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Updated Jul 11, 2019

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Pros
  • "good pay, positive working environment, good team(in 79 reviews)

  • "great people, great pay, benefits are good and pension is decent(in 65 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very competitive atmosphere, work-life balance poor(in 26 reviews)

  • "Fort McMurray is not that great(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Need to treat Fort McMurray differently

      Apr 24, 2019 - Engineering in Fort McMurray, AB
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      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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    2. 5.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Rating Suncor as an Employer

      Jul 11, 2019 - Senior CAD Technician in Fort McMurray, AB
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      Pros

      It's one of the biggest Oil Producing company in the world based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

      Cons

      it's up North of Alberta, a very cold place if I may say.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good opportunities in a Great company facing growth pains

      Sep 27, 2008 - Manager in Fort McMurray, AB
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      Pros

      1. Safety focus-- job # 1 a key value 2. Great people with collegial work environment and largely honest, open culture 3. Great work opportunities--solving problems and making an impact 4. Exposure to Senior management ( GMs, Directors, Vice President all the way to SVP, EVP) 5. Company adopts suggestions and ideas and actually recognises the person who made them 6. Rapid growth leads to promotion and lots of career flexibility 7. Good benefits--17 PTOs, Health insurance and benefit plans even if Cash compensation is slightly below oil sands average 8 Flexibility and training generosity--company will pay for professional designations and management courses with few questions asked as long as your supervisor/manager is along

      Cons

      1. Very long hours-due to rapid growth and staffing shortage 2. screwed up SAP implementation leading to lots of problems, over work in figuring out financial information, EHS and other stats 3. Fort McMurray sucks as a place to live---sky high housing costs, lousy place to date if you are a single guy, transient population 4. Employees being poached by competitors and contractors--high employee turnover due to Oil sands boom. I have had to train so many green people from the Martimes and Immigrants only to lose them to turnover or other departments 5. Weak HR department a major impediment to Suncor's growth plans

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Canadian Oil Sands complex projects and operations

      Feb 22, 2019 - Project Controls Analyst in Fort McMurray, AB
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      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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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Process Engineering co-op

      Sep 18, 2015 - Process Engineering COOP in Fort McMurray, AB
      Recommend
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      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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    6. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      One of the best places in Canada to work for (as a co-op)

      Jun 9, 2014 - Electrical Engineering Co-Op Student in Fort McMurray, AB
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      Pros

      Working at Suncor (in Fort McMurray) has always been a pleasure. They paid extremely well. By that i mean they paid me more than what an entry level engineer makes anywhere in Canada. They paid for my apartment as well as relocation. They stress on development of their coops. It is not like other paid internships where you just show up at work and get paid without any significant contribution. All co-ops are living in the same building, so it is quite fun. I'll remember this work term forever at Suncor.

      Cons

      really hard to say this, but sometimes it was difficult to work outside in Cold.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Great co-op learning experience

      Feb 22, 2015 - Engineer Co-op Student in Fort McMurray, AB
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      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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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Co-op student

      Dec 10, 2014 -  in Fort McMurray, AB
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      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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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Electrical EIT

      Feb 5, 2018 - Electrical EIT in Fort McMurray, AB
      Recommend
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      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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    10. 5.0
      Current Intern, more than 1 year

      An overall great company to work for that allowed me to get hands-on engineering experience.

      Jan 20, 2014 - Engineering Student in Fort McMurray, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you do your internship in Fort McMurray, your living expenses are paid for and you are housed in a co-op building (two bedroom condos). Also, transportation to the base plant is done through Diversified buses that run from right outside the co-op building. Corporate culture is great, pay is great, and everyone is helpful and nice!

      Cons

      It does take a while to get to the main site (transportation).

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