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Imperial Oil Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  • Work/life balance can sometimes be a challenge (in 16 reviews)

  • Ancient archaic performance ranking system (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Pluses and Minuses"

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

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time (More than a year)

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company but industry subject to swings"

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    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.


  3. "IOL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. You get good amount of vacation starting.

    Company has many processes that can hinder efficient work.

    Cons

    Ranking system is the worst. Doesn't foster team work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to recognize your stronger players.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fleet and delivery supervisor, accounts receivables, stewardship"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, good employee development and succession planning. Great mentors and continuous learning opportunities, fantastic people and good atmosphere

    Cons

    Unless you live in Calgary or are willing to relocate there, choices and jobs are very limited. Even if you are fantastic at your job, unless you move you will eventually lose your job

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the managers you have are good at talking to people. Save the super-smart and socially awkward people for the individual roles as they tend to demotivate the staff.


  6. "power engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time

    Pros

    safety and good work life balance

    Cons

    they changed the pension plan


  7. "Imperial Oil Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, great teams, structured teams

    Cons

    Slow growth, limited positions to move up


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful people, but the culture is changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, wonderful people, room for advancement.

    Cons

    The culture at the company is slowly changing to that of an American company; everything about the bottom line and nothing about the people.

    Advice to Management

    Don`t forget all of the people that made the profit happen.


  9. "Intern Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil as an intern

    Pros

    - positive coworkers
    - encourage networking and continuous learning
    - well compensated

    Cons

    - competitive work environment

    Advice to Management

    - focus more on employee development


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Imperial Oil full-time

    Pros

    Worked for 27 years. Excellent benefits and salaries.

    Cons

    Oil business is tough market. Difficult long term outlook


  11. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers and management were really great to work with. Pay wasn't bad.

    Cons

    Repetitive work. Some days it was really slow so had to keep yourself busy.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. I had no complaints.


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