Imperial Oil

Imperial Oil Reviews

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Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger
Rich Kruger
18 Ratings

    Overall great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imperial Oil


    -Great opportunities for growth and career development (they want you there until retirement)
    -Great safety culture- employees are empowered to take action
    -Good compensation, benefits and relocation packages
    -Challenged to continuously improve company processes

    The company has been trying to make major changes to how it is being run in becoming more efficient, modern and open. Evident with the new branding, new campus, and technology (iPhones only!).


    -The company is very lean so longer hours are expected - though more opportunities/ responsibilities to learn
    -Lack of culture - not a lot of employee engagement and networking
    -Differences between upstream, downstream and corporate - upstream gets more perks than everyone else
    -Employees are always moved around from city to city, position to position - great for career development but employees need to be even more involved in conversations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen to what your employees have to say- allow them provide anonymous feedback
    - Make changes to performance ranking
    - Pay more attention to your interns and new grads and what feedback they have to offer
    - Invest in employee engagement

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Imperial Oil Interviews

Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Imperial Oil.

    Interview Details

    Basic behavioural interview questions asked (conflict etc.) using the STAR approach. Looking for company culture fit, academic background, and extra-curricular experiences. Took approximately 45 minutes of Q & A. The interviewer was very patient and attentive. No technical questions were asked. The interviewer was an experienced engineer on the team I was working with. I was very excited to work for the company after hearing more from the interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a project in which you had to take charge and lead others.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Imperial Oil Awards & Accolades

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2008

Additional Info

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Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (IMO)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Royal Dutch Shell, Suncor, BP

Imperial Oil, Canada's second-largest oil integrated company behind Suncor Energy, holds sway over a vast empire of oil and gas resources. Imperial is one of Canada's top natural gas producers, a leading refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and a major supplier of petrochemicals. It sells petroleum products, including gasoline, heating oil, and diesel fuel, under the Esso name and other brand names. In 2010 it reported proved reserves of 57 million barrels of oil, 1.7 billion barrels of bitumen, 681 million barrels of synthetic oil, and 576 billion cu. ft. of... More

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