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Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

Updated 8 December, 2017
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Pros
  • Fly-in fly-out option allows employees to live in Edmonton/Calgary while working in Fort McMurray (in 8 reviews)

  • Excellent Savings Plan, Good stock options (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Low retention of students to full time jobs (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours (10-12 hr days when operating) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, poor compensation and wage reviews"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable work environment, good group. Great stock option matching program and good benefits.

    Cons

    Even though your job duties increase and skill level increases your salary only decreases...

    Advice to Management

    3-year wage freeze / salary reduction should be re-evaluated if employees job duties change significantly.


  2. "Application Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Christmas Break , Fridays off July-Aug, Stock options

    Cons

    No room for advancement


  3. "Environmental Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to grow and gain experience. I respect the way the company operates and believe we do follow the mission statement.

    Cons

    Understaffed. Zero compensation increase for position changes and added responsibilities. This has led to poor morale for years.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "its just okay"

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Piping Designer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Intermediate Piping Designer in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    big company, lots of work and stability

    Cons

    people are not nice at all

    Advice to Management

    change them all


  6. "Not as "fun" as their mission statement says they are"

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

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent job security.

    Cons

    No support, poor communication, poor leadership, rigid processes, lack of proactive or strategic thinking, lack of respect.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Stop making excuses. Stop running your company like it is still 1992.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Long time employment"

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

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company gave the opportunity to work for a long time.

    Cons

    You will be fired after 17 years of good work when 5 years left to the pension.

    Advice to Management

    Need to revise the policy. Keep the experience people !!! It saves you money.


  8. "Great Compensation, company mission statement is empty words truly a low cost producer."

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    Current Employee - Heavy Duty Mechanic in Fort McMurray, AB
    Current Employee - Heavy Duty Mechanic in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great compensation (savings plan is second to none)
    -Opportunity for advancement
    -Great people
    -Job Stability
    -Growing company with great prospects for improvement with the right management decisions.

    Cons

    - Management closed minded to trying different and or new "industry proven and accepted" processes, and implementing new technologies for better efficiency's.
    - Very little happens in a timely fashion when it comes to problem solving and acquiring needed materials and tools to complete jobs in a safe and efficient manner.

    Advice to Management

    -Open mindedness is an asset in a growing company and occasional loosening the purse can save allot of time and money, not to mention employee sanity.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Good company as a coop student

    Cons

    Hard to become a permanent employee


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Competitive environment , Good Opportunity to grow .

    Cons

    Fluctuating Oil Price , Remote location


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Bonuses and stocks are generous. Lots of opportunity to learn from dbm stage through construction and closeout.

    Cons

    Terrible project execution strategy, very poor communication from project, construction and engineering managers. Strategy of firing contractors throughout engineering and construction has detrimental effects on the project.

    Advice to Management

    Have project managers attend more training


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