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Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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2.9
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47%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Steve W. Laut
107 Ratings
Pros
  • "Stock savings plan would be great if the stock was any good(in 18 reviews)

  • "Good pay, friendly work environment(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Food options in camp are a bit of a hit & miss (so a few ppl do bring their own food); there was no progression matrix set up for admins in early 2016(in 11 reviews)

  • "I know that in CNRL Canada, they work seriously and me I do better my tasks in order to reach the main goal of the employer(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "EIT"

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    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

    Canadian Natural Resources2018-12-12
  2. "CNRL"

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Technician in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay Great shift Bonus plan

    Cons

    Camp job Lack of specific training

    Canadian Natural Resources2019-07-10
  3. "Rewarding work"

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

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work is rewarding work. The management team is great, and the savings plan is awesome.

    Cons

    Unsure of compensation (salary). Not compensated for working in the field

    Advice to Management

    Look at giving compensation if you are traveling for work

    Canadian Natural Resources2019-06-28
  4. "Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources

    Pros

    Continuous improvement mindset around production and costs Company is stable with long term plans to continue growing

    Cons

    Companies claims safety is a value, but it is not actively discussed, improved or enforced Company doesn’t value career progression Micromanagement culture, no trust on team leads and managers, there is a tight control from senior management VPs and Management Committee High turnover of professionals Low salaries makes it difficult to attract experienced candidates

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees, compensation and career progression to retain and attract top personnel Let the leads and managers do their job Implement work processes to ensure consistent and sustainable improvements in personal safety, process safety, operations and maintenance instead of relying on key people for everything Company is big enough to be considered a corporation, still managed like a mom and pop shop by few...

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    Canadian Natural Resources2019-07-09
  5. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay!

    Cons

    Vacation not as good as it could be...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work..a canadian O&G company that we can be proud of.

    Canadian Natural Resources2019-06-02
  6. "Good pay, constant change"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Fort McMurray, AB

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Poor front-line management and poor middle management. Constant change (and improvement) but still lacking structure

    Canadian Natural Resources2019-05-31
  7. "Corporate Slave"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Stock matching program is good

      Cons

      Stock prices are very roller coaster

      Advice to Management

      Listen to what front line wants. Stop cheaping out on capital expense and spending so much on opex.

      Canadian Natural Resources2019-05-29
    • "Unpaid Wages"

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

      I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      FIFO, decent camps at site, although they do not supply towels anymore, you must bring your own. Unless this is your only employment option, I would strongly suggest avoiding working for CNRL. When asking people around the industry, CNRL has a noticeably bad reputation.

      Cons

      CNRL owed me for unpaid wages, and after contacting multiple people in HR, they told me I would not be paid. I had to file with the Alberta Labour Board, and they made CNRL pay me after an investigation. Only then did I receive my remaining wages. Retirement savings is solely CNRL stock which is very risky in of itself, and the company's match has very delayed vesting periods. Employees are frequently thrown under...

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      Advice to Management

      Continuing to treat employees as expendables and a plummeting morale will eventually bring significant hardship to the company.

      Canadian Natural Resources2019-06-26
    • "Revolving door company"

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      Former Employee - Land Secretary in Calgary, AB
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Not many, pay is ok I guess

      Cons

      Too many to list, hard time retaining good employees, revolving door company

      Canadian Natural Resources2019-06-18
    • "Worst Company in the Industry"

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

      I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

      Pros

      FIFO program and camps on site

      Cons

      - Company tried to artificially devalue certain positions by cutting wages drastically during the oil price crash - No real ethics - No foresight to the future, or being more self reliant. This company has the largest lease but is still heavily reliant on oil price to make money. - Upper-Management and VPs all live on nepotism and approve promotions on a basis other than merit. Avoid this company at all costs, its...

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      Canadian Natural Resources2019-05-17
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