Suncor Employee Reviews about "fort mcmurray"

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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  • "good pay, positive working environment, good team(in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Rating Suncor as an Employer"

    5.0
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    Former Contractor - Senior CAD Technician in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor for more than a year

    Pros

    It's one of the biggest Oil Producing company in the world based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

    Cons

    it's up North of Alberta, a very cold place if I may say.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Need to treat Fort McMurray differently"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering in Fort McMurray, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Largest energy company in Canada, laid back front line workers, mostly good people you work with. Gain great experience in oilsands. Potential for great career oppurtunitites.

    Cons

    Management always asks for more with less, unrealistic expectations. Department is too leaned out, employees are overworked as a result. Employees not fairly performance reviewed/lots of politics involved in determining raises/promotions. Company has an unofficial policy of not moving employees within Suncor out of Fort McMurray before 8 years of service in oil sands, can feel stuck in position/department and management not open to discussing career opportunities outside the region. Starting pay not as good as it used to before, can find other opportunities in more favorable cities for similar pay/benefits. Not as attractive to work in the region anymore and as a result quality of employees getting offers in Fort McMurray is declining. NO OVERTIME NEED TO WORK EXTRA ALL THE TIME

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  3. "Canadian Oil Sands complex projects and operations"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    World class projects and operations, team environment, defined processes

    Cons

    Less opportunities for growth, Fort McMurray based operations, compensation not competitive.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good opportunities in a Great company facing growth pains"

    4.0
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    Manager in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor

    Pros

    1. Safety focus-- job # 1 a key value 2. Great people with collegial work environment and largely honest, open culture 3. Great work opportunities--solving problems and making an impact 4. Exposure to Senior management ( GMs, Directors, Vice President all the way to SVP, EVP) 5. Company adopts suggestions and ideas and actually recognises the person who made them 6. Rapid growth leads to promotion and lots of career flexibility 7. Good benefits--17 PTOs, Health insurance and benefit plans even if Cash compensation is slightly below oil sands average 8 Flexibility and training generosity--company will pay for professional designations and management courses with few questions asked as long as your supervisor/manager is along

    Cons

    1. Very long hours-due to rapid growth and staffing shortage 2. screwed up SAP implementation leading to lots of problems, over work in figuring out financial information, EHS and other stats 3. Fort McMurray sucks as a place to live---sky high housing costs, lousy place to date if you are a single guy, transient population 4. Employees being poached by competitors and contractors--high employee turnover due to Oil sands boom. I have had to train so many green people from the Martimes and Immigrants only to lose them to turnover or other departments 5. Weak HR department a major impediment to Suncor's growth plans

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  5. "Process Engineering co-op"

    5.0
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    Process Engineering COOP in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience working as a process engineering co-op at Suncor's bitumen upgrading facility in Fort McMurray. Technical work with field experience that utilizes courses taught in university for chemical enigneering students. In my opinion no better experience can be gained in oil and gas industry, considering oil sands is always pushing the limits of production, as opposed to well established refineries and other downstream facilities.

    Cons

    Can be demanding job at times. Co-op students are given a great deal of responsibility, as well as required to have a term project (every 4 months), which they present to management, director and GM of process engineering.

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  6. "One of the best places in Canada to work for (as a co-op)"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op Student in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suncor for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at Suncor (in Fort McMurray) has always been a pleasure. They paid extremely well. By that i mean they paid me more than what an entry level engineer makes anywhere in Canada. They paid for my apartment as well as relocation. They stress on development of their coops. It is not like other paid internships where you just show up at work and get paid without any significant contribution. All co-ops are living in the same building, so it is quite fun. I'll remember this work term forever at Suncor.

    Cons

    really hard to say this, but sometimes it was difficult to work outside in Cold.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-op learning experience"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Engineer Co-op Student in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor for more than a year

    Pros

    - Important work - Friendly atmosphere - Housing provided (Fort McMurray) - Moving allowance provided - Daily transportation provided (Fort McMurray) - Overtime pay

    Cons

    - Not a lot of entry-level engineer positions available - Early mornings (bus to work arrives at 6:40AM) - EIT's, engineers, managers and directors move around very quickly - Retention issues (many engineers left the company during my 16-month internship) - Little employee engagement

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  8. "An overall great company to work for that allowed me to get hands-on engineering experience."

    5.0
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    Current Intern - Engineering Student in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor for more than a year

    Pros

    If you do your internship in Fort McMurray, your living expenses are paid for and you are housed in a co-op building (two bedroom condos). Also, transportation to the base plant is done through Diversified buses that run from right outside the co-op building. Corporate culture is great, pay is great, and everyone is helpful and nice!

    Cons

    It does take a while to get to the main site (transportation).

  9. "Great Place to Work !"

    5.0
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    Human Resources Manager in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor

    Pros

    advancement opportunities, strong benefits, pay tranparency, good people, professional development, strong HR team , line managers who take responibility for their people, performance feedback is encouraged

    Cons

    not too many negatives, just really good people , city of fort mcmurray needs to catch up with growth, some stigma to working in oil business

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  10. "Amazing experience!"

    5.0
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    Former Contractor - Transportation in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suncor for less than a year

    Pros

    Living in Fort McMurray really helped me develop as a person. I loved being in Northern Alberta, lots of new people and it's very easy on the mind. Suncor treated me well by giving me a residence and free food throughout the duration of my contract. tl;dr Good pay, nice scenery, great location.

    Cons

    There weren't any cons to my acknowledgement, I loved it!

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