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Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2019

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Found 219 reviews

2.9
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47%
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74%
Approve of CEO
Steve W. Laut
105 Ratings
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  • "Food options in camp are a bit of a hit & miss (so a few ppl do bring their own food); there was no progression matrix set up for admins in early 2016(in 13 reviews)

  • "I know that in CNRL Canada, they work seriously and me I do better my tasks in order to reach the main goal of the employer(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    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

    Canadian Natural Resources2017-09-09
  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay!

    Cons

    Vacation not as good as it could be...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work..a canadian O&G company that we can be proud of.

    Canadian Natural Resources2019-06-02
  3. "Good pay, constant change"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Fort McMurray, AB

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Poor front-line management and poor middle management. Constant change (and improvement) but still lacking structure

    Canadian Natural Resources2019-05-31
  4. "Corporate Slave"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Stock matching program is good

      Cons

      Stock prices are very roller coaster

      Advice to Management

      Listen to what front line wants. Stop cheaping out on capital expense and spending so much on opex.

      Canadian Natural Resources2019-05-29
    • "Worst Company in the Industry"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

      Pros

      FIFO program and camps on site

      Cons

      - Company tried to artificially devalue certain positions by cutting wages drastically during the oil price crash - No real ethics - No foresight to the future, or being more self reliant. This company has the largest lease but is still heavily reliant on oil price to make money. - Upper-Management and VPs all live on nepotism and approve promotions on a basis other than merit. Avoid this company at all costs, its...

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      Canadian Natural Resources2019-05-17
    • "Coordinator"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

      Pros

      Secure job, company policy is to avoid major lay offs

      Cons

      Big company with small mentality. It feels like a mamas & papas shop No career progression. There are people doing the same job for the last 10 years

      Advice to Management

      Invest on career progression Stop micro managing

      Canadian Natural Resources2019-05-08
    • "Avoid"

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      Former Employee - Geotechnical Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Share scheme and holiday

      Cons

      Terrible management and absent bonus system with no transparency. Zero career progression. Management reserved for old white men who mange through bullying tactics. Openly sexist with a boys club vibe.

      Advice to Management

      Employ some younger more dynamic individuals and give them the power to override the dinosaurs there.

      Canadian Natural Resources2019-05-27
    • "Independent o&g company"

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      Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB

      I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Company share savings plan

      Cons

      Big company, can get lost in the shuffle

      Canadian Natural Resources2019-04-03
    • Helpful (5)

      "Engineer in Training"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

      Pros

      - FIFO - decent camps - high performing company - lots of learning opportunities I would stay far away from this company unless it is your absolute only employment option.

      Cons

      - lowest pay for the industry - long hours required - cost cutting and targets prioritized over safety - very unethical managers who treat employees very poorly if they don't fall in line - HR has no morals and will not help employees (they are doing their jobs - they are there to cover for the company and do damage control) - management loves to spout off the slogan "doing it right with fun and integrity..." but...

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      Advice to Management

      The lack of morals in management, low compensatiom (for the industry), and large amount of younger talent leaving will catch up with the company if things aren't improved. But of course you will make every effort to squeeze value (and life) out of your employees as much as you can get away with.

      Canadian Natural Resources2019-04-30
    • Helpful (1)

      "Camp And Flights"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

        Pros

        Camp was great Flights Pay was good

        Cons

        Complete lack of safety culture Zero future foresight

        Canadian Natural Resources2019-04-05
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