Imperial Oil
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Imperial Oil Reviews

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 51 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger

Rich Kruger

(9 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

  • Great on leadership with work life balance(in 3 reviews)

  • Strong benefits and pension plan(in 3 reviews)

  • Although the company encourages work/life balance on paper they do not support it(in 7 reviews)

  • Poor work-life balance (upstream projects)(in 3 reviews)

2 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    This company is like a camp

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get money to pay your bills

    ConsIts too much politics and sucking up to Management
    I agree that Managers are puppets to Exxon
    If you are not liked by Managers, they do not represent you in their "ranking" session.
    No bonus
    You do not get recognized for your work
    Also agree with the comment that you do not know your career path or really have a say in it
    Extremely conservative
    Hard to move up unless you are an engineer or be recognized.
    Extremely retro-active in decision making. Not a market leader at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees
    Understand staff
    Push to get rid of rankings
    Stop playing favorites

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  


    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood cafeteria serves descent lightly subsidized meals
    On site gym (not free)
    Credit Union
    Pension plan
    Involved with the Calgary Corporate Challenge and United Way Campaigns
    Some of the long time employees and managers are amazing
    Almost impossible to get fired
    Good career change potential
    Training (Not all departments)
    Work life balance (only select departments)

    ConsLow coverage rates for benefits in comparison to other O&G companies
    Benefits are hard to claim
    HR is nearly useless under all circumstances
    Have some extremely under qualified managers
    Extremely complex and rigid policies
    Compensation is below average (O&G) for many positions
    High turnover in many departments
    Forced rankings
    Corporate infighting
    Bad moral
    Future office location in the suburbs
    Work life balance (Most other departments)
    Your job will probably be outsourced in the near future

    Advice to Senior ManagementA company with some amazing potential, however lacking the personnel with knowledge, experience, and motivation to make it great.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Worked for Imperial Oil? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.