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Imperial Oil Overview

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Calgary, AB (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown
Company - Public (IMO)
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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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 ... Read more

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    I worked at Imperial Oil (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sustainable learning experience and training opportunities
    Exposure to different projects
    Work for a big company that provides you with resources from ExxonMobil

    Cons

    Poor work life balance
    fast-paced environment

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Imperial Oil Interviews

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    Engineering Co-op Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Imperial Oil (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Applied to a general intern posting online and received an email to book an interview a month later. The interview was held at my university. After the interviewer told me a little about the position they had selected for me, she asked me some very basic questions such as if I was legal to work in Canada and if I had a drivers licence. Next she moved onto behavioral STAR format questions. If you can't think of an example for a question, she is very nice about giving you a different, albeit very similar question. Then she asks if you have any questions. Unfortunately, the interviewer knew nothing about the role I was interviewing for and couldn't answer most of my questions. Overall, the interviewer was very pleasant and patient, but seems to be a note taker for somebody else making the decisions.
    The next day I received an email to complete a background check for the position. I had to submit a drivers abstract and picture ID to a third party called MINTZ. I am still waiting to hear the final decision regarding the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Favorite and least favorite courses?   2 Answers
    • Your greatest academic achievement   Answer Question
    • A time when you had to be detail oriented. Was is enjoyable or not?   Answer Question
    • A time when the resources you expected to have weren't available anymore   Answer Question
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Imperial Oil Awards & Accolades

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

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