal opportunity pathways to improve employee self improvement motivation. Allow us to become leaders of technology, not force us to be leaders in the board room. Engage current employees to learn what they can give, instead of seeking it from outside.
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Productive work with excellent people.
Long Range Mine Planning Student (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 June 2018
CNRL runs a lean and mean machine and there is no shortage of work. But you are surrounded by excellent people, and good management support. Growth and advancement is welcome. Great company.
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Good Place, good work environment
Contract Field Operator (Former Employee) –  Bonnyville, AB18 June 2018
worked for CNRL through a contractor for almost a year as a Field operator. It was a great learning experience as this was my first experience working in the oil and gas sector.
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Great experience
Summer Student (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 June 2018
Working at Canadian Natural was a great experience. I learned a lot of new skills around data management and administrative tasks. Everyone was friendly and willing to help.
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Cheap company
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Wood Buffalo, AB3 June 2018
CNRL is a cheap company, They take a dollar from the employees to save themselves a dime and make things as hard as possible on there employees, no pension, and the benifits are not that good, managment and the managment system is a joke.
Pros
None
Cons
Cnrl
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Down to earth people easy to work with
Document Controller (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 May 2018
In general is a very good company, Good culture and environement, normal issues with coworkers can happen as anywhere else. Due to the downturn salaries aren't the best
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Very co-operative Team
Wellsite Geology Consultant (Former Employee) –  Wellsite Geology Consultant25 May 2018
Well-versed team working for CNRL. To work together for the financial benefits of company's shareholders by doing it right with dedication and hard working.
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Challenging Work and Great Co-workers
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB20 May 2018
This company will allows you to spread your wings which is great for learning and seeing new experiences. On the other hand this company doesn't acknowledge professional development nor does it recompense your achievements. The great coworkers is one of main reason to join/stay around
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fun place to work
Field Operator (Former Employee) –  Elk Point, AB7 May 2018
not much job security. excellent place to work. enjoyed the people and management. gained lots of knowledge. how ever too many lay offs and no room for transfers.
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Very good company
MAIL CLERK (Former Employee) –  Alberta4 May 2018
Very good company to work for. I would have loved to stay there for eve and build my career there. I shall be back! Great employees and work hours. Thank you
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Very poor culture
Operator 2 (Current Employee) –  Alberta Avenue, AB30 April 2018
Employees are treated as cannon fodder. Years of experience and knowledge count for nothing. Field level employees have little hope for advancement unless they are good friends with someone above them on the totem pole. Upper management treats employee wages as a cash pool to be lowered in order to raise money to purchase competitors.
Pros
Company Vehicle
Cons
Long hours, poor life-work balance, no input into anything from field level. Safety and Policy are driven top down.
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Nothing more than drudgery
Welder (Current Employee) –  AB14 April 2018
Management has no respect for people getting the work done.You have an employee number and that’s exactly what you’re treated like. A number, nothing more.

No home life/work balance. You’re expected to hide in a bubble on days off so you’re ready to give them a full 110 percent the next week.

Poorly organized. Management is quick to enforce rules they seemingly make up on the fly.

Only thing I’ve seen this company care about is how many barrels of oil they can produce in a day. Zero concern for assets or employees. Run it all into the round at all costs.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Disgusting managerial style, no pension to speak of, poor benefits.
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Average work place
Welder and Fabricator (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB8 April 2018
Overall it's a good place to work. CNRL is more business driven and it shows in how they manage their people.. They are not afraid to make cuts.

The major downside to this company is there is no company pension. You are invested entirely into their stocks for retirement... Stocks of an oil and gas company in a world that is advancing towards greener technology every year.
Pros
It's a job
Cons
No company pension
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great place to work
Journeyman Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB2 April 2018
two week shifts
11-12 hour days
pipefitter apprenticeship on the tools learning and working
safety first
early morning starts
the friends you make at work
Pros
great work place
Cons
working away from home
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Good work/life balance with 7 on 7 off shift
Plant Operator (Current Employee) –  Bonnyville, AB1 April 2018
Good work/life balance with 7 on 7 off shift, work is good, management could use an overhaul. co workers are good, its all who you know and who you're buddies with though.
Pros
7 on 7 off
Cons
management
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Potentially begin a good company to work for.
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 February 2018
I was contracted out to CNRL for 1 year, which they cancelled after 9 months, due to the manager not being able to pull the group together, and run a department.
Pros
Staff Friendly, Free refreshments
Cons
Not having the right people in the right positions
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Good training but management was tough
Shift Engineer /Control Room Operator (Former Employee) –  British Columbia13 February 2018
Good personal growth but the retirement plan was not good. Stock options would have been okay if the was a value growth, but up and down didn't generate any real value for employees unless they could afford to purchase them. even then there wasn't much change in value.
Pros
good shift
Cons
No pension
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Excellent Company
Facilities Development Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 February 2018
CNRL is a great company. Management is excellent not many layer s & work environment is very productive . Cost is the main focus.Work life balance can be seen in professional work life
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Great place to Learn new skills
Production Field Lead Battery Operator (Current Employee) –  Wabasca, AB31 January 2018
Taught me all the skills needed to survive in the oil industry. Kept their promise about no layoffs during the recent down turn. Some areas of the company are better than others.
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Supply Management Support Services Student (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 January 2018
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Company culture was great. Very flat organization distribution. Team was easy to get along with, communication was great. Very mentor-like organization
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