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Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

Updated 13 October, 2018
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Pros
  • "Fly in fly out from Edmonton or Calgary" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Stock options and savings plan are excellent" (in 16 reviews)

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

  • "Mostly from a lack of communication and insight" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "An important Observation"

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

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love working for this Company. Proud to be an employee.

    Cons

    Service groups impede efforts. It’s frustrating and there is a lack of collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Support the teams that build assets and get rid of the non performers.


  2. "Geologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and good share policy

    Cons

    Bad pension scheme, limited career progression opportunities

  3. "Mine engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive salary

    Cons

    Not a friendly environment to work


  4. "Great people!"

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    Current Employee - Safety Technician in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Safety Technician in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement is fair and mentioned often.

    Cons

    Outdated computers and software!


  5. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of travel and great benefits to the job, meet lots of people

    Cons

    Travel long distances for sites

    Advice to Management

    Keep local


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A place for hard-workers"

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

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have some great colleagues who know their stuff.

    Cons

    CNRL is so cost-focused that supervisors and managers don't have management backing to do performance management on low-performers out of fear they won't be allowed to refill the position! CNRL 'brags' about not doing layoffs, which is great, but there is a lot of deadwood at times.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your supervisors and informal leaders; they know more than you realize!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not a happy place anymore"

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    Current Employee - Field Worker in Fort McMurray, AB
    Current Employee - Field Worker in Fort McMurray, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fly in fly out from Edmonton or Calgary

    Cons

    Low wages for long hours, lowest in the industry
    No compensation for awful travel time (frequent delays, flight cancellations, overbooked flights)
    Front-line workers incredibly under valued
    Production over safety and people

    Advice to Management

    You're going to lose a lot of good employees from Albian Sands. Your big salaries and bonuses come at the expense of those you keep down. I don't understand how you can treat so poorly and sleep at night. Every "cost" you cut and money you give back to your precious shareholders comes at the expense of those with their boots on the ground. I work in the field and I'm genuinely worried, we don't work with pride anymore or feel good about what we do. I have never been so mistreated or undervalued as an employee since CNRL bought Albian out. My advice to you, although I doubt you care, is to come to site for a week. Cram yourself into our tiny camp rooms, eat our salty overcooked food, sit in the cab of a hot D11 dozer for 12 hours. Get yelled at by team leads because production is low, be delayed by 4 hours trying to get home to your family. Put yourself in our boots and maybe you will have some empathy.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Stock options, hire on options

    Cons

    flat org structure and no increases in pay for promotions


  9. "Business Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Business is well run and very competitive in the peer group.

    Strong operations and cost focus is refreshing.

    Cons

    Soft on managing individual under-performance in some areas and low salaries do not attract highest quality. Strong leadership offsets this by keeping low performers in check.


  10. "CNRL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Safe during downturns with no mass layoffs

    Cons

    Low Salaries, just a number


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