Imperial Oil Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger
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Pros
  • Great on leadership with work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • good career development opportunities, good pay, smart people to work with (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be off (commonly working 50-60hrs/week on salary) (in 10 reviews)

  • Poor work-life balance (upstream projects) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Solid company but industry subject to swings

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, company considered employer of choice in the town where I worked

    Cons

    It's the oil biz. Up today, down tomorrow. Way down today, maybe up tomorrow. Got tired of the swings and moved to a less volatile industry.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, most employees are happy with the status quo. There is not a whole lot of options to buffer against industry swings.


  2. General

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, easy work over all

    Cons

    On call 24/7, worked every day


  3. Mine Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Imperial Oil full-time

    Pros

    High Pay, smart crowd. Lots of opportunities to grow and learn. Shift work is good for young but not when you have committments

    Cons

    Off-site work with bad working hours. Had to wake up at 4 am for my shift


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  5. Intern positions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team. People are very friendly and always willing to help.

    Cons

    Very repetitive work for interns (depending on the position you get). Definitely recommend upstream positions compared to downstream.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with wonderful benefits and pay. Coworkers were very friendly and helpful. A very strong focus on safety which I found impressive.

    Cons

    Like many other large corporations, there's a lot of red tape and too many levels of management for anything to get implemented. A very conservative company, like most oil companies so if you're not into that then this isn't the right place for you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great company for experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imperial Oil full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, easy to get time off, lots of room for progression,

    Cons

    It feels like you are more of a liability than an asset in managements eyes. If oil is good life is good, if oil is bad better hope you have no blips on their radar or you will be cut.

    Advice to Management

    Using fear to manage makes no one happy


  8. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people, interesting work

    Cons

    poor management, lack of communication


  9. Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Job Security, it's very hard to get fired by Imperial

    Cons

    A bit stuck in their ways

    Advice to Management

    Follow the efficiency initiatives more


  10. iec

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

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time

    Pros

    great work environment. Great team and safety culture.

    Cons

    The best company to work for


  11. Helpful (1)

    Senior information manager

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

    I have been working at Imperial Oil (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is excellent and great working enviroment

    Cons

    No work life balance, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees and contractors the same



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