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"Good for starters only. No growth for middle management"

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Current Employee - Confidential in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Confidential in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Easy going atmosphere
Good for starters - you get lot of work to do and end up learning a lot
Executives are approachable
Free drinks and lots of get togethers (Stampede party, Christmas parties)

Cons

Might is right culture - While executives are approachable, but they do not listen to what employees say. As an example when in a quarterly session an employee proposed for introducing 360 degree feedback, the Chairman physically turned on the stage 360 degree saying that this all he knows what 360 degree is!

Top down approach - Employees are given decisions and told to execute. No culture of innovation or egalitarianism.

Employees are expected to sweat in this sweat shop and when asked for pay are pointed towards stock-options. Employees can hardly control the stock prices as it depends on overall company performance, industry performance and economy.

Outdated system and procedures - Not sure about core operation, but support functions are hugely lacking in usage of modern IT systems and procedures. As a result, by working here for long, one doesn't get exposed to current trends in the industry and hence becomes unemployable!

Advice to Management

Stop the top-down approach, listen and act to employee's suggestions. In other words walk the talk.

Other Employee Reviews for Canadian Natural Resources

  1. "This is a good place to learn as a student."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-op Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-op Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, project's are a good way to learn the business, company is large and has a good reputation, great location in downtown Calgary

    Cons

    Some tasks can be boring, some work is not part of discipline/focus.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.


  2. "Students given real projects and treated like professionals."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Co-op Student
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-op Student
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Monday-Thursday. Good student compensation including high quality subsidized student housing. As a student, the best thing by far is the opportunity to gain real experience through meaningful contributions to real projects. People treat me like a professional, and not just "the intern". Also, free soft drinks, juice, and water from vending machines is a nice touch.

    Full time employees qualify for fly in/ fly out from Calgary and Edmonton if working in Fort Mac. Full time employees also receive great stock options. Employees are all extremely nice and very helpful.

    CNRL also seems to be more dynamic and innovative than Suncor and others.

    Cons

    I can't get any overtime. Also, just some of the same kind of bureaucracy that comes with working for any huge company.

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