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Imperial Oil Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Large organization, lots of opportunities (in 14 reviews)

  • The other employees were knowledgeable and professional, and they offer a very competitive salary and benefits package (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can sometimes be a challenge (in 16 reviews)

  • Poor work-life balance, career progression seems to be mostly tied to appearances vs individual ability (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Chemical Engineering Student"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Shift Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Imperial"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Imperial Oil as an intern

    Pros

    They had a great mentorship program. There is a culture of always improving and doing things better. They do not expect you to know everything as a new employee of the company

    Cons

    It can get a little competitive. But overall, I think it is a great company to work for.

    If you do not like working in the field as an engineer, it is hard for you to move up.

    Advice to Management

    The management is great at this company. It is always nice to see the management try and get to know their employees and build a connection.


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  5. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Imperial Oil full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for all around. The other employees were knowledgeable and professional, and they offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.

    Cons

    As with any large company, there is always issues around company politics. Also, I was not always keen on how some of the staff treated contractors.


  6. "Stead predictable company, profit driven"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry expertise, solid work processes, safety first. Employee focused career development plans. Job security through rough markets, and excellent benefits and retirement package.

    Cons

    Long hours, high stress, minimal supervision. Require workers to be self motivated to be successful. Will be difficult for individuals who have a tough time competing against peers.

    Advice to Management

    Review extraneous "make work" assignments and remove to simplify job roles.


  7. "Great, stable company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive remuneration & offers stability
    well-structured processes and controls oriented
    empowers employees
    provides constant learning

    Cons

    Oil and gas industry is not at its best currently, so this might scare potential candidates away.

    Advice to Management

    Promote team cohesion to get higher standard deliverables.


  8. "Lead I&C Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Lead Consultant Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Lead Consultant Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company with very talented team and good support for new knowledge and technology.

    Cons

    No mor projects at present.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good record of excellent work at Kearl Projects.


  9. "Co-op Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technical Contact Co-op in Sarnia, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Technical Contact Co-op in Sarnia, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Imperial Oil as an intern

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great people, smart

    Cons

    Depends who you get as a mentor how good your experience will be


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Shift work and weekend work can be though on body.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. Helpful (1)

    "One of the BEST companies to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Imperial Oil as an intern

    Pros

    Super helpful and supportive coworker. I got to travel to differetn oil fileds and experience what it was like to be in that environment. I went through comprehensive training that actually help me for the next few years even though I am not with the company any more.

    Cons

    I can't think of any!


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