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Suncor Reviews

Updated February 23, 2018
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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. Helpful (1)

    "scaffold assembly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Inglewood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Inglewood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Suncor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment.great benifits.lots of ways to earn extra money.staff is great to work with.plenty of work.

    Cons

    alot
     of turnarounds.not enough overtime


  2. "10 years and going"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Commerce City, CO
    Current Employee - Operations in Commerce City, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, people. They quit micro managing everyone, that's nice. They really work on getting us off when needed.

    Cons

    Management doesnt know if they are coming or going it seems. When big decisions need to be made it takes forever or never.

    Advice to Management

    It seems the risk matrix is not geared toward personal safety. Using terms like once in a thousand, 10 thousand, 100000 years when it happened last week.

  3. "Senior Technical Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Advisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Advisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Health and Time off, Positive work environment, supportive leadership

    Cons

    Big Company, redundant paperwork, silo structure


  4. "Senior Executive Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive Administrator/Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Administrator/Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company. Many opportunities for growth. Had the opportunity to work for the best!

    Cons

    No cons. Company is both great to their employees and to the community.

    Advice to Management

    Best company I have worked for!

    Suncor Response

    Jan 12, 2017 – Senior Advisor, Recruitment Marketing

    Thanks for leaving your review - this is great to hear!


  5. "Set up to fail"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Superior, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Superior, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits...

    Cons

    There is a 'if you don't like it, there's the door' mentality and environment. There is a lot of 'corporate' sabotage among the managers and supervisors due to this environment. Everyone is out for themselves which thrives in this environment.

    Advice to Management

    Look deep into your upper management and see who has a history of this.. just ask the workers.. they will tell you..


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Changes are needed with Turnaround Group and Maintenance Department"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Commerce City, CO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Commerce City, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    "Safety first" is stressed at all levels. Good pay and benefits. If you are in the right department with good leadership, you can expand your knowledge and experience tremendously.

    Cons

    Too many managers at US refinery(mainly Canadian), still voice the safety first motto, but push production before all else. Little concern over working people long hours or under adverse conditions. Safety incidents are not reported or falsified to ensure manager bonuses. Starting to fade from the work/life balance, and expectiing folks to work longer hours. Promotion and hiring of unqualified or incompotent leaders, becuase they don't question authority and have low moral value.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Takes Care of Employees"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Reporting up to Canadian HQ makes US office seem removed from being involved.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be."

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    Current Employee - Refinery Maintenance in Commerce City, CO
    Current Employee - Refinery Maintenance in Commerce City, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gaining experience. You can take good lessons of what not to do. There are some good people scattered throughout the facility.

    Cons

    There are no training or advancement programs. The influx of multiple managers has everyone job scared and hesitant to make decisions. Hiring and promotions are based on favoritism. There is rampant discrimination at the U.S. refinery.

    Advice to Management

    Address the double standard where management or those favored by management are not held to the same level of expectations. Stop sending managers southbound that apply tyrannical methods and try to intimidate subordinates.


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  10. "Great Benefits, Professional Development Opportunities"

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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 Suncor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High value placed on employees who want to make a contribution through continuous improvements
    Good salary & benefits

    Cons

    A lot of work with continued downsizing


  11. "Insincere and disrespectful Senior Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Director in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits
    Some very talented and well intentioned employees
    Large size and diverse businesses provide some good personal growth opportunities

    Cons

    Senior Leadership has no respect for employees and do not live up to their espoused values in terms of people. Very quick to let employees go when things get tough, tend to fire more employees than necessary then rehire younger, less experienced and less expensive replacements. Frequent practitioners of ageism and have a well earned reputation for providing departing employees with less than competitive severance packages.

    Advice to Management

    Remember you actually have “people” working there, not just FTEs. Show some respect and treat your “people” the way you have arranged to treat yourselves especially when it comes to making “people” oriented staffing decisions. Not all employees over 55 are looking to leave and when they do perhaps you should make it easier and fairer, like you have done for yourselves.


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