HOUSEKEEPING & KITCHEN STAFF (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 5 March 2018
I was away from my family too long. I would do my housekeeping duties. When they were short in the kitchen, I would help out. I had to adjusted to the camp culture lifestyle. I had got hurt doing laundry.
Various-Maintenance/Reliability/Engineering (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 8 February 2018
Good company to work for. I was a Petro-Canada employee and very few concerns arose during the merger. Good transition where best practices of both were adopted. Post merger, streamlining of procedures and processes was undertaken under the Operational Excellence initiative. As in any company, there is some deadwood and there are some ineffectual managers and directors but overall senior management has a good grasp of what is required to move the company forward in these tough times.
Good pay and benefits. Challenging jobs and variety.
Reliability Engineering Internship (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 26 January 2018
Suncor was a good place to obtain industry experience as a Junior Engineer.
The tasks vary daily, which keeps the job diverse. The work culture is very dynamic, and it requires a steep learning curve for all newcomers. The team is very diverse, and is a good place to experience a wide variety of personalities in the workplace.
It is good to obtain field experience, since the plant is large, and the knowledge that is potentially obtained form it is substantial.
Excellent learning experience, both technical and professional.
I had amazing coworkers and everyday provided a new challenge
Maintenance Clerk (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 25 January 2018
A typical day at work included a lot of tasks that needed to be accomplished in a short amount of time so it was very challenging but my coworkers were very helpful with this. I learned how to use Excel in multiple contexts, I enjoyed the atmosphere working on site. Everyone was very hardworking and friendly.
Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 20 January 2018
What I learned from Suncor was also the hardest part, learning to put up with different rules due to it being a union company. Still, the most enjoyable part, was the operating of equipment and meeting new people. I found the workplace culture wasn't overly friendly. A typical day for me there was to do my work without asking too many questions because they either weren't answered or I felt dumb for asking and a few times the operators were too cranky to answer and would rather yell at me. Management,,,,
Maintenance Planner (Current Employee) – Fort Hills, AB – 18 January 2018
Sleep depravation during your shift Sink or swim culture Mangers truly lack leadership skills Human resources department does not represent the employees at all Lack of Process Fly in Fly out is the best part of working for Suncor however their bussing and charter flight scheduling is pathetic
Long hours, poor mamagement, process not followed or understood and Suncor does not keep their promises