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Canadian Natural Resources Employee Reviews about "savings plan"

Updated Nov 27, 2019

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Canadian Natural Resources President Steve W. Laut (no image)
Steve W. Laut
153 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and benefits, excellent RRSP match(in 21 reviews)

  • "The management team is great, and the savings plan is awesome(in 19 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 13 reviews)

  • "Long hours that were expected due to manager pressures and too much work(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "A very smart producer with a proven track record"

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    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Bonnyville, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Efficient steady work. No lay offs or random cuts. No wage roll backs when times are tough and good options to move forward for hard working individuals. Excellent compensation package (savings plan is second to non)

    Cons

    Low cost producer, in this tough environment cnrl has to be aggressive and efficient which trickles down to everyone.

    Canadian Natural Resources2019-11-28
  2. "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
  3. "Independent o&g company"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Company share savings plan

    Cons

    Big company, can get lost in the shuffle

    Canadian Natural Resources2019-04-03
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Micromanagement Hell"

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for 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.

    Canadian Natural Resources2019-03-14
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Flat, hard to advance in"

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

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Organization is very flat, allowing for short approval paths and less bureaucracy. New employees can influence change as much as much more senior staff. Pay is good, but negotiate hard when you’re hired as all future raises are based on that number. Stock options and savings plan are excellent.

    Cons

    Room for advancement is limited in many departments. Leadership is not typically promoted but hired from outside to be leaders. Once in a leadership position you are only managing people and relationships. Some departments don’t have any seniority designation among workers.

    Advice to Management

    You have a good balance on most things. Build some internal opportunity pathways to improve employee self improvement motivation. Allow us to become leaders of technology, not force us to be leaders in the board room. Engage current employees to learn what they can give, instead of seeking it from outside.

    Canadian Natural Resources2018-06-03
  6. Helpful (9)

    "A stepping stone to something better"

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

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    - Savings plan - Great peer co-workers - Good downtown location

    Cons

    - Unsuitable management (yes-people, not people-people) - Little room for growth - A culture that propagates mediocrity and complacency

    Advice to Management

    Understand human behavior and how to motivate and reward employees. The 'low cost provider, world class company' mentality is a self-derived moniker. True world class companies possess the humility to look at their peers and acknowledge their faults and opportunities for corporate improvement. A dictatorship culture that denigrates employees is not 'world class'... but it does meet the 'low cost provider' portion of the mission statement.

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    Canadian Natural Resources2018-02-21
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Work hard and you will do ok. Don't expect a lot of perks or extras."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Always lots of work and challenges. Middle management accessible. Teams have good people that are dedicated and talented. Very generous savings plan. Fridays off in summer and time off between Christmas and New Years. This policy is reviewed annually. Other benefits for dental, eye care, vacation time are average.

    Cons

    Old school oil exploration and production company. Employees used to be empowered and held accountable but since downturn it has become very top down micro-management style. Very poor to "develop people" despite being in mission statement. Training and industry courses discouraged due to cost and work demands. Doom and Gloom atmosphere even in good times. Some management bullies and berates staff openly in meetings. No openness in compensation. Never know if your bonus was above, below or average. No pension plan but good savings plan instead. All savings plan contributions and bonus shares are in CNQ shares. No other investment options. No perks like fitness facilities, etc. in Calgary office. Complicated optional wellness plan to earn money for gym memberships and extra medical coverage. Limited flex hours and most departments don't allow work-from-home option. Lack of consistency between managers in applying corporate policies. Some poor performers aren't dealt with since corporate philosophy is against paying severance packages to remove them. Despite all the executive VPs, this company is run my Murray Edwards with an iron fist.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop motivating by fear and "just be thankful you have a job" attitude towards staff. Stifles creativity and morale. Hard for employees to hear management brag about billion dollar acquisitions and how strong the company is then be told no raises for 4 years now because times are tough. Get back in touch with staff like it used to be. Remember Al Markin's "Touch the steel" mantra.

    Canadian Natural Resources2018-02-15
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Unethical."

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

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

    Pros

    The savings plan is actually phenomenal. Benefits arent the best but still decent.

    Cons

    Camp is in very poor condition. Most of the time we can smell the human waste leaking from the container throughout the entire camp. Meals are always extremely bare/limited and awful. Heavily restricted recreational abilities. Awful bonus structure that is well below industry average. No wage increases or cost of living increases for as we are told company survival. Very, very poor training and asset management. Last con would be hearing upper level managements claim to no layoffs as "we'll make their lives so miserable they'll just quit."

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    Canadian Natural Resources2018-02-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural Resources full-time for 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.

    Canadian Natural Resources2017-09-26
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Management Analyst"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural Resources

    Pros

    Excellent Savings Plan, Good stock options. Every Friday off in month of July.

    Cons

    too much work. unqualified leads/managers. too many approvals from upper management before any work can proceed

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the director

    Canadian Natural Resources2017-01-28
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