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Rough start: denied access to advancement.
PRODUCTION FIELD OPERATOR (Current Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB19 February 2019
no drive time -
unsafe work environment stuck in the old ways. -
no advancement -
unapproachable management -
little to no communication -
not to par with other employees -

shift changed to support 9-5 shifts +
Have a job +?
good people just hope you get placed with the good ones. +

I have had a lot of negative experiences, But i have taken these experiences and tried to grow stronger from them.
Pros
hour lunch paid if things go right.
Cons
long hours when things break down.
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Safety is a joke
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Horizon11 February 2019
Technical Safety Department full of incompetent non-engineering staff. Provide safety reviews but do not know what they are looking at, One or two good people. others going thru the motions.
Pros
flyin flyout
Cons
Unqualified people
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5.0
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Great Company to work for.
Process / Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB29 January 2019
Great Company to work for. World class management. well managed company. Great work environment. Impliments the philosophy of working to geather. Will recommend to any body to work for this company.
Pros
Great Company to work for
Cons
Location.
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Busy, sometimes stressful environment
Turnaround Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB16 January 2019
As a Turnaround Coordinator, we are either in the planning or execution stage. Life can be hectic during the Turnarounds but very rewarding. Good relationships are established with the contractors. Safety is paramount in our industry and we act as ambassadors in the field.
Pros
Execution window busy
Cons
Slow times
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successful company; poor compensation and opportunity to advance career
Human Resources Business Partner (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB15 January 2019
poor leadership
no advancement to grow
poor compensation

strong company with good upper leadership
loyal to no layoffs
good work life balance
good office location
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Great people, slow personal growth
Surface Land Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 December 2018
Loved the culture. Was difficult to advance due to continuous on-boarding of new employees from acquisitions. A great place to start in a junior roll.
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Great Place to work
Firefighter/EMR (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB2 November 2018
The day would start by checking trucks and equipment and a morning briefing by the Platoon Chief. Here I learned different types of firefighting & Medical skills along with technical rescue training. Management here was great the helped everyone to try to advance in the careers in the direction they wanted. They were also great at following company policy's and procedures which kept most things in line.The work place culture here was great with great pay, courses and great chance for advancement. The hardest part of this job was the long hours it took about and hour and half each day to go to and from work which gave it a high turnover rate. Most jobs in industrial firefighting are great because the companies usually have high budgets so they can afford to pay a decent wage and provide excellent training.
Pros
Pay, training and advancement
Cons
Long hours and travel
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Terrible Place to Work
Scientist (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB22 October 2018
Dreaded everyday I had to work there. Bullying was the accepted norm in the team I worked in at Horizon. When I reported to senior management, they couldn't care less. I got fired without cause soon after.
Cons
Terrible Management, poor pay, no job advancement, culture of fear for minorities
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Productive place to work
Supply Management Professional-Contract Specialist (Former Employee) –  Canada, AB25 September 2018
Company has many areas of opportunity ; personnel has ways for learning and produce good results. In general, there is opportunities for improvement of procedures.
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Poor management, no structure
Natural Gas Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB13 September 2018
No incentive with poor wages and no job security, always threatened with job losses. Workload getting heavier due to cuts to service providers. Safety takes a back seat to cost.
Pros
8 and 6 shift
Cons
Everything else
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was a great place to work enjoyed my job
Production Admin (Former Employee) –  Bonnyville, AB12 September 2018
Everyday was something new . Was always learning new programs. Was nice change going into field every couple of weeks. Most of employees were always helpful when needed.
Pros
Being involved in Company events
Cons
Doing field work in -30 to -35 weather
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One of the worst Oil Companies in the market
Construction Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB8 September 2018
Never seen such a toxic work culture. Employees stick together and blame the contractors fo everything that goes wrong. Absolutely no accountability for employees. Treat contractors like second rate citizens. Doesnt matter if they are direct hire as a CNRL company representative or a subcontractor to complete field work. Most Employees apply the three "D"s if work ethic. Delegate, designate and disappear. The camp for non employees in Fort Mac is atrocious. Safety is all about Cover your buttocks and really is second to the almighty dollar. They will hire absolutely anyone that is cheap regardless of qualifications or experience. I have 25yr Oil and Gas experience and would only work here if there is nothing else.
Pros
Fly in and Fly out
Cons
Everything else in between
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Very top shelf
Control Room Operator (Current Employee) –  Fort Mackay, AB24 August 2018
I find this company very organized. They are good to there employees. The camp life is comfortable. The work schedule is very good and easy to follow. The company as a hole looks after there employees.
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Good team to work with.
Well Site Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Central Ab22 August 2018
A typical day at work would include BHP change, tubing repair, acid stimulations, polish rod changes and slickline work depending on the job.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the team was good to work with.
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Lots to learn but workload and growth can be challenging
Supply Management Analyst, Major Projects (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 August 2018
Good company that takes care of employees with good benefits. Workload can be demanding and challenging and can lead to long hours. Workplace culture is dependent on group project team assigned to.
Pros
Lots of learning opportunities
Cons
Not many opportunity to grow
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it is nice place to work.
Senior Property Accountant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 August 2018
The company gives great opportunity to learn and develop your career providing possible development courses on different aspects inside the company. .
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Have worked in CNRL, good company in canada
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB31 July 2018
Hi,couple years ago worked at Tracer,in CNRL,nice workplace They have good,management.hopefully,everything in Oregonian,people who working there have a good communication. work for them again.
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Canadian Natural is one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers
Human Resources Generalist / Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB25 July 2018
Provided strategic and operational day-to-day HR support for employees, managers, and executives, through implementing effective human resources strategies, including employee relations, relationship management, organisational planning, succession and workforce planning, talent acquisition and retention, on boarding, total compensation, change management, performance management and labour law and regulations.
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Fair Workplace
Data Entry Assistant (Former Employee) –  Downtown Calgary20 July 2018
It is a very quite workplace that all employees always focus on their jobs without interruption. People are nice and helpful whenever I asked for help.
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Oilsands workplace & culture
HEAVY EQUIPMENT PLANNER (MINING) (Current Employee) –  Alberta, Canada11 July 2018
Good place to work, salaries are fair at some locations but vary, promotions and career advancements are limited, camp accommodations provided are very nice.
Pros
camp accommodations
Cons
early travel to site
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