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Imperial Oil Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2019

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Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger
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  1. "Good job but has it's flaws"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flex hours, rotating job positions creates opportunities, pension, high safety standards, relatively safe during downturn

    Cons

    High turnover in finance department, overtime ( management brags about the number of hours worked) no days in lieu despite OT, no bonus, doubts on pension paying out, no longer in downtown core/ secluded location

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change

    Imperial Oil2019-10-16
  2. "co-op"

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    Current Employee - Internship 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots for free reign over my own projects, great work culture and work-life balance

    Cons

    you are not paid for overtime

    Imperial Oil2019-09-30
  3. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Geotechnical in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good job security, bright and great people to work with, various and nice communities inside company, nice work & life balance

    Cons

    I haven't experienced anything major

    Imperial Oil2019-09-26
  4. "Imperial"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best company in canada

    Cons

    Best salary and benefits live

    Advice to Management

    Yes

    Imperial Oil2019-10-09
  5. "Rewarding and long term career at a reputable company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    long term career oriented, high ethical and safety standards

    Cons

    Long hours, no over time

    Imperial Oil2019-09-18
  6. "Inefficient HR"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits Salary Colleagues Office outside downtown

    Cons

    Terrible management who only give opportunities to close friends Inability to move out of administrative roles Bogus recruitment practices -managers already have their candidates picked even before the recruitment process is initiated

    Imperial Oil2019-09-27
  7. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Operations Engineer 

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Challenging work and personal development

    Cons

    Internally competitive environment stresses employees

    Imperial Oil2019-09-24
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    "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary, no bonus. Comparable yearly salary package when taking into account other companies’ bonus payout.

    Cons

    Horrible safety track record - sweep things under the rug to look good on paper. Bad corporate culture - dreadful coming into work, with no organization or direction from managers and HR. No corporate or team events. Managers tend to not show up for meetings, and are not available for a 5 minute chat. Opportunity “ceiling” - can only move up so far into the company ranks as an Imperial Oil employee. Any management... positions above middle management are filled by ExxonMobil personnel. Racism - I have experienced persistent racism throughout my 12 year career with this company, with HR unwilling to take any action. Pressure - constant pressure from business teams to complete projects under budget, leading to safety, environmental and reliability concerns which cost more in the long term. Environmental track record - environmental initiatives are only undertaken if they will appear in the public eye, if not, the company turns a blind eye to environmental concerns. Ranking system - Imperial loves to judge your performance by assigning a number to you. You are judged compared to your team members. This leads to internal issues within the team as you are constantly competing with one another. Everyone on the team is assigned a number, which determines your eligibility for salary increases or promotions. Politics - the CEO consistently bashes on various political parties, blaming them for the bad times that Imperial is going through. Promised that a new SAGD project, Aspen, would come online if there was a political party change in Alberta, as there would be lower risk in proceeding to execution (persuading us to vote for his political party of choice). The results end up in his favour, yet the project is still suspended. CEO and upper management - Upper management appear to act as “elites” other than the upstream SVP John Whelan. There have been multiple instances where employee questions in forums were laughed at or turned into a joke. When the CEO was asked to join in on some of the diversity group activities, he walked past without replying or acknowledging the individual. All in all, I have worked for many companies throughout my 40 year career in the Canadian Oil and Gas industry, and Imperial would definitely be ranked the worst. Looking forward to retiring next year, and moving away from this completely mismanaged and racist company. Would recommend any experienced personnel or new graduates to stay away from this company.

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    Advice to Management

    Clean up the mess that you have created. Work on creating a company culture to make employees feel valued.

    Imperial Oil2019-10-10
  9. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Smart, kind, ambitious co workers - become dear friends Great pay and benefits Excellent professional environment Lots of opportunity for self development, courses and learnings Many networks to be a part of on all sorts of diverse topics Awesome gym and classes right in the building! Cafeteria is large and diverse - great salad bar Ping pong room for those that like table tennis Affiliation with ExxonMobil... - one of the biggest companies in the world has great advantages, including personal ones like learning opportunities and international assignments Ability to change roles - never bored Being part of a company that makes a world difference in one of the most essential industries Happy to be here every day

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    Cons

    Some functions and roles are subject to significant work load demands that cause long overtime hours, typically on a cyclical basis No longer in downtown core - good and bad depending on your location and personal preference Evaluation and ranking process, just like in most large companies, has its good and bad aspects

    Imperial Oil2019-08-30
  10. "Short term good pay, long term vision is questionable"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Oil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good job security and benefits

    Cons

    Not sure how long the jobs will be there as they are 100% focused on oil sands and refining.

    Imperial Oil2019-09-09
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