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Updated Aug 18, 2019

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  • "Good Pay/Benefits (Reliability EIT in Fort McMurray)(in 58 reviews)

  • "Challenging work and great people(in 55 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Need to treat Fort McMurray differently"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Fort McMurray, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Largest energy company in Canada, laid back front line workers, mostly good people you work with. Gain great experience in oilsands. Potential for great career oppurtunitites.

    Cons

    Management always asks for more with less, unrealistic expectations. Department is too leaned out, employees are overworked as a result. Employees not fairly performance reviewed/lots of politics involved in determining raises/promotions. Company has an unofficial policy of not moving employees within Suncor out of Fort McMurray before 8 years of service in oil sands, can feel stuck in position/department and management not open to discussing career opportunities outside the region. Starting pay not as good as it used to before, can find other opportunities in more favorable cities for similar pay/benefits. Not as attractive to work in the region anymore and as a result quality of employees getting offers in Fort McMurray is declining. NO OVERTIME NEED TO WORK EXTRA ALL THE TIME

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    Suncor2019-04-25
  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.

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    Suncor2019-02-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical EIT"

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    Current Employee - Electrical EIT in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay/Benefits (Reliability EIT in Fort McMurray) Exposure to various Electrical & Instrumentation. Working with Maintenance techs and learning the field installation info to enhance technical knowledge. Opportunities to explore career development and trying different roles (subject to availability)

    Cons

    Expect lots of organizational changes due to recent cost effective decisions (low oil prices) Office politics with less emphasis for engineers on smaller sites due to more focus on Operations and profits. Leadership tend to focus on performance indicators and limiting work progress. ( Change process approvals are limited, thus putting deliverables on hold).

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    Suncor2018-02-05
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Productivity and cost savings over happiness"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor

    Pros

    Good pay and the experience looks good on a resume, housing is provided for students in fort mcmurray which is a huge cost saving and the housing is very nice.

    Cons

    In the fort mcmurray office, everyone is miserable, no one wants to communicate with you or help you with your job let alone furthering your career. Suncor places no value on employee happiness and this is very apparent. From the dirty, out of date offices to the lack of team building/corporate events, nothing about this company is about creating happier employees. Numerous full time employees are leaving and it's not hard to see why. Pay can only make up for so much when the work environment is tragic.

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    Suncor2017-05-03
  5. "Suncor Energy Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Materials Engineering Intern in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and laid back work environment. Good pay, and opportunities for overtime. Accommodation and relocation paid for. Lots of other interns for socializing.

    Cons

    Location not ideal in Fort McMurray. Long commute despite company provided shuttle bus, locking up 1.5 - 2 hours of individual time daily due to traveling. Onsite food provision needs improvement.

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    Suncor2016-10-17
  6. "Process Engineering co-op"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineering COOP in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience working as a process engineering co-op at Suncor's bitumen upgrading facility in Fort McMurray. Technical work with field experience that utilizes courses taught in university for chemical enigneering students. In my opinion no better experience can be gained in oil and gas industry, considering oil sands is always pushing the limits of production, as opposed to well established refineries and other downstream facilities.

    Cons

    Can be demanding job at times. Co-op students are given a great deal of responsibility, as well as required to have a term project (every 4 months), which they present to management, director and GM of process engineering.

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    Suncor2015-09-19
  7. "Great experience overall"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineering COOP in Fort McMurray, AB
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor for more than a year

    Pros

    The position required that I relocated to Fort Mcmurray and the company provided relocation assistance and covered the rent. The team I worked with was very welcoming and I learnt a lot. The pay was very generous too.

    Cons

    If you didn't ask for more challenging work, you were stuck doing the same thing over and over.

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    Suncor2015-09-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-op learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Engineer Co-op Student in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor for more than a year

    Pros

    - Important work - Friendly atmosphere - Housing provided (Fort McMurray) - Moving allowance provided - Daily transportation provided (Fort McMurray) - Overtime pay

    Cons

    - Not a lot of entry-level engineer positions available - Early mornings (bus to work arrives at 6:40AM) - EIT's, engineers, managers and directors move around very quickly - Retention issues (many engineers left the company during my 16-month internship) - Little employee engagement

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    Suncor2015-02-22
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Co-op student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor

    Pros

    This company definitely offers a laid-back culture, which may be a bad thing if you are a driven motivated person. There are opportunities for students to learn only if they go looking for these opportunities. The staff there is definitely smart and know their stuff. I did find a lot of "lazy" employees, as well as ones that really wanted to work.

    Cons

    No promise of full-time position after internship, unlike other oil companies. You also have to live in Fort McMurray to get some of the more interesting positions.

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    Suncor2014-12-11
  10. "Coop Student"

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    Former Employee - Engineer Co-op Student in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good training, good money, good opportunity to live in a independent life

    Cons

    working at Fort McMurray may take you 2 hours to go to work and back home

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    Suncor2014-08-31
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