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Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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Canadian Natural Resources President Steve W. Laut
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Pros
  • Fly-in fly-out option allows employees to live in Edmonton/Calgary while working in Fort McMurray (in 8 reviews)

  • Excellent Savings Plan, Good stock options (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Sweat shop mentality, little connection to the final project, do your job and don't question anything and no flexible work hours (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours (10-12 hr days when operating) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Good pay with good company

    Cons

    Good hours good balance good


  2. "Long time employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company gave the opportunity to work for a long time.

    Cons

    You will be fired after 17 years of good work when 5 years left to the pension.

    Advice to Management

    Need to revise the policy. Keep the experience people !!! It saves you money.

  3. "Great Compensation, company mission statement is empty words truly a low cost producer."

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    Current Employee - Heavy Duty Mechanic in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Heavy Duty Mechanic in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great compensation (savings plan is second to none)
    -Opportunity for advancement
    -Great people
    -Job Stability
    -Growing company with great prospects for improvement with the right management decisions.

    Cons

    - Management closed minded to trying different and or new "industry proven and accepted" processes, and implementing new technologies for better efficiency's.
    - Very little happens in a timely fashion when it comes to problem solving and acquiring needed materials and tools to complete jobs in a safe and efficient manner.

    Advice to Management

    -Open mindedness is an asset in a growing company and occasional loosening the purse can save allot of time and money, not to mention employee sanity.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Good company as a coop student

    Cons

    Hard to become a permanent employee


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Competitive environment , Good Opportunity to grow .

    Cons

    Fluctuating Oil Price , Remote location


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Bonuses and stocks are generous. Lots of opportunity to learn from dbm stage through construction and closeout.

    Cons

    Terrible project execution strategy, very poor communication from project, construction and engineering managers. Strategy of firing contractors throughout engineering and construction has detrimental effects on the project.

    Advice to Management

    Have project managers attend more training


  7. "No Support for Growing Your Career in IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Good Health and Benefits package

    Cons

    After having been there for several years and not being able to get BA career training approved, I told my manager that I was thinking of moving on. He tried to trick me into staying by deliberately lying to me, telling me that he was going to work on transitioning me into an open BA position - there were no open positions.

  8. "CNRL is a well run company especially for its size"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A well managed company with lots of talent throughout. It is a 'no frills' environment - they don't waste money trying to look good. Salaries are middle of the road, stock compensation used to be great. The expectations to deliver work on time are high, and that makes it rewarding. You expect to work hard here, and because of that the company is lean and doesn't do massive layoffs when times are tough. It is really a company you can be proud to work for overall.

    Cons

    This is a 'command and control' organization. Management sticks together and supports each other - even when they're wrong. HR clearly works for management(as in most companies) and won't help the front line staff in issues with bad bosses. There are more than the regular share of bullies in management. Some are cleared out after a few years, others have been there forever. Take care to research the dept you are going into before accepting a job.
    The hiring process is not quick.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work on fiscal responsibility, but work on a 'kinder, gentler' work environment.


  9. "Projects Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Projects Coordinator
    Current Employee - Projects Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Quick Decision Making
    Cost focused approach

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower end of the spectrum
    Hard to find opportunities to grow


  10. "Firefighter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Great company, very well managed

    Cons

    the location is in Fort Mcmurray

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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