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Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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Canadian Natural Resources President Steve W. Laut
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Pros
  • Fly in Fly out job and good camps at Horizon (in 7 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 company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Production Operations Supervisor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Production Operations Supervisor in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mean what they say, Take safety very seriously. Solid induction gave a great intro to the company.

    Cons

    called themselves a Low cost operator and they lived by it. Although have worked with companies since who were pretty comparable spending wise despite a bigger balance sheet


  2. "Good Company but not many opportunites for growth in IS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    - Good Benefits
    - Good people to work with.

    Cons

    - Management do not give employees feedback
    - Business and IS Management does not value the work that the IS group does.

    Advice to Management

    Try to develop your employees a little, and value the work that they do.


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    "Supply Management Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Savings Plan, Good stock options. Every Friday off in month of July.

    Cons

    too much work. unqualified leads/managers. too many approvals from upper management before any work can proceed

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the director


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  5. "Awesome place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator, Projects in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Coordinator, Projects in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Multinatioan and multicultural
    Good atomosphere
    Very supportive management
    very Secure company with great opportunities for growth
    work and life balance

    Cons

    No Comments
    All at CNRL is good.


  6. "Great Organization and to cultivate your career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was fortunate to work with great team leaders that know the industry, their specific roll within the industry and how to leverage the assets they are responsible for extremely well.
    If you have the chance to work there for 6 or more years, and are lucky to be involved with a good group, the lessons and the way they conduct business will help your career immensely and is considered an asset to other companies.

    Cons

    Some people can get frustrated with the lack of movement within a group.

    It may seem difficult to progress your career.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to keep the culture as it is actually. Stay true to the mission statement, and keep to your strengths. The only advice would be to encourage employees to take education courses. Have them take it outside their department. Have Business Development take P.Eng courses and P.Eng's take Business Development.


  7. "CNRL"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid well. Four ten hour work days.

    Cons

    Team lead micromanager. Long ride to and from work.

    Advice to Management

    Unsure


  8. "Not too bad of a company enjoyed my time here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    -Didn't do any layoffs in downturn
    -Some great peers so much so that I can't find them in any other company since
    -More pros definitely then cons and this company is well positioned for the future I owe a lot of my wealth to CNRL stock

    Cons

    -Pay below average but not too too bad
    -Some nepotism you get ahead based on who you are related to but you can crack this code with some strong networking skills
    -Avoid certain groups! When interviewing always ask why the position is available take note of groups with high turnover there is a reason why there is such high turnover.
    -I've experienced the worst and the best Managers at CNRL. The worst are still there so much to a point that they had the audacity to openly issue threats to me in a one on one meeting if the iPhone existed during my time here I could have recorded the conversation and taken them to court.

    Advice to Management

    Some groups in particular need a re-haul. Employees are not honest during exit interviews because they don't want to burn any bridges. Groups with high turnover ask yourself why? Here is a reason some of the worst Managers I've met in my life terrible human beings using tyranny to keep there employees. Good luck with that even in a downturn people will leave. Coming from a family with no oil and gas connections I don't appreciate the nepotism, sure some employees hired were qualified but when you see them promoted with no postings you ask yourself why?. I really miss the Alan Markin era in this company I feel like the culture took a downfall with his exit.


  9. "CNRL"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Had company shares that you could cash in on yearly including a signing bonus.

    Cons

    Was very clicky and meetings could end up being personal when they should be business.

    Advice to Management

    I feel it's best to choose employees based on their abilities and not because you know them. Maybe work is not the place to let personal things get in the way of business.


  10. "Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Operator in Valleyview, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Contract Operator in Valleyview, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Balance work and family life. Decent pay but still well below any other company.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Lots of cut backs and wage decreases. Maybe it was just my foreman. Had zero respect for your concerns. Forced away overtime. Camp was absolutely terrible. No Internet. Bring your own food and have to cook it. Shared bathrooms. Clean up behind other people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  11. "good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Power Engineer
    Current Employee - Power Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary, lots of time off

    Cons

    being away from home living in camp



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