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Suncor Reviews in Calgary, AB

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
72 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is supported by everyone (in 12 reviews)

  • Increasing opportunities for advancement (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work-life balance parity between teams within a function (in 8 reviews)

  • Relatively smaller community if up in Fort McMurray but worth expereince and salary (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    I was proud to be an employee of Suncor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Suncor

    Pros

    Large company, lots of opportunities and good company to work in

    Cons

    It is sometimes hard to keep up with the constant changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great time at Suncor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Applications Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Applications Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Suncor as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I recently completed a year's contract at Suncor in the Non-SAP Applications group. I had been rehired for 2015 when I was let go due to the oil price. I enjoyed my time at Suncor - interesting work and great people to work with.

    Cons

    The only con was that they let me go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could you please consider offering contractors a rate reduction , rather than terminating the contract, when the economy takes a dip again.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice work environment, depending on the team you work with.

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

    I worked at Suncor

    Pros

    Great work environment for IT guys as you will have good exposure.

    Cons

    There seems to be clique especially within the Telus Onsite Team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Burnt out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Many departments to move around. Good career advancement if your manager does not block you.

    Cons

    Too many team leads and mid level manager. reorg every 2 years. Too many people sitting around not doing a whole lot, while many people do all the work for the same pay. People throw you under the bus to make themselves look better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to front line worker (the ones who actually do the work) and stop promoting brown nosers without real skills to be team lead/manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A big company with a lot of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Suncor's the largest company in Canada, very stable and compensation is great. There is interesting work if you're willing to get your hands dirty and try something new. Suncor has great work/life balance and there is opportunity to grow but you have to find it for yourself.

    Cons

    The company is still going through a lot of growing pains...
    - processes are difficult, unestablished and hard to follow
    - the company is on a journey to "operational excellence" but it's not well understood by the employees and management isn't walking the walk
    - there's a lot of grey area when it comes to accountability and performance management
    - there's a lot of duplicate work and working in siloes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to spend more time on clearly defining work expectiations and accountabilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hands-on experience as co-op student but lack of direction

    Former Intern - Engineer Co-op Student in Sundre, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Engineer Co-op Student in Sundre, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Provided with a lot of training and environment provided ample opportunity for hands-on experience in field location. Supportive coworkers and good salary. Coworkers always willing to answer questions and reinforcing safety procedures.

    Cons

    Lack of guidance or direction from the top and difficult communication at times. Seemed very top heavy at times. Access to learning resources difficult and could benefit from a better link between field locations and head office for co-op students.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Plenty of Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Performance Analyst, Co-op in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Performance Analyst, Co-op in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Approachable management and colleagues
    Competitive Pay
    Opportunities to learn and advance

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Constant Change
    Lack of top talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more incentives to top-performers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Big company with lots of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Finance in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Suncor full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Stability & Benefits
    Great culture , nice peers

    Cons

    Not really find any yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very dependent on the group

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Pays well and structured advancement

    Cons

    It can be very bureaucratic and there is a lot of make-work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Business Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - IS Business Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Really busy with many opportunities.

    Cons

    work can be too demanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice. they are experienced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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