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Suncor Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2018
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  • "Caveat: higher paying companies probably will sacrifice the work-life balance" (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing and respectful. The environment is supportive. The values are safety. There are TONS of opportunities at Suncor and they encourage and help you try new roles to round you out and find what you like best. Suncor is really a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    Some sites are remote and require a fly-in-fly-out shift schedule. It can be a lot of traveling and working away from home can be tough. Fly-in-fly-out employees receive an additional bonus


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Suncor is a good place to work"

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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 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.


  4. "Varied experience depending on leadership"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Pay. Coworkers. Gym. Vacation allocation.

    Cons

    Mid level leadership do not lead - they protect their position by not making waves. By not leading their teams, they leave everyone to duke it out with each other. Really unhealthy mentally for all reports.

    Advice to Management

    Remove Direct level layer. Managers should report and have direct relationship with VP level.


  5. "Procurement Specialist"

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    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


  6. "Project Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Largest oil company in Canada where an employer is able to develop professionally through experience from world class professionals

    Cons

    As may be found in other organizations, your progress and job security depends wholly on your leader and not the HR department irrespective of your yearly performance.

    Advice to Management

    The above cons should be viewed seriously for a remedy, to save so many hardworking employees, who may be victims of unfair treatment by their leaders


  7. "Process Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Suncor is an excellent company to work for

    Cons

    Suncor didn't hire me full time from my contract position

  8. "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    The job security is okay

    Cons

    Career development is very slow.


  9. "Largest Integrated Oil & Gas in Canada"

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    Former Employee - Senior Cost Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, challenging work, good location, really good reputation from work.

    Cons

    Company does not retain its employees

    Advice to Management

    make your jobs more stable!


  10. "Solid company, great outlook, need to provide more opportunities for long time employees."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Total compensation, job security, excellent overall management, challenging work supported by great coworkers.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for upward mobility, flattening of organization leading to reduced compensation, it's more about how loud you say things rather than what you have to say.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider revoking the excessive control being granted HR as they are reducing the effectiveness of the company.


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