Canadian Natural Reviews

Updated 26 Jan 2021

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3.5
69%
Recommend to a Friend
98%
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Canadian Natural President Tim S. McKay (no image)
Tim S. McKay
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly working environment, good pay(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, supervisors are generally helpful, great competitive salary(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours that were expected due to manager pressures and too much work(in 13 reviews)

  • "Food options in camp are a bit of a hit & miss (so a few ppl do bring their own food); there was no progression matrix set up for admins in early 2016(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Canadian Natural full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is small company with a good working environment and friendly people.

    Cons

    Majority of their value is in Canadian oil sands, becomes difficult for the company in low oil price scenario.

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  2. "Great place to work with great people"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator 

    I worked at Canadian Natural full-time

    Pros

    Small teams means you get to work with great people on a 1-2-1 basis everyday and learn a lot

    Cons

    During the downturn things were hard.


  3. "It is good company to work for"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    Not much investing in the UK in last few years

  4. "Avoid"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geotechnical Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Share scheme and holiday

    Cons

    Terrible management and absent bonus system with no transparency. Zero career progression. Management reserved for old white men who mange through bullying tactics. Openly sexist with a boys club vibe.

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  5. "Senior Engineer"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Canadian Natural full-time

    Pros

    Salary, family benefit, Visa support

    Cons

    Office inner environment create tensions.

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Miserable low-cost sweat shop with untrained mid level management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Natural full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing good-except the stock options but I bet you, you won't wait until they are mature and you run for your dear life.

    Cons

    This is not a corporate organization. I have never seen nor heard of the amount of bullying going on in CNRI elsewhere. You see employees suffering nervous break down in meetings. Very poorly trained middle management staff who do not know their job Not an equal opportunity company- I pity all the folks they hire from India, Nigeria, Middle East and other Asian countries etc, pay them poorly and treat them like a piece of rag. For those guys, they are in huge prison and can't move because of paper issues The UK office in Aberdeen is dormant and just take others from Calgary and do nothing. No initiative and have run the activities in the North Sea and African aground because of in-fighting and poor leadership High staff turnover. Employees, especially, EU nations, last less than six months before leaving-basically running away for there lives.

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  7. "Great mission statement - reality fails to live up to it"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Canadian Natural full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues and positive team working Reward package positive in terms of share offering

    Cons

    Culture - negative and climate of fear pervading many levels, even if below the surface Mission statement not lived out in terms of developing people and integrity - in my experience patchy and not across the organisation Laggardly attitude towards flexible working

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  8. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Production Operations Supervisor in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Natural full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mean what they say, Take safety very seriously. Solid induction gave a great intro to the company.

    Cons

    called themselves a Low cost operator and they lived by it. Although have worked with companies since who were pretty comparable spending wise despite a bigger balance sheet

  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Current Employee - Geotechnical EIT 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Stable job security -Good mentors throughout company

    Cons

    -Cuts costs whenger possible which may come at the expense of employees

  10. "Great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Tough hours, hard work life balance

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