Syncrude Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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4.0
77%
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83%
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Syncrude Managing Director Doreen Cole
Doreen Cole
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good savings plan, great co-workers, relatively secure job(in 18 reviews)

  • "Very Organised, Safety Oriented, Great Pay, Good Work-Life Balanace(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Cold north, with little to do around Fort mcmurray(in 13 reviews)

  • "Living in Fort Mac stinks, the industry is wrecking northern Alberta, high cost of living, ExxonMobil management team is pretty poor(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op 

    I worked at Syncrude full-time

    Pros

    - very good pay and benefits

    Cons

    -very cold, long travel to and from site

  2. "Amazing company who treats everyone equally."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Process Operator 

    I have been working at Syncrude full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary and treat everyone fairly

    Cons

    You have to start off as a contractor first before getting hired on.


  3. "Fantastic workplace culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syncrude full-time

    Pros

    -people are friendly -salary is great -lots of opportunities to move around

    Cons

    -not much comes to mind in terms of cons

  4. "Good company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Fort MacKay, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syncrude full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits great work environment

    Cons

    Long hours, long days. Not great for advancement

  5. "Good company. Bad location."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB

    I worked at Syncrude full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is good. Free bud is good.

    Cons

    Location is horrible. Cannot spend career in that place.

  6. "Good company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Power Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB

    I worked at Syncrude full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, work life balance, well paying, teams tend to be like family

    Cons

    Too many levels of management and too many managers at each level. Can be slow to approve work or approve part needed. Tends to be a lot of finger pointing between different areas and trades.

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syncrude full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company follows well documented procedures

    Cons

    Don't have much to say

  8. "Solid Company"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syncrude full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture, solid benefits, decent growth potential.

    Cons

    Dying industry, bullheaded leadership, resistant to change.

  9. "Great place to work. Care about their people"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Syncrude full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People centred. Family like culture

    Cons

    Remote working location can be a challenge

  10. "Excellent Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Haul Truck Operator in Fort McMurray, AB
    Recommends

    I worked at Syncrude full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Health Benefits, high salary, paid time off

    Cons

    Night Shift, shift work 6 days on / 6 days off

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