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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. "Senior Technical Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "scaffold assembly"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Senior Executive Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  4. "Set up to fail"

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    • Senior Management
    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..


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you live to work, this place is for you."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Commerce City, CO
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Commerce City, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suncor as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you make the cut, and pay your dues for a few years, you can make a lifelong career at their refinery. Play the politics, make the right "friends," follow the company line, and have the intelligence, perseverance and stamina necessary.... you should be able to stay employed for life. It's an exciting place to work; you won't get bored.

    Cons

    Bait and switch on the amount of work necessary for engineers. A 60 hour work week would not be unusual for projects once funding comes through. A project engineer in the Commerce City Refinery is expected to handle 6-10 projects for turnaround periods, ranging from $500K to $4M, each. The work filters down to the discipline engineers. Turnaround, of course, requires extreme overtime. Safety is given lip service. If it costs too much to bring up to code, the cost is spread out over too many years. The question isn't "if" it will happen at this facility; it is "when".

    Advice to Management

    Stop jumping over a dollar to save a dime. Staff up your projects so all the procedures and safety reviews can be done well instead of simply getting through the gate. Revisit the bonus structure so the full time employees don't overwork the contractors to ensure quality and safe work. Pick two: fast, good, cheap. You've chosen fast and cheap.


  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. "Not what it used to be."

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    • Senior Management
    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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