Canadian Natural Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    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)

    I worked at Canadian Natural full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great learning experience for students.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - As a student you get to perform a wide range of field work and work on your own projects.
    - You receive great safety training before you go up to the field.
    - All co-workers are very friendly and always make time to answer questions.
    - Good work life balance.
    - Fridays off during the summer.

    Cons

    No complaints at all, this is a great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees are shareholders

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    Former Employee - Business Analysis  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analysis in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Natural full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stock options on hiring are good. Salaries and benefits are reasonable. Staff are kept busy, and the more you're willing to do, the more you'll be given.

    Cons

    Many of the roles are narrow and deep. Therefore staff get bored and tend to change jobs every few years. It is a command and control company, with the standard share of bullies in management. It is a big company trying to operate like a small one - sometimes it works and frequently causes unnecessary problems.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    mail clerk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural

    Pros

    good benefits and good perks

    Cons

    low salary and small chances to move up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed my work there, given a lot more responsibility and experience than what other companies offer.

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    Former Employee - Relief Operator  in  Bonnyville, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Relief Operator in Bonnyville, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good pay, lots of experience, helpful coworkers

    Cons

    some parts weren't organized well (lack of communication from management), somewhat of a "redneck" culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication to ground level employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great people!

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Coordinator  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Regulatory Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Natural full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well managed and one of the best energy companies in the country. Working at CNRL is a good start for a career. The company is positioned to do very well in the future.

    Cons

    Demand to work at CNRL is high. The interview process is lengthy, but overall, it is worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lean & mean company

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

    I have been working at Canadian Natural full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    less layers of management and more productivity
    cost is the main factor

    Cons

    safety is not the prime focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance is getting worse. Most of employees are overwhelmed with work. bonus structure is very bad and discouraging

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Canadian natural for 2 years

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Give entry level employees a chance to gain knowledge and experience in the oil and gas industry.
    Good benefits and stock options.
    Pretty good company culture.

    Cons

    At times you can feel like a number
    Need more ways to foster opportunities and growth for employees within company.

    Recommends
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    A very good opportunity for a student to gain field experience.

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    Former Employee - Relief Operator  in  Fox Creek, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Relief Operator in Fox Creek, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Early and thorough safety training: First Aid, H2S, Safe Driving, ATV, WHMIS, TDG, Site Supervisor.
    If you proved the ability and attitude to work safely, you gained some autonomy.
    Amiable and knowledgeable co-workers answered all questions.
    Other operators and mechanics were good to work with.
    Overtime.

    Cons

    Some safety administration took a back seat to production.
    Movement of personnel within the company meant that I had to assume full operator responsibilities early.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Marketing and Finance Intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing and Finance Intern  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing and Finance Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. They take time and effort in order to ensure personal and group success. Great relaxing and yet effective business environment. Everyone runs an 'open' door policy, makes asking other co-workers for help very easy.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with young talent recruit to maintain good reputation among students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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