Suncor Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Techincal Servives/Engineering Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Co-workers are generally quite friendly and helpful when you need to ask for assist.

    -Company is big on training. If you are looking to further advance your skills, you will have access to a variety training both in-house and external.

    -Great place to gain experience as an EIT or intermediate level Engineer. Advancing to and past the senior can be quite difficult.

    -Pay and benefits are on par with other major operating companies within the sector.

    Cons

    -Company is constantly under a continuous state of organization change. As a result, it can be rather difficult as the business objectives seem to be constantly changing.

    -Company has an excessively large middle management section. At the Director/Manger/Front Line Leader levels, the ratio of management to employee ratio appears quite high in comparison to other companies. As result, there is a great deal of micro-management. This style of management does not work well given that many of the members are professional engineers capable of work independently with minimum supervision.

    -People at Director, Manager, and Front Line levels very often lack the necessary leadership skills (mainly interpersonal and communication). This level of management seems to use the “I’m the Boss” style of management rather than promoting a collaborative team atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Senior level management should re-evaluate their needs for mid-level management. Better screening processes should be in place to ensure managers in these levels can be effective in supporting a collaborative team atmosphere and driving real results.


  2. Suncor Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Suncor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great wage, good people, nice working environment.

    Cons

    Poor direction from Director level. High level strategy well thought out, but poorly translated to the working level. Latest round of redundancies necessary, but poorly thought out. Too many buzz words thrown about without understanding the basics.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate of getting the basics right and sticking to OEMS!


  3. Travel Coordinator

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

    I worked at Suncor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great pay
    - Supportive work environment

    Cons

    I am satisfy with this company


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  5. Application support

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Suncor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Management sometime confused due to not sufficient information provided to them.


  6. Job opportunities and compensation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Suncor

    Pros

    Flexibility, Opportunities, Compensation, Developing Skills

    Cons

    Politics, Long days, High stress


  7. One of the best PMO

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

    I worked at Suncor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well organized PMO, great people to work with
    Well developed methodologies and processes
    Good working relationships between PMO and other departments

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning, except some politic between Calgary office and Southern Ontario office which was a residual effect after the merger

    Advice to Management

    Continue to draw synergy among different groups and maintain the high standards
    Allow employees to focus on their assignments and completed their tasks.


  8. The work is interesting but the end justifies the means. If you get the results, does not matter how you got there.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Suncor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offers great opportunity for young grads to gain experience

    Cons

    Moving up the ladder depends on who you know

    Advice to Management

    None. The company is successful so they must be doing the right things


  9. Great company to get experience.

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

    I worked at Suncor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Emphasis on work / life balance - sometimes too focused on the life side
    Excellent salary and benefits
    Great Colleagues, great teamwork
    "Safety is your first priority"

    Cons

    Leads are more interested in "empire building" instead of keeping staff busy
    Management is too focused on Calgary
    Poor planning / very reactionary
    Little room for growth

    Advice to Management

    You need to plan for fluctuations in commodity prices. Mass layoffs is not the way to go.


  10. Not enough focus on people. Let go in 2015.

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

    I have been working at Suncor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary reasonable, great colleagues, people working for each other

    Cons

    Little support for personal development
    Too Calgary focussed
    Too much politics and hangers-on


  11. nice place to stay

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

    I have been working at Suncor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good culture, nice people and great salary

    Cons

    it is not high pace, and not challenge enough



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