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Found 175 reviews

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Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger
Rich Kruger
74 Ratings
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  • "Sometimes too much work - work life balance issues(in 22 reviews)

  • "ancient and demeaning ranking system where Employees are pit against(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Chemical Engineering Student"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineering Student in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil for more than 2 years

    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

    Imperial Oil2017-03-14
  2. "Make your own opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op 

    I worked at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fast paced, lots of stuff to learn.

    Cons

    May not have the same experience as others due to each departments' pace.

    Imperial Oil2019-02-06
  3. "Now retired"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The benefits are very good

      Cons

      Latest senior management don’t seem to care about giving retired employees a periodic pension increase. It has been over 15 years since our last increase, yet they continue to make billions!

      Advice to Management

      Please review the pensions of retirees employees. We have not had an increase in our pensions for at least 15 years or more. Cost of living keeps increasing and it is more and more stressful to keep up.

      Imperial Oil2018-01-20
    • "Procurement Associate"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Imperial Oil

        Pros

        Great people, amazing salary and benefits and job security was a plus. Nice to be a part of a global organization as opportunities are available for high performers,

        Cons

        Your career path and enjoyment all depends on your management. Extremely hierarchical and process / policy oriented; not a lot of autonomy.

        Imperial Oil2017-09-10
      • "Pluses and Minuses"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Large organization, lots of opportunities Great benefits package Employment stability

        Cons

        Luck of the draw can determine internal growth Archaic ranking system Too afraid to do anything

        Advice to Management

        The work environment has shifted in the last decade, cannot continue on the principles from 30 years ago. Need to reevaluate value proposition.

        Imperial Oil2016-11-18
      • Helpful (1)

        "Solid company but industry subject to swings"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Imperial Oil

        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.

        Imperial Oil2015-05-06
      • Helpful (2)

        "Imperial is a sinking ship"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Imperial Oil full-time

        Pros

        Free coffee Decent pension Nice artwork in the hallways

        Cons

        Nobody wants to work here. The latest earnings report shows it’s a sinking ship. Culture change seems to be a failure and winning behaviours aren’t working

        Advice to Management

        All the smart people are leaving for better companies, you’re left with average people in an average company. Not a top company anymore

        Imperial Oil2019-04-26
      • "Toxic Culture"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time

        Pros

        You get a good salary with competitive benefits

        Cons

        The culture is getting more toxic and political by the day. High turnover.

        Advice to Management

        need new managers

        Imperial Oil2019-04-28
      • "Project Manager"

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        Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Well structured Long term career possibilities

        Cons

        Less agile to adapt to change

        Imperial Oil2019-03-16
      • "Project Manager"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time

        Pros

        Challenging opportunities, empowerment, many development opportunities based on performance

        Cons

        Company needs to fully embrace cultural changes

        Imperial Oil2019-03-10
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