Great place to gain experience and connect with diverse business professionals
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 7 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.
Scaffolder (Former Employee) – Base plant – 11 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.
B Pressure Welder/Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 7 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. .
Challenging, diverse work, good benefits
Nepotism, buddy and neighbor favoritism, (geographic)
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) – Mildred Lake, AB – 27 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.
Office assistant (Former Employee) – Namdeb – 30 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