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Canadian Natural Resources Reviews

Updated 5 April, 2019
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Pros
  • "Fly in fly out from Edmonton or Calgary" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Stock savings plan would be great if the stock was any good" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Success sometimes requires long hours and dedicated work" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Company has a sweat shop mentality" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "An important Observation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Independent o&g company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Company share savings plan

    Cons

    Big company, can get lost in the shuffle

  3. "Camp And Flights"

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

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Camp was great
    Flights
    Pay was good

    Cons

    Complete lack of safety culture
    Zero future foresight


  4. "Power engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Financial, relax atmosphere, schedule, good people

    Cons

    Integrity or lack thereof hard to ask questions


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Micromanagement Hell"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great land base.
    Stock savings plan would be great if the stock was any good.

    Cons

    Salary freeze since 2014.
    Very little support for training.
    Extreme aversion to risk stifles innovation.
    Systemic indecisiveness in management creates an infuriating amount of rework.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision.


  6. "CNRL Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Ability to move up within the company as there are many opportunities
    -Mentorship available if you seek it (depends on manager)
    -Good opportunities to learn from senior coworkers
    -One of the best corporate cultures- people are generally nice and willing to help. No toxic environment unless you dont know how to get along with people.

    Cons

    -Lack of clear path on job progression
    -Lower than average pay, will take advantage of you if they can
    -Compensation system involves a lot of stock and stock options that vest over a long period of time, were talking years..just gives us CASH, dont keep dangling that carrot! You spend money buying us shares and options, why dont you just make your employees happier by giving them cash?
    -There's no clear bonus calculation that is given to employees- no transparency at all in how this is determined! Obviously very biased based on management opinion of individual if there is no explicit method of calculating your bonus = unfair system that is likely not based on your contributions

    Advice to Management

    If you would like to retain your hard working, high-performing employees, you should be willing to work with them to keep them happy. Otherwise you only retain the lazy, less productive ones.


  7. "Good Company with Good benefits but limited career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Company has excellent benefits with lots of holidays and share options. Pension is less than other operators and bonus is split between a smaller cash option and shares which vest to you over a 5 year period and you lose if you leave the company.

    Cons

    The company has a very flat structure which no career progression plans or opportunities. Pay rises are far and few between.

  8. "Shift Supervisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    They don't tie you to living in Fort Mac.
    Fair compensation
    Safety culture

    Cons

    Company culture is terrible
    Cost cutting
    work life balance

    Advice to Management

    take advice from your front line


  9. "Mining Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mining Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Mining Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Young Staff
    - Good Pay
    - Decent amount of flexibility for various job titles and experience

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Get it done attitude

    Advice to Management

    - Work life balance could be improved


  10. "Contract Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary and benefits are good , in addition with stock option .

    Cons

    Lack process and when process are in place, they are very inconsistent. Leaders are mere mediocre that feel threatened by smart team members.

    Advice to Management

    Hire smart people and groom them to be leaders and not mere managers.