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Suncor Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Still (even in this economy) a high compensation company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I would say hardly 15% or less people would be getting total emoluments less than $100k per year. Mostly transparent atmosphere; Good resources within the corporate teams. Benefits, amenities and support services are excellent.

    Cons

    Due to few disgruntled senior employees, real contributing employees are overlooked- quite common in large org. Org structure is still heavy on top (VP + Directors) even after restructuring. there are instances where single digit # of employees are reporting to such individuals. There is potential to reduce the cost/ waste in materials, contracts (particularly projects), employee benefits (like cell phones, benefits)...

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    Advice to Management

    There are still opportunities to optimize the organization structure by reducing the senior staff- Directors and above. I would support decentralizing the service teams further. There's room for improvement (simplifying) performance review process.

    Suncor2019-02-17
  2. "Canadian Oil Sands complex projects and operations"

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    World class projects and operations, team environment, defined processes

    Cons

    Less opportunities for growth, Fort McMurray based operations, compensation not competitive.

    Suncor2019-02-22
  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Slow to change, mid/senior management micro manage, limited authority levels

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people, let them get the work done

    Suncor2019-02-19
  4. "Senior Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation program, working on being leaders in sustainability.

    Cons

    Large organization, slow pace of progress

    Advice to Management

    Diversify asset base to weather economic fluctuations. Work on leaning out internal processes and systems to be more agile and adaptable when the economy turns.

    Suncor2019-02-07
  5. "Team Lead Enterprise Applications"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Calgary, AB
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Professional people, great benefits, opportunities for professional and personal development, advanced IT technologies

    Cons

    IT outsourcing model can benefit further improvements

    Suncor2019-02-06
  6. "Geologist"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun working environment. Enjoyed the outdoor scenery.

    Cons

    Management was very strict. Health and safety was micro-managed.

    Suncor2019-01-25
  7. "Plant Operator"

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    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and good people to work with

    Cons

    Dirty plant and overtime is drying up

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Suncor2019-01-24
  8. "Great work experience on a very knowledgable team"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Co-op in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary, excellent student community

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of work to be done by students, office morale is slightly low since the downturn and lots of spending cuts, minimal entry-level jobs available after graduation.

    Suncor2019-01-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Big company with big opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Huge opportunity for advancement if you want it and are willing to try a little and sell yourself to those around you.

    Cons

    Bloated corporate structure with all of the excessive rules, processes and inefficiencies that come along with it can be a big drain.

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate your plan to retain employees. Negative sentiment and low morale are more common than you think - almost everyone I know is planning an exit.

    Suncor2019-01-13
  10. "Sr Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Suncor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Working Environment, Opportunities for Training

    Cons

    More inclination towards management as compare to technical

    Suncor2019-01-12
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