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Suncor Reviews

Updated 13 January, 2019
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  • "The work/life balance for some is not so good" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Fort McMurray is a little secluded" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation
    Benefits
    High work load
    Fast paced
    Recognition
    Opportunities for advancement and lateral movement
    Can have multiple careers within one employer

    Cons

    A bit archaic - long, heavy, slow processes
    Limited flexibility (working from home, etc.)
    Terrible technology

    Advice to Management

    Become more flexible and with the times


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Big company with big opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Huge opportunity for advancement if you want it and are willing to try a little and sell yourself to those around you.

    Cons

    Bloated corporate structure with all of the excessive rules, processes and inefficiencies that come along with it can be a big drain.

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate your plan to retain employees. Negative sentiment and low morale are more common than you think - almost everyone I know is planning an exit.

  3. "Sr Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Working Environment, Opportunities for Training

    Cons

    More inclination towards management as compare to technical


  4. "Good pay but poor management"

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

    I have been working at Suncor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Poor management, no leadership provided

    Advice to Management

    Develop leadership skills


  5. "Needs Culture Improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Upstream in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Upstream in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary and bonus are excellent.

    Cons

    Needs improvement in culture as everyone is grumpy all the time. Almost no young people and too many in middle management. A lot of wasted time on processes like goals and safety meetings. No courses or conferences allowed for past few years and employees are getting behind in technology. Imposssible to move within the company and had to leave to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve work environment to keep people happy.


  6. "Too much politics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, lots of friends but, not effective communication

    Cons

    Micro Management, Unsecured job, Frequent Lay-off, Once out, no rehire

    Advice to Management

    Look for the performance before the lay-off employee


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Mining Supervisor in Fort McMurray, AB
    Former Employee - Mining Supervisor in Fort McMurray, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and bonus and exceptional benefits

    Cons

    Huge workload and work/life balance isn’t a care by management

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror more as you too are accountable and not just pass it on to subordinates

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Suncor is a good place to work"

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    • 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 Suncor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good at retaining employees especially during downturns. Best Oil and Gas Canadian 2017 assessment by LinkedIn. Very good retirement/pension packages.

    Cons

    Individual leadership based approach rather than system based. To move up in the organization ,you need to tag along a leader that likes you rather performance based.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity at the top is required to move the company to become a global player like Shell, Total, Exxon etc.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well lead Operation teams; Very supportive of functional areas; Amazing asset base and a strong future.

    Cons

    Finance leadership is lacking; No longer a "people" focused company as it was a few short years ago; Senior leadership needs to change as they are no longer people focused.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort is get new blood into senior finance roles - Director and above; All that leadership group has done is clean out experienced Mgr level leaders and destroy morale within the Controllers group.


  10. "Procurement Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company and benefits. Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    Career development is some time weak