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Suncor Calgary Reviews

Updated July 30, 2017
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Calgary, AB, Canada Area (Canada)

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  • Caveat: higher paying companies probably will sacrifice the work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Location not ideal in Fort McMurray (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suncor as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Suncor staff are amazing people to work with

    Cons

    Most jobs are contract companies only


  2. "Project"

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

    I have been working at Suncor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company with amazing leadership.

    Cons

    No cons for this company

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Suncor Energy"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well managed, and safety conscious.

    Cons

    Hit hard by low oil prices


  4. "Good place but not perfect"

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

    I have been working at Suncor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people and challenging work. Used to be more opportunities but since the oil price crash it's been a lot less.

    Cons

    Politics in leadership and work life balance if you're ambitious. Expect to work like no hours and you will need to spend a stint in site operations to get ahead


  5. "Suncor Communications"

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

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, projects and tasks are fairly interesting.

    Cons

    Managers with managers and directors and supervisors, hard to tell from day to day what direction the company is going.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten out the management structure.


  6. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good experience for a keen engineer. Various leadership allows you to grow with minimal supervision. The overall performance expectations are high, driving excellence in everything you do.

    Life balance is great if you make the time to go to the gym in the downtown building, and lots of opportunities to volunteer and give back time and money to various charities.

    Great people. Some people can be lemons so stay clear if you can or learn how to work with those who are a bit less empathetic.

    Hours are generally flexible depending on your boss.

    Cons

    Company does not encourage your growth. You can only grow yourself and you need to be good friends with your boss before they allow you to apply elsewhere.

    Pay is not as outrageous as other petrochemical companies - so if you want more moolah go to another international form. Bonus is only competitive if you get a strong or excellent testing that year.

    Company parties are scattered and different teams get different benefits in regards to golf tournaments or Christmas parties. Company wide parties typically lack overall excitement. I.e. christmas party get your gift and food and get out.


  7. "Suncor - ex employee"

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

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong business strategy and integrated model.

    Cons

    High G&A led to job cuts.

  8. "analyst"

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

    Pros

    good pay. friendly people, many opportunities

    Cons

    slow pace, many meetings and reporting

    Advice to Management

    need think out of box


  9. "Excellent Organization"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Suncor part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture and extremely flexible and understanding employer

    Cons

    Volatile industry, ended up being taken over


  10. "Career Experience"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation, good hours, great people, career advancement

    Cons

    huge company so making a difference is difficult. some waste. Lots of change at present.

    Advice to Management

    Start obtaining people leaders and not technical experts.


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