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Imperial Oil Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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  • Work-life balance is compromised for individuals in specific finance function roles (in 17 reviews)

  • Ancient archaic performance ranking system (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Chemical Engineering Student"

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

    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


  2. "Great Learning Experience"

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibilities, fantastic mangers, great work culture

    Cons

    Highly competitive, long hours, steep learning curve, high expectations

  3. "Great Company and Challenging Experience"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op (Supply Group) in Sherwood Park, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op (Supply Group) in Sherwood Park, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits
    Networking for new employees
    Challenging work environnment

    Cons

    If you want a job where you only do what's asked of you, this isn't for you. You need to go above and beyond to succeed wth Imperial.


  4. "Project Management Internship"

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    Former Intern - Project Management Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Project Management Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    lots of resources and support, very interesting work, opportunities for advancement and career mobility

    Cons

    occasionally slow to respond, management sometimes instates new policies which hinder work without consulting those affected

    Advice to Management

    consult with managers before instating new policies which affect work execution


  5. "Intern at Imperial Oil home office"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil as an intern

    Pros

    Very good training program for interns and EITs, a lot of networking opportunities at their home office

    Cons

    Because it's an old company, it's very old fashioned and lacks energy.


  6. "Very insightful and engaging experience"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Networking opportunities, field experience. Colleagues were very friendly and supportive throughout term.

    Cons

    During my time here, I did not have any negative experiences


  7. "Excellent opportunity for co-op students"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Imperial Oil as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great people
    Excellent mentorship

    Cons

    Work was not always challenging

  8. "Co-op Review"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Imperial Oil as an intern

    Pros

    I was given several beneficial projects that helped contribute to my team. They treat students well and try to give meaningful projects rather than just mundane work.

    Cons

    Not all coop positions offer the same level of experience


  9. "Process Intern"

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    Former Contractor - Process Intern in Nanticoke, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Process Intern in Nanticoke, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic safety culture combine with a fast paced work environment. They really try to grow their people and although they expect a lot they give a lot

    Cons

    At times the bureaucracy from Exxon-Mobil can be a pain. The american refineries are a lot larger and there is a lot of one size fits all thinking which does not always. Be careful about working at one of the smaller refineries, it is public knowledge that Exxon has been selling off smaller refineries.

    Advice to Management

    Really try to listen to your operators. Management switches out every two years or so but the operators are who continue to know whats going on. The good ones are great resource, and the others are just bitter from others not heeding previous warnings. Find the optimists and get them on board, good things will follow.


  10. "Shift Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Shift Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Shift Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Commitment to their employees.
    Great management at Kearl lake

    Cons

    To much red tape, and Engineering not listening to the people out in the operating units.

    Advice to Management

    Use a little more common sense


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