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Updated May 9, 2021

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3.8
68%
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69%
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Imperial Oil CEO Brad Corson
Brad Corson
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, interesting work that kept you busy all day(in 25 reviews)

  • "Lots of mentoring available, collaborative work environment, possibility of neat experiences(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Ranking system is garbage (still), too many silos(in 29 reviews)

  • "Hard to maintain work - life balance(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Chemical Engineering Student

      Mar 14, 2017 - Process Engineering Student in Ontario, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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

      3 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Make your own opportunities

      Feb 6, 2019 - Engineering Co-Op 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fast paced, lots of stuff to learn.

      Cons

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

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Solid company but industry subject to swings

      May 6, 2015 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business 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.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Now retired

      Jan 20, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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!

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Procurement Associate

      Sep 10, 2017 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Pluses and Minuses

      Nov 18, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      May 3, 2021 - Research Technologist in Sarnia, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The pay is great. 5 words.

      Cons

      I dont want to say.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 30, 2021 - Power Engineer in Sarnia, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Everything, especially pension and wages.

      Cons

      Huge barriers to change and too many levels of management.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Follow the process, regardless if it makes no sense

      Apr 24, 2021 - Engineer in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Colleagues, primarily peers Base salary is above average Insurance benefits Focused safety culture

      Cons

      Many layers of management, some of which are questionable Takes forever to make a decision or progress an idea/change Relative ranking system promotes idea hoarding and silos

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Solid company

      Apr 29, 2021 - Field Engineer in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits, good work-life balance usually

      Cons

      Rigid, hierarchical, can be inefficient

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