Suncor

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Excellent company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Suncor full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Easy to move-up in if you have any kind of motivation, engagement or think in a proactive manner

Cons

Sink or Swim environment, don't count on someone holding our hna.d

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    unhealthy, unpleasant culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Suncor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    pay
    many of the people, but unfortunately not the majority

    Cons

    culture - unprofessional, rude, disrespectful, people are afraid to tell the boss the truth. So projects are done unsafely, run way over budget, and the only person surprised is the boss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the values you state. Make examples of people who do not live the values, especially senior management. Don't reward last minute heroism. Reward smart, long term planning and thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Large company with lots of issues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Training Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Suncor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, lots of vacation/time off, if you get in with the right people you can sail on to retirement with little work

    Cons

    Management only cares about impressing those above so they can climb the corporate ladder; you get ahead by who you know not what you do; leaders are clueless as to what subordinates actually do; leaders don't treat all team members equally; development goals are useless as you are forced to put down what your leader wants you to develop and not what you actually want to develop; leaders/mgrs will stop you from moving within the company if they don't want you to leave the dept even if it's on your development goals; some depts will hold employees to staying 2 yrs while other depts will allow you to move in less time which clearly shows which managers genuinely care about supporting their people and not hindering development; very heavy workload and no recognition for extra effort; lots of lip service with little action/things take way too long to change/progress/be completed; technology is 5 years behind other oil and gas companies; hardly any training to do your job; job description is not what the job actually is; HR provides no support if you need it; money is allocated to wrong areas and therefore wasted; managers often make decisions based on their opinions and don't consult the people who may may truly know better; lack of synergy across the company; overall way too many politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight. There are a lot of managers/directors who spend too much time in meetings and not doing any real work. A good leader leads from the bottom up, not the top down. Managers need to care more about their subordinates and stop focusing on themselves. Listen to what your people are saying as they know the job, you don't. Try actually talking to your team to find out what they need to do their jobs, what they want to develop and where they want to go with their career. Learn what is needed to motivate your people to want to do the best work they can. Things need to change significantly in order to keep good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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