Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Canadian Natural Resources President Steve W. Laut
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  1. Featured Review

    Friendly work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice camp- high end, stock options offered, well compensated, work/life balance offered.

    Cons

    Away from the family for a period of time.


  2. Summer Student - Operator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    Due to the low oil prices, not very much opportunities for overtime


  3. Pathetic

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    Former Employee - Reservoir EIT in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Reservoir EIT in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I don't any pros of working here. Parties are great.

    Cons

    There is lots of politics involved. Not a great experience.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is small company with a good working environment and friendly people.

    Cons

    Majority of their value is in Canadian oil sands, becomes difficult for the company in low oil price scenario.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify asset portfolio.


  6. completions engineering position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. Lots of opportunity to get hand on experience but under micro management and direction which meant what you learnt may not be the best and up-to-date Great team social function and i only meant social function. 15% long term incentive stocks matching for 10% contribution is great and hard to beat.

    Cons

    Base salary and year end bonus is from average to under average for the heavy work load. Few years behind peers in term of trying out new technology. Very competitive working environment where superintendents look down on engineers when it comes to operational experiences and engineers don't speak highly of the sups from engineering perspectives. It is absolutely a sweat shop. Mgrs are of the old school and are afraid to try new things or things that have been tried and proven by others because they are afraid of making mistakes which could affect their year end bonus and possibly their status. If you can not swim, the team will continue to stab behind your back until you can handle no more and quit.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of micro managers, hire few more staffs to leverage the work load and give the working bees a small breathing room.


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    CNRL

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company culture and values - fun is in the mission statement

    Cons

    Although staff were told there would be no lay-offs due to the drop in oil prices, there were employees recently released.


  8. 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


  9. Good student experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Decent Pay (~27$/hr, x2 for OT) -Learn a lot about operating -Lots of responsibility (can get stressful)

    Cons

    -On call can be stressful -Long hours (10-12 hr days when operating) -As an engineering intern, would like more "engineering" experience, not only operating experience


  10. Instrumentation Specialist

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    Former Employee - Instrumentation Specialist in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Specialist in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, provision for fly-in-fly-out from Calgary and Edmonton, new camps, recreation and good food!

    Cons

    Poor work culture, poor coordination with staff and execution group, incentives depends on how good you are to your Boss and no pension. Be aware!!!


  11. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources

    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



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