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not bad if you like living in Fort McMurray
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB15 January 2019
the plant is okay to work at. It is kind of dirty and the equipment is getting old and outdated. the people are okay and the wages are good.tthe traffic is a bit congested going to work as well
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A beacon for the Fort McMurray community
Process Operator Co-Op Student (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB12 October 2018
Great job and even better benefits and workers. I wish I could get hired on after my schooling. My experience was as a co-op student, but it was amazing nonetheless.
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Top 50 Employer
POWER ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Utilities7 September 2018
Syncrude is a top employer for a reason, they take care of their people. Many opportunities for advancement. Unfortunately, housing is very over priced and it's a 4 hour drive to the nearest city.
Pros
Good wage
Cons
Location
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Great place to gain experience and connect with diverse business professionals
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB7 September 2018
Gained great insight on the processes and policies in producing bitumen.
The openness to utilize the staff as resources for information made the learning transition much shorter than expected enabling new hires to show productivity in a shorter time frame.
Management is very easy to deal with. Open door policy puts to bed any concerns or questions.
Pros
relaxed atmosphere
Cons
busing
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Great Company to work with
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB26 March 2018
Syncrude is a great company to work with.

The benefit a good, life/work balance is reasonable and retirement plan is one of the best.

Calgary office and Site culture and atmosphere is different though
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Negative environment and unhealthy behavior
Scaffolder (Former Employee) –  Base plant11 March 2018
People who are working directly for syncrude does not treat well contractors. Funny part is washrooms in some buildings are strictly for syncrude employees (not sure which era these guys are living) cause excuse that outsiders are stealing their stuff from their locker rooms. Really??? Biggest lie. If they found that you are contractor very few of them will be pleased to talk with you nicely. Some leaders in plant area have mentality of owning syncrude which is not good. They will talk with you very rudely and if you try to respond they will show their power of being syncrude employees. Worst place to work at as a contractor. Thank fully got better job outside of site and do not need to think about this worst place.
Pros
Can not find it
Cons
Very rude people with boss mentality
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Not for new immigrants
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Fort mcmurray10 March 2018
I worked there for couple of years in the maintenance department. Micro managed and frontline management is racist from new foundland. Worst place among oil sands team players.
Pros
Close to town
Cons
Thin pipes cause explosions
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Once was a good company
B Pressure Welder/Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB7 March 2018
Recent economy downturn and company ownership changes have destroyed what was once a GREAT company. I enjoyed the best of times from 1983 to 2002, then things went downhill fast. I went back as a contractor and saw many unhappy people there but the company butt kissers all did okay. I am glad I got out when I did. .
Pros
Challenging, diverse work, good benefits
Cons
Nepotism, buddy and neighbor favoritism, (geographic)
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productive and fun
Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB19 January 2018
An amazing and progressive experience. Great
people and environment. also hardworking- No hard
parts be
cause I loved e
very minute and
built relationships
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safe place to work
MILLWRIGHT, INTERPRO TECHNICAL SERVICES (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB10 January 2018
will happily work there again. knowledge base of plant operators and contacts made working there very easy. camps provided were clean and food was good.
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A lot of silly rules
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Mildred Lake, AB27 September 2017
Must be willing to look down on others once you receive your orange helmet. NEVER give respect to contractors!(as a orange helmet your just naturally better) disown friends you may have had that are still contractors, and brag about the money you make!
Still there unfortunately but trying to get out !! People aren't likely to hire you once they know you work here they assume you have the same poor attitude.
Pros
Money
Cons
The rest
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Used and learned new skills
Power Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB15 June 2017
Great company to work for. Ability to use my existing skills in Power Engineering . Great team work and ability new learn new skills. Enjoyed new challenges daily
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construction worl
Electrician and Instrumentation Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB1 June 2017
electrical equipment and panel installation, terminating and commissioning, maintainence, instrument calibration, operating equipment, pre-commissioning and start-up.
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Productive and fun
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB3 March 2017
What I learned mostly Canadian culture, team working, trust each other, keep the confidential, being well organized, making freindship
Pros
Shuttle
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the crew is good
Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB17 February 2017
the crew at syncrude are very good too work with good formen the jobs are good and the orther operators are good and working on syncrude .driving roll off and lugger trucks
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not happy
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB23 January 2017
they don't believe in family values and there is a lot behind the scenes the public doesn't see and they don't help when tyou ask fort it
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Place ok to work
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB29 October 2016
Hours doesn't work for me and long ride on site. It's a very good job for stabilization and benefits. Different shift and hours available. Training available
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A great work envioment,safety
"B" Pressure Welder (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB18 March 2016
long hours of work,also free time to use rec.facility .able to use welding skills of different welding process ,call for more information.
Pros
good food
Cons
none
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Great place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB6 February 2016
Gave me lots of great experience!! Would of definitely gone back if it wasn't so far from town. Lack of childcare for my toddler.
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Team work to accomplish organisation objictives
Office assistant (Former Employee) –  Namdeb30 December 2015
I Work on various tasks and projects, anything from preparing meeting, assisting with . Constant communication flow, meetings, organizing events, calendar management, routing phone calls contacting team members for deliverable , running reports
Pros
team work and healthy enveironment
Cons
unpropriate working enviroment
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