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Suncor Reviews

Updated 13 July 2018
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  • "Caveat: higher paying companies probably will sacrifice the work-life balance" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Location not ideal in Fort McMurray" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Canadian Oil & Gas Stalwart (HQ)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good Benefits
    - Big company with opportunity to move around
    - Transparency and focus on safety and sustainability

    Cons

    - Growth opportunities dependent on manager and individual departments
    - Employees can feel like just a number when changes are rolled across without effective change management

    Advice to Management

    - Continue driving towards Operational Excellence but keep the employees in mind
    - Culture can make or break a company. More emphasis should be paid to employee morale and growth


  2. "WBM"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Suncor full-time

    Pros

    good pay, good work life balance

    Cons

    bureaucratic, hard to get big pay increases

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefit and savings plan

    Cons

    You are just a number.


  4. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety is treated as a core value.
    Great comp package and fair evaluation structure.
    Great mentoring options and ability to get exposure to massive projects/portfolios.
    Excellent top leadership (Dir & above)

    Cons

    Very top heavy.
    Progression is age biased, expect to wait it out unless you opt to spend half a decade in Base Plan (F'mac)
    Lacking a healthy social culture.

    Advice to Management

    Make progression performance based not age based.
    Adjust band levels based on performance and not based on years of service.


  5. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that truly wants to do its best. Environmentally responsible and good to its employees.

    Cons

    Oil sands is a tough business and is constantly mis-understood. Suncor has the opportunity to be brave and share the good work it is doing. A lot of people have been there forever and aren't always open to new ways of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Tell your great stories of the triple bottom line.


  6. "Good company, great compensation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suncor full-time

    Pros

    Very generous compensation, great people to work with

    Cons

    Large company bureaucracy makes everything take forever to get done


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Surveyor in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Surveyor in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suncor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady work, lots of day off

    Cons

    Responsibilities at work are way over manpower, expectation from management to do the work of 3 people

    Advice to Management

    Need more workers

  8. "Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, positive work environment, ability to change roles, upward movement potential

    Cons

    Large corporate politics, can be difficult to affect change

    Advice to Management

    Reward top performers more, help front line employees to get more done by assisting with conflicting personal agendas that don't align with overall project goals


  9. "Executive Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Suncor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides me with an opportunity address important social issues.

    Cons

    May limit my capacity to act on some of my positions

    Advice to Management

    Do not try to micro mange the staff.


  10. "Mine engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Suncor full-time

    Pros

    Good environment in the work place

    Cons

    Slow environment in the workplace


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