Syncrude Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syncrude

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

    Pros

    Good Teams formed over long time. Good cooperation between people observed.

    Cons

    Mixed messages at times from different departments...

    Advice to Management

    Better cooperation between departments needed. Big organisation with lot's of experienced profesionals shall deliver more clear structure and rules.


  2. almost fantastic

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Syncrude (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its was a great experience. Employees were welcoming and more then willing to lend a hand when i needed it.

    Cons

    Where it is. Fort McMurray is a strange place to live. With high prices and lack of options its not the best living experience.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking for a point to branch out an rotate employee to get more experience in areas they lack.


  3. best work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Syncrude full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Little too process oriented that is now being realised and assessed

    Advice to Management

    Room to increase accountability


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  5. Good for gaining necessary engineering experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Syncrude full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The learning experience is great. It's a good place for young engineers to develop careers if they like this kind of environment.

    Cons

    This is an old boys club.


  6. Disappointing company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Syncrude full-time

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

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume. World class reclamation projects.

    Cons

    Not supportive environment. Nasty people. Dirty offices almost unhygienic. Budget cuts have created too much stress to remaining workers.

    Advice to Management

    Hierarchy organization is a mess.


  7. Great Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research and Development in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research and Development in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Syncrude

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

    Pros

    Amazing work-life balance, intense work projects, lots of opportunity to do more

    Cons

    The company is based in Alberta only?

    Advice to Management

    Expansion to Ontario!


  8. Great organization needs to recognize its talent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Syncrude full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great environment friendly culture generous package great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of direction and clarity over work projects.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clarity towards vision and values to employees


  9. major projects execution

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Team Lead in Mildred Lake, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Production Team Lead in Mildred Lake, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Syncrude

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

    Pros

    offered me an opportunity to work on a world sale project in a leadership role
    was able to work with a team through construction. commissioning and start up

    Cons

    once the plant was started and ownership transferred to run plant operations i offered to move with it to provide operational training and advice to new team.
    once complete i was informed i would be moving to a new project, this did not happen and my contract was terminated

    Advice to Management

    be more honest and truthful with contract staff, i stayed to help out but to my own determent, should have been more proactive in search for next opportunity, not trusting them to honor the commitments made
    this however is the situation you place yourself in as a contractor


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stay away Professional Engineers and Geo scientists, good place for trades workers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Syncrude full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great vacation if you live in Fort McMurray and benefits, great retirement package. Good place for co-op students.

    Cons

    Min training and career growth, live in Isolated town with not much to do can become depressing at times

    Advice to Management

    65% of your staff is going to retire soon start training people


  11. Helpful (1)

    Buyer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Buyer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Syncrude full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good People, Good Benifits

    Cons

    Its Fort McMurray so thats not very good now is it

    Advice to Management

    None its hard to get people there and keep them.



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