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www.cnrl.com
Calgary, AB (Canada)
5001 to 10000 employees
1989
Company - Public (CNQ)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Husky Energy, Nexen, Suncor
Canadian Natural is one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world. The Company continually targets cost effective alternatives to develop our portfolio of projects and to deliver our defined growth plan, thereby creating value for shareholders ... Read more

Mission: We strive to live through our mission statement: "To develop people to work together to create value for the Company's shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity." As a leading oil and gas producer, our diverse ... Read more

Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

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Canadian Natural Resources President Steve W. Laut
Steve W. Laut
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  • "Supply Management - The future not so clearly defined"

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    Former Employee - Supply Management Professional in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supply Management Professional in Calgary, AB (Canada)
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    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, Christmas week off, Fridays off in July / August. Stock Purchase Plan is a great way to save up money for retirement.

    Cons

    Slow adopter of IT - often projects go to IT and die. Silo approach between the Business Areas, Accounting, Finance etc. This causes waste in the processes and causes finger pointing. The driver culture that existed 5 - 10 years ago is fading, now it's a "what can the company do for me" which is sad. The Allan fireside chats are missed. Office environment is closed door - with low collaboration among employees.

    Advice to Management

    I spent five years at Canadian Natural - there's a lot of empowerment and the ability to move as quick as you want. This is great and allows you to get a lot done at the ground level - but things get stuck in the politics of senior level (Director / VP) leaders politicking and peacocking to defend what's important to them, not what's best for the company in working together. Eventually the value of the idea is eroded and a skeleton is put into process leaving the company worse off. My advice is to stop bringing in consultants to lead the organization - they only want experience to pad their resumes so they can take on partner roles elsewhere. Develop those that live the culture and want to see the company grow and succeed .

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Canadian Natural Resources Interviews

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    Interview

    Applied online through CNRL's career site in late May for the September work term (8 months). Received a phone call about three weeks later from HR Recruiter to set up an phone interview with the department manager and supervisor who I would be working with. Questions were all behavioral based.

    Interview Questions

    • - What do you know about CNRL? Why do you want to work here?
      - What are your strengths/weaknesses?
      - Tell me about a time you set a goal for yourself and how you went about achieving it
      - Where do you see yourself 3-5 years from now?
      - When was a time you had a problem with a team member/co-worker? How did you resolve it?
      - When was a time you were under pressure/faced a tight schedule and what did you do?  
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Canadian Natural Resources Awards & Accolades

  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

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