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Loved Heavy equipment and the workplace culture
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB3 November 2017
I would work a 12 hour shift and it always felt like a 6 hour shift because I enjoyed the work. I got to know how to work around the large equipment and still maintain an excellent safety record. The people I worked with were very professional and management were excellent and had the operators best interest at heart while getting the daily projects completed. The hardest part of the job was when your equipment was down but I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of being there. I operated a D11, a 24H and a 797 hauler among other pieces and it was all a great experience.
Pros
Operating equipment
Cons
bad weather
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Great work enviroment
Sure flow contract cold flow plant operator (Current Employee) –  Cold Lake, AB1 November 2017
beart trap is a an enjoyable place to work at. company is good. management is ok. people are great. bennefits are great. close to lots of great communities. lost to learn and many opporutnities to advance your self
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Productive and Fun work place
Senior Production Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 October 2017
Lots of great people and probably the best managed oil company in western Canada. I learned a lot about the heavy oil side of things while working here and would go back to this company in a heartbeat if the opportunity presented itself.
Pros
The best compensation package of any oil company
Cons
Not as many opportunities for advancement
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Inefficient management
Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  Alberta29 October 2017
Procedures and responsibilities are not clear. not properly set and/or followed;
Managers with closer ties to top get their way regardless of any other factors;
Unfair distribution of rewards, initiative and efficiency is not rewarded;
Career advancement depend on your ties to management, not skills;
High demands and tight deadlines without proper support from management;
Unjust and inefficient distribution of work.
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Cnrl rocks
Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Kirby Lake, AB24 October 2017
Love working there. The last of the canadian oil companies. The stil have booze in camps. Big budjet., big projects Not a small time orginization.
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Positive
Lodge Coordinator / Q/A (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB27 September 2017
Great place to work very busy environment, learnt lots about the process of oil and how it is refined and sent to market, excellent work colleagues made some great people.
Pros
Fly in Fly out
Cons
Long hours
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CNRL is a very engaging work environment that is filled with continued challenges and rewards
Senior Engineering Technologist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 September 2017
CNRLs culture is one of entrepreneurial spirit and accountability. Very visible management presence. Strong work life balance, excellent compensation and benefits structure. Head office closed on Fridays during the summer months, as well office is also closed for the Christmas and New Years break.
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Ok place to work
Construction Coordinator, Civil (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB21 September 2017
Career advancement was very difficult unless you were favoured by the right individuals. Work ethic did not necessarily make you eligible for the favourites list
Pros
Reasonable camp facilities
Cons
Being away from home
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Challenging but very rewarding. Great place to work
Director of Recruitment and Staffing (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 September 2017
Great place to work. Management was very accepting of new ideas and allowed me to do my job. The compensation package offered by the company was outstanding. Delivering value is what the company strives for and if you delivered you are recognized and rewarded for your contributions.
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great people to work with , ok people to work for
Static / Rotating Equipment Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB10 September 2017
the people i had contact with where great people to work with , ok people to work for. great benefits and job work balance, 7/7 with 200hrs of vacation.
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Great for other fields
Maintenance supervisor (Current Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB6 September 2017
My career capped out without any chance of advancement. Learned all I know here. Very appreciative for opportunities provided.

Just want to move over to operations.
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Fast paced, high pressure environment
Materials and Services Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB22 August 2017
This is a fast paced, high pressure environment where acclomplishments are determined by keeping the Plant Unit operational when Material & Services were required immediately.
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Great place to work.
TA Execution Materials Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB17 August 2017
CNRL staff are excellent to work with and for. There is lots of room for career advancement. The facilties are some of the best places I've stayed. The flight schedule works excellent for my personal life.
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Big change from Shell
Regulatory Coordinator - Albian (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 August 2017
Our group at Shell was purchased by CNRL. It's been a big change. CNRL is still a small company at heart and runs on a small company culture. Decision making is very centralized and very fast.
Pros
Lean
Cons
Silos
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A great place to work
Laboratory Technologist (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB11 August 2017
Things are approved quickly. 7/7 schedule is very common in the industry, so having a work life balance can be tough, but still an amazing opportunity to work here.
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Canadian Natural Fast Paced
Logistics Coordinator for Shutdowns (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB1 August 2017
Canadian Natural is a faced paced and competitive company. I haven't been here long enough to give a specific review, but the company certainly seems to aim for excellence in a fun and engaging way.
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Very productive and fast paced, TEAM-oriented environment.
Parts / Warehouse Technician (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB22 July 2017
A typical day at my work is very productive and fast paced, TEAM-oriented environment. The opportunity to engage with such a variety of customers and contractors is challenging but yet so enjoyable.
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Great place to work.
Warehouse Technician/ Tool Crib- Horizon Oil Sands (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB19 July 2017
Working on 7 days on 7 days off, a great place to work and grow. Good management. A nice and safe place to work. the hardest part when you spend 10 years or more with the good company and you need a break. Its one of the most enjoyable place to work.
Pros
free flights, free food, free camp.
Cons
none.
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Close to home 2 weeks off
Operator (Current Employee) –  Fort Nelson, BC14 July 2017
Its a good job 2 weeks in 2 weeks out only a few hours from home work 10 hour days mostly by yourself witch is good and bad somedays lots of work load for one person to lool after
Pros
Close to home
Cons
Long days worked alone
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As with most of the oil and gas industry high stress and work load
Production Operator (Current Employee) –  Alberta13 July 2017
Management is tough always pushing for more production, more hours, and more commitment from field operations. Morale is low in our area. Individuals being laid off without good reason. Probably looking at the bottom line. Looking to only have yes men/women. Have not been treated this badly in my entire career.
Pros
responsible for company truck, get to move to multiple locations through out the field.
Cons
Automaton, micro managed. Not empowered.
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