Imperial Oil

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Updated Jul 30, 2014

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3.5 52 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger

Rich Kruger

(10 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Strong benefits and pension plan (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • 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)

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    good career opportunities but poor work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood career development opportunities, good pay, smart people to work with

    Conspoor work life balance...long hours required

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Procurement Associate over Summer - 4 months

    Co-op Procurement Associate (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prosdecent pay check, can keep your head down if you like

    ConsNo Bonus, management old and prehistoric

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more new grads. not just ones with experience

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

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    Field Operator

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood money, good benefits. Lots of available overtime.

    ConsOver worked. Management have no idea what they are up to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork loads are way too heavy. need to hire more to spread out the work.

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

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    Very good learning experience, great mentorship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Great training program
    - Co-workers were extremely helpful

    Cons- Living in small town
    - Slow progression
    - Noticeable gap between management team and employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your employees on a more regular basis

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    Long hours

    Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prosgood pay and job stability

    Conslong hours, neanderthalic style of management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, would go back

    New Grad Engineer (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros-LOts of potential career Growth
    Training Opportunities
    Secure employment
    world wide opportunities

    Cons-Red tape, limited opportunity compared to Exxon expats
    -Ranking system
    -work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Complacent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat starting salary, long term job security

    Conssalary plateaus not long after starting. no flexibility. too many years needed to advance to any real responsibility

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet new, but experienced, hires take on more responsibility faster

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    OK company, interesting work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI was the Environmental Intern at the Strathcona Refinery. Anyone who enjoys analytical work, law, and computations will enjoy government reporting. Some interesting assignments kept me amused along the way.

    ConsOlder work environment, I found it difficult to integrate myself into social circles. I was bored at times, my work duties did not take all of my time.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Good to work for, bad for environment

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

    ProsGood pay, many benefits such as travel, training, etc. Good safety culture (can be annoying but stil good)

    ConsVery rigid organizational structure. Conservative, obsessed with "company assets" e.g. don't use a company desk to do your own stuff during lunch time.
    And, they are one of the worst in the world environmentally, not just by the nature of their industry but they go for compliance and not beyond.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is the 21st Century:
    -Rethink how rigid everything is for employees
    -Change name to Imperial Renewables and get going with some alternative energy (natural gas doesn't count)

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Favouritism

    Laboratory Technologist (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsDecent salary and knowledgeable co-workers

    ConsManagement played alot of favouritism with it's workers
    Management were hardly around to answer any questions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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