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Solid employment for those who want to progress only so far.

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Spent over a decade with this company. The vast majority of the people are great. Gained valuable experience over the years, but unless you're a local or friends with high management, you're permitted to advance only so high. To put it in other words, if you're happy with progressing only so far, this is a fantastic place to work. Apply if you're content with operating equipment for thirty years. The work-life balance is first-rate. There is the stability of employment aspect. Plenty of knowledge to take in through the years. For the work, the income is above average. As an operator, the union setting is that of a typical nature. If or when you advance, you will be in the role of supervision, which is a more "disposable" function. It's possible that you'll be allowed to stay. It's possible that you won't be allowed to. Some have been punished in order to serve as a warning to others or to cover up for managerial faults. The politics are thick and quite disappointing.


Good Income; Stability; Experience; Benefits


Advancement is Limited to a Select Group
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A company that productive and safe work place.

Enjoy working with management and hourly workers on site for a safe and productive way to get desired results. Suncor provides people with the ability to step out of their comfort zones to help with ways to effectively do this


Great company to work for.


Long hours
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Great pay, good life/work balance. very lacking for advancement opportunities, frontline management is of very poor quality, completely hinder all aspirations for advancement or movement.
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productive , well organized

projects are generally well organized , fast paced environment . Very good safety culture .Training is available for many aspects of the environments worked in .Excellent health & welfare incentives.
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Great wages, horrible shift work 3days, 3nights,

Great wages, the 3days,3nights shift work is the worst thing about the job. Your body is always in a sense of transition between days and night. Always starting your 6 days off coming off of nights. Very hard on your body and not good for your health.
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Excellent Pay Excellent Organization of People

Very organized and structured. flexibility with schedules and mutuals, using banked stat days. Very supportive training department. Room for growth and training with other pieces of equipment with pay raises.
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Good place to work I would go back tomorow

Typical union position, if your supervisor doesn't like you you are gone like is my case I loved working for suncor hopefuly I will get my job back .
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enjoyed the 6 and 6 schedule.Safety First

Decent work environment,Safe place to work and build a future for your family.Many different equipment opportunities for experience and skill building.
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Good for the Money

Suncor is a decent place to work as a Heavy Equipment Operator. The shift is 6 days on, 6 days off, and you still start with just over 3 weeks paid vacation. They have lots of rules and protocols, but that increases the safety. No one pushes you to work fast or harder since that could cause an accident.




Northern Alberta Canada
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Big company with opportunity if you want it.

Good management, good technical process of work and staff will do its best to implement company standards by prioritizing safety is at top priority. Will Support families by conducting family day with safe administration and management, good process of work and HR staff are very co-operative.
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Good money

Good job with good pay and benifits, outside mostly. lots of over time, far away from mountains, not alot of stuff to do. not much time after work, MAnagment of companys are good
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Horrible place to work

Everyone was out to take one another job or to get you fired. Never had any support from peers. Leadership was very poor or nonexistent. Would never work there again.


Days off


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Open pit mining

Suncor has a very thorough training program and safety is the number one priority. The schedule is 3 days 3 nights and 6 off. I learned a lot but the schedule was not desirable for me as we were always coming off of night shift.
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good company

i real like suncor energy the company is wall balance and treat their employee with respect and rewarded them with good compassion.i real recommend the suncor to anyone that wish to work in oil sends .
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Good place to work

It's a good place to work the shift rotation is 6 on 6 off with lots of overtime if you want it and the pay is good it's a very being a fireman you have to be on your toes at all times
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Good employer.

I really enjoy working at Suncor. It is a good company to work for with an excellent safety culture. Pay and benefits are top notch. Highly recomended.
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Very high paying job.

Long days, shift work is tough. Workplace is the best. Very hard on the body. Very safety senesitve job and at sometimes scaru.




Long hours, shift work
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Great company!

Safety oriented top 100 companies in Canada to work for. Great training and equipment progressive training. 6 six hour shifts work cycle. Hardest part of the Job was adjusting for night shifts. Most enjoyable aspect was great employee atmosphere.


High Wages


Distance from Ontario where family resided
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Great company to work for

Suncor treat their employees well, benefits are second to none but living in Fort Mac, most people don't like. We lived in Timberlea and it work a good area to live in, wee didn't frequent bars either so never ran into the trouble you always hear about.
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Great group of co-workers with same goals in mind.

A great group of guys on my shift that could be always counted on for advice and assistance making it an environment that we could gain experience and knowledge together and grow as a team. The shifts of 6 days on and 6 days off with options of paying or trading days with trusted sufficiently experienced operators on other shifts in order to manipulate off time for very flexible home and family life was excellent. This makes up for being away from home as a commuter or the almost 15 hours per day that was required to get to site, work the 12 hour shift, and return to home or rental accommodations. Unfortunately management doesn't seem to have the operators best interests as the best operators and employees are only treated as good as the less competent being punished and restricted as group when one employee is solely responsible for an incident. I know as management a certain prerogative is to be achieved but employees should be treated on a more personal level. I don't think anyone should be treated special but for management not being able to single out employees that have been hired with absolutely no experience and might not have the skills it will take for the position and to keep them on is creating an unsafe weak link that could ultimately result in an incident that will affect another employees family and wellbeing for the rest of their lives.


Work schedule, great group of co-workers, pretty much family


Managment style
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productive place to work

union so training was based on seniority rather then the need. there were shift leagues for sports so that provided a sense of normalcy in the life. there were many employee benefits


transportation provided to and from work


buses usually didn't have heat or ac when needed
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Based on 889 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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