Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. instrument tech

    Current Employee - Superintendent in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of work, many upgrades at prsent

    Cons

    Camp facilities are not to date


  2. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good compensation with regards to experience

    Cons

    Somewhat restrictive in terms of obtaining approval for use of certain software, procedure may take too long


  3. Company is good but managers don't understand technologies and quite stubborn

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company overall is quite good. It provides max of 15% annual salary of stock shares as a benefit.

    Cons

    As a software developer, it's not quite a pleasant place to work though. Managers don't know much about tech. The believe stick in one language VB (before) and VB.net now, and one suck framework (Meremortal) would save their world. Most code are a mess. The framework is very hard to learn and use, wasting a lot time. Managers will kill any creative idea. The software architect is just inter-media level in OOP and design pattern, and quite stubborn too. Anyway managers believe in him. Many developers here are very junior in real skill level, though they might be considered as senior. Business analysts are even worse, many of them are transferred from non-IT background (as company want people to grow, on the other side, not a bad thing for employee personally), and have little software/database knowledge. So if you just want to get salary and benefit, it's good place. But if you want to do something nicely, no, it's not the place.

    Advice to Management

    Employ less politicians, more professionals. Let tech people do their thing.


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  5. Hard work, good for learning, poor compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start a career and learn about the oil and gas industry. Friendly workplace, some opportunities for development. If you have an excellent work ethic, you can work quite independently.

    Cons

    Poor place to advance as a woman. Compensation is below average for many positions, not based on performance. "Live to work" not "work to live"

    Advice to Management

    Need to spend time and effort developing manager skills. Could lead to better morale and creativity and continuing improvement initiatives.

    Canadian Natural Resources Response

    Mar 13, 2015 – Human Resources Team

    Thank you for taking the time to review Canadian Natural on Glassdoor, we value feedback from all current and former employees. It is concerning to us that you felt Canadian Natural did not offer ... More


  6. Used to be a very good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary as compared with the markete

    Cons

    no respect for the employees

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen and respect your employee


  7. Oil and Gas Behemoth

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    Current Employee - Field Operator in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Field Operator in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of personal freedom, goals and expectations are clearly defined. Opportunities to learn are many. Educational development is encouraged.

    Cons

    Wages and benefits are low to medium compared to peers. Shift flexibility is poor compared to peers. Very large company with traditional hierarchy which is frustrating. Much top down decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up the old boys network. Remove dead wood. Change up ways of doing things. More open to newer ideas regarding shifts and field procedures. Use technology more effectively at field level.


  8. Good company.

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    Current Employee - Supply Management Professional in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supply Management Professional in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Canadian Natural is a good place to start your carreer. It is still developing which will give you lots of opportunities to improve. It has generous vacations time and it provides a secured job.

    Cons

    There is no standard practice accross the company. One division may execute the project with totally different approach than others. But this is expected as the company is still growing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Coop Engineer Student

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    Current Employee - Coop Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Coop Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, people are nice, good training.

    Cons

    bad HR, only 4 flights offered in 8 month coop term.


  10. Good people to work for

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    Former Employee - Field Operator in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Field Operator in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Oppurtunities to move up, good salary, learning from their mistake

    Cons

    Cheap company, paying for past mistakes, low annaul bonuses, far from town

    Advice to Management

    Need to fix the mistakes made in a poorly built upgrader.


  11. Helpful (1)

    mail clerk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and good perks

    Cons

    low salary and small chances to move up



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