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Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

Updated 12 January, 2019
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Canadian Natural Resources President Steve W. Laut
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Pros
  • "Fly in fly out from Edmonton or Calgary" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Stock options and savings plan are excellent" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low wages for long hours, lowest in the industry" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Sweat shop,you work hard for little career gain" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities for learning experience"

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

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company gives great opportunities to learn and develop your career. Great people and teams to work in; good work culture.

    Cons

    Much higher workload, not very easy to maintain work/ life balance


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Once ur in u r in for the long haul

    Cons

    Not as good of pay

  3. "Process Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    No layoffs even when oil went way down

    Cons

    Can be pretty cheap to employees and contractors


  4. "EIT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Great people around to work with. Fast pace work environment

    Cons

    Needs to be more front line driven like in the past


  5. "Only a stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Job security (if you consider that as a pro).

    Cons

    Under-performers are not let go, which makes it hard to find motivation or inspiration here. Everyone does the bare minimum and are waiting for the stock price to go up enough so they can cash out their stocks and retire. It's impossible to be passionate about your work/career and stay at this company while you are surrounded with people who hates their jobs and can't do anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    Get your directors trained in organizational behaviour and leadership. Extremely transactional management style won't get you through the challenging times ahead.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Application Architecture Lacks Leadership and Competency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Benefits; Strong Balance Sheet; Stock Plan

    Cons

    Application Architecture provides little value to CNRL because of a lack of architecture experience and aptitude to think and plan strategically which results in lost opportunities for the company to improve processes and reduce costs. The primary role of Application Architecture is to support developer tools which is not consistent with IT industry best practices.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "System analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Decent compensation package, benefits and RRSP matching

    Cons

    Sweat shop,you work hard for little career gain

  8. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong Balance Sheet
    Competitive Compensation in the industry
    Stock Plan

    Cons

    No Career Plan, flat organizatin

    Advice to Management

    Establish a career plan, raise the salary of the high performers


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Engineers not compensated well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Diversity of work is not there

    Cons

    No incentives to perform well


  10. "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its was really good money. You worked by yourself.

    Cons

    You have to rely on elevators to get things done. You had tight deadlines and it was very physically demanding.