Petro-Canada
3.6 of 5 34 reviews
www.petro-canada.ca Calgary, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 15, 2014

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40% Approve of the CEO

Petro-Canada President & CEO Suncor Energy Richard L. George

Richard L. George

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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challenging,exciting, rewarding, stimulating

Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Petro-Canada full-time for more than 10 years

Proscompensation, teamwork, intelligent colleagues, financial stability

Conspolitics,slow-moving,somewhat bureaucratic, work/life balance, no consequences for under-performance

Advice to Senior Managementkeep it up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hard worker, dedicated and problem solvinb

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Petro-Canada full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFull time job and good communication with customers

ConsBad customers and poor management

Advice to Senior ManagementTo manage the job in more professional way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was OK before Suncor took over.

Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Petro-Canada full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere was not opportunity to grow

ConsIT department was outsourced to HP and they are bringing people straight from India. Well Canadians keep loosing their jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are good but careless about your development.

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Good working atmosphere about 5 months from August 2013 to December 2013

Guest Service Associate (Former Employee)
Sarnia, ON (Canada)

I worked at Petro-Canada part-time for more than 5 years

ProsFrequent customer interaction, good working atmosphere

ConsBusy every time and frequent over night job

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Great for multi-taskers and socially focused people, negative interactions with management.

Gas Station Attendant (Current Employee)
Halifax, NS (Canada)

I have been working at Petro-Canada full-time for less than a year

ProsLots of hours available, fast-paced dynamic environment. A good atmosphere to learn multi-tasking and time management skills. This is mostly an average retail job.

ConsManagement was unsupportive during training. Expectations were unclear and questions were rudely responded to, creating a hostile environment for a new employee. The manager would also talk poorly of other employees behind their back while training me. Obviously this only applied to the location I worked at, your mileage with a different manager may vary.

Most of the shift was worked alone and this became a problem during long rushes when I was unable to take bathroom breaks, and would be dangerous late at night. End-of-shift paperwork took much longer than the 15 minutes paid while attending to customers, and any time over that was unpaid. Minimum wage, but this is average for an entry-level position in this region.

You also have to say "my pleasure" after every transaction, which is really awkward. Customers can be challenging, but that is true of any retail job. Upselling is also a large part of the job, which is understandable as it increases profits, but can upset busy customers who just want to get their gas and leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementStore managers definitely require an assistant manager to handle the workload, this might have prevented some of the problems I encountered interacting with management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good job for in between jobs or school.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Petro-Canada full-time

ProsMeeting locals, Fast paced, Upbeat employees

ConsWage, Unhappy customers, Constantly standing

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coop student

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Petro-Canada

Prosgreat work environment, great ppl and nice pay!

Conscould be busy at times

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyed my position, the team and work environment.

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Petro-Canada full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe Senior Manager of the department was people oriented, encouraged peoples strenths, and created good morale and a positive work environment for the team. Good advancement opportunities.

ConsIn the 5 years of my employment there were 2 rounds of layoffs and a departmental move that was very disruptive. After the layoffs I felt I was one person doing the work of 3 people. Lots of over time.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Petro-Canada

ProsCompensation, flex days and people, benefits

ConsHeavy bureaucracy and politics. Favoritism

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I am working here and is a great fun.

Cashier (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Petro-Canada full-time for less than a year

Proswe are provideing a great service to all our guest all day long. its a great pleasure working with a great friendly team. we try our best to make every thing simple to our customer in a friendly behaviour.

ConsPetro Point rewards is gating lesser.

Advice to Senior Managementnothing.
you guys are doing great job. May just let the minestry shop more at lest twice a month to boost up the service.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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