Canadian Natural Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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Canadian Natural President Steve W. Laut
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Pros
  • Big company with potential for stock options for permanent employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Full time employees qualify for fly in/ fly out from Calgary and Edmonton if working in Fort Mac (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • CNR has a low cost corporate culture which pervades all aspects of working there (in 3 reviews)

  • Employees are treated as sweat shop workers (in 3 reviews)

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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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Very nicely organized comapny

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    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Natural

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth and everyone works as a team!

    Cons

    None, but maybe work more on training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving more holiday

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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)

    I worked at Canadian Natural 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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    Mar 13, 2015Human Resources Team

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  5. Good company for a coop student

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    Current Intern - Supply Management in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Intern - Supply Management in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Natural as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair compensation, diverse culture, sticks to corporate value

    Cons

    coop program can be more structured

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut coop student pay and use the money to make it better

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. Business Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural

    Pros

    great place to work for. Enjoyed working for this company

    Cons

    Camps are really boring. Wish the company bought more flights for students

  7. Used to be a very good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Natural

    Pros

    good salary as compared with the markete

    Cons

    no respect for the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen and respect your employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I started as a Co-op student and before completing the 8 months term I was hired.
    The company offeres lots of opportunity to grow, good salary, Calgary office is well located and good benefits (stock)
    My manager is flexible with vacation or personal time off.

    Cons

    Sometimes its a little slow. Not too easy to climb the ladder as it is in smaller companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better planning to make sure that everybody in the team has enough work to do and responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Student Engineer

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Canadian Natural as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -relocation is easy
    -great training
    -good culture in regards to the people in general, very welcoming

    Cons

    -might be difficult moving within the company, had a high turnover rate, the safety culture might be a little lacking

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. sum

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    Current Intern - Summer Student in Elk Point, AB (Canada)
    Current Intern - Summer Student in Elk Point, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Natural as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay; lots of responsibility; easy going environment; lot of training

    Cons

    none, overtime may be little stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. I had a very inexperienced planning lead

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    Former Employee - Rotating Equipment Planner in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Rotating Equipment Planner in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Natural

    Pros

    Nice camp and fly in fly out provisions

    Cons

    Used poor method of CMMS (Exel) to plan the work orders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of poor Planning Leads, and upgrade CMMS to say SAP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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