Suncor Reviews in United States

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
199 Reviews

3.9
199 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is supported by everyone (in 10 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities and well managed, especially at the most senior levels (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work-life balance parity between teams within a function (in 6 reviews)

  • Relatively smaller community if up in Fort McMurray but worth expereince and salary (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Suncor is a family oriented company that aims to be environmentally conscious and maintain complete professionalism.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Suncor full-time

    Pros

    Lots of career opportunities in Canada.

    Cons

    Refinery operations sometimes include long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Changes are needed with Turnaround Group and Maintenance Department

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician  in  Commerce City, CO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Commerce City, CO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    "Safety first" is stressed at all levels. Good pay and benefits. If you are in the right department with good leadership, you can expand your knowledge and experience tremendously.

    Cons

    Too many managers at US refinery(mainly Canadian), still voice the safety first motto, but push production before all else. Little concern over working people long hours or under adverse conditions. Safety incidents are not reported or falsified to ensure manager bonuses. Starting to fade from the work/life balance, and expectiing folks to work longer hours. Promotion and hiring of unqualified or incompotent leaders, becuase they don't question authority and have low moral value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great internship overall - awesome experience to learn with good people and excellent benefits.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Suncor as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great benefits.
    -Interesting work.
    -Supporting team and management.
    -Nice people.

    Cons

    -'Silos' built by people in different departments who won't see the bigger picture.
    -Lack of understanding between teams and departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More work should be done to integrate people in the office and field to create a better overall environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you live to work, this place is for you.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Commerce City, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Commerce City, CO

    I worked at Suncor as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    If you make the cut, and pay your dues for a few years, you can make a lifelong career at their refinery. Play the politics, make the right "friends," follow the company line, and have the intelligence, perseverance and stamina necessary.... you should be able to stay employed for life. It's an exciting place to work; you won't get bored.

    Cons

    Bait and switch on the amount of work necessary for engineers. A 60 hour work week would not be unusual for projects once funding comes through. A project engineer in the Commerce City Refinery is expected to handle 6-10 projects for turnaround periods, ranging from $500K to $4M, each. The work filters down to the discipline engineers. Turnaround, of course, requires extreme overtime. Safety is given lip service. If it costs too much to bring up to code, the cost is spread out over too many years. The question isn't "if" it will happen at this facility; it is "when".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop jumping over a dollar to save a dime. Staff up your projects so all the procedures and safety reviews can be done well instead of simply getting through the gate. Revisit the bonus structure so the full time employees don't overwork the contractors to ensure quality and safe work. Pick two: fast, good, cheap. You've chosen fast and cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Takes Care of Employees

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Denver, CO

    I worked at Suncor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Reporting up to Canadian HQ makes US office seem removed from being involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SCM Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Suncor

    Pros

    fun people, young crowd, opportunities available,

    Cons

    found none. on the whole was a great experience

  8.  

    Not what it used to be.

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    Current Employee - Refinery Maintenance  in  Commerce City, CO
    Current Employee - Refinery Maintenance in Commerce City, CO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Gaining experience. You can take good lessons of what not to do. There are some good people scattered throughout the facility.

    Cons

    There are no training or advancement programs. The influx of multiple managers has everyone job scared and hesitant to make decisions. Hiring and promotions are based on favoritism. There is rampant discrimination at the U.S. refinery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the double standard where management or those favored by management are not held to the same level of expectations. Stop sending managers southbound that apply tyrannical methods and try to intimidate subordinates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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