Imperial Oil Employee Reviews

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Safety First
Process Operations Technician (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ONOctober 26, 2015
Great place to learn different process equipment. The company praises on there safety first logo and is shown in how the people work and prepare equipment for mechanical work. The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my colleagues, taking in new learning experiences and being able to plan and conquer tasks also individually.
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Amazing!
Labour Worker (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NSMarch 27, 2016
Now off the bat i will say why i gave it a one star in Job Security/Advancement. I was once again contracted threw this company with Labor Ready so i wasn't really going to advance here, BUT i still loved this Job due to everything being almost perfect with it. Safety was threw the roof, the people were extremely friendly, and the pay that even i was making and ALL i was told was i wasn't making half of what they make and i was making over a grand every two weeks. i NEVER had a bad day at all. I lost this sight due to an ex who was my dependable ride at the time as i had to be at sight before 6 am and no bus went out that way at said time and it was to pricey of a cab at the time which i lived in South End Halifax and the sight was in Woodside Oil refinery again i digress as i was also to blame for not implementing how imperative that i get there before 6 and she simply took to long getting ready.
Pros
Great Place. Great People. Amazing Safety. Amazing Pay. and Great Hours.
Cons
Gotta be willing to get really dirty and stinky.
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Work camp environment. Imperial takes the PC movement to a whole new level.
mechanic (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABSeptember 19, 2016
Kearl is full of backstabbing weasels ready to throw you under the bus to try and get ahead, beware of offending anyone as you'll be fired so quickly it will make your head spin. If you enjoy working for a bunch of fairies who pretend to care about you it's a great place. No union equals no job security. They can do what they want with whomever and they do !
Pros
paycheques
Cons
Politically correctness out of control, very limited food options
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Too much office politics, not enough recognition for contributions, good job security
PE (Former Employee) –  SarniaSeptember 21, 2016
Work/life balance can be a challenge, too much office politics, not enough direct recognition for contributions. Management seeks all the benefits of profitable business and often tend to take credit for results. The workers do not tend to work as a team as there is significant internal competition. The work environment is competitive and therefore offers a good learning experience to grow.
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Very professional
Area Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 4, 2016
A fast pace environment with great opportunities.
Excellent coworkers and senior management.
Worked on travel and expense.
Calendar management.
Catering for in house meetings.Invoice and time sheet follow up. Holiday tracking as well as on boarding and off boarding.
Pros
summer hours reduced with some Friday office closures
Cons
Assign a designated person for initial training.
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Probably one of the better managed companies
Shift Engineer & Control Room Operator (Former Employee) –  Alberta and NWT, CanadaMarch 15, 2016
The organization ain't perfect but it is pretty darn good.

They a a little overboard with the documentation process but that's the world we live in these days.

I did get to learn more and experience more opportunities than most did, as I was willing to move geographically as well as take on different responsibilities. This helped build a great resume' for myself.

Employee development and training varies due to the fact that any person that delivers training to a newbie will have their own level of quality job done. But still they do a better than average job at this as most everything has a procedure and training documentation is comprehensive and detailed. This is really important stuff.

Safety is good. The one thing that causes variation in that is each employee and how well the foreman or plant superintendent has a handle on how to deliver it and to support it. That's the case anywhere in the world you go. They are setup well to compel a safety mindset.

Quality of work life is good and for long stretches, has been fabulous.

Annual bonuses are belittling and badly administered. I expect the administration of a rewards system is always subject to politics and the abilities of the person managing it. That's a universal theme throughout the corporate world.

These are just minor picks. Considering all the others out there making Oil & Gas,___ they do a pretty good job. Better than most.
Pros
Good training, Good safety, Good employee developement, Good benfits and pension programs, Extensive opportunities for advancement and to travel the world if one has a mind to do so.
Cons
Heavy on the paper work
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Great Place to work very responsible company
Utilities Power Engineer/Plant Operations (Current Employee) –  Kearl Lake, ABSeptember 1, 2016
Very safety oriented culture with complete employee and management buy in. Very environmentally responsible company and a very family working atmosphere.
Pros
Excellent benefits and salary. Safety oriented culture.
Cons
Commute to work
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Employer of Choice - 5 Stars
Contractor - Not Employee (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABAugust 19, 2016
Imperial is an outstanding company that is world class in all operations. This is one of a small handful of large companies that continuously perform best in class everyday.
Pros
World Class Company
Cons
Career Advancement Opportunities are Limited / Slow to Happen
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Not just a company but truly a community focused on excellence with a prioity on HSE followed by flawless execution and continous improvement .
TurnaroundPlanner (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMarch 4, 2016
Truly a company where you can have a career only limited by your own choices . Where the focus is on pursuit of excellence , no matter what the endeavor.
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Great Company
Small Container Operations/Blending Operation (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, ABFebruary 1, 2016
Given many tools to take control of your career. Long days, cold days, constant threat around you. Many transitions through management and interchanging of managers.
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Productive and challenging work experience
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Sharon, ONAugust 6, 2016
System management, staff management , Company procedure , interaction with customer, customer service, government regulation
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amazing company to work for
Programs Coordinator (Retail) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJuly 4, 2016
Great company, great salary, great benefits.People are very caring. Plus the one friday off is a great bonus to run errands that you need to run on weekdays.
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Safe place to work
Steam Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Cold Lake, ABJuly 7, 2016
Very safe company to work for they make sure its the first thought before any task at work. Friendly community don't allow for anyone to discriminate against another.
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Very Caring Employer
Cost Estimator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJuly 23, 2015
This company provided great benefits to full time employees but not to contractors which is understandable.

They care for employees very well and keep them engaged and informed for any strategic decision.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Mulitiple Level Ownership for work
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Productive Lab - Well oiled machine
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMarch 18, 2016
Everyone working in the Imperial Oil lab is very professional and respectful. Hard working, very well organized. Everyone works in all areas and help is always offered if needed. Hardest part of the job is keeping up with all the work.
Pros
lots of company outings and event.s
Cons
early mornings
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Good work and life balance
Reservoir Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABMay 6, 2016
Good work environment and learning experience. Great training programs and good mentorship to grow ones career. Good work and life balance
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Working 10 hours days 5-6 day a week, In order to meet heavy workloads and the demands of the project.
Document Control (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 14, 2012
• Identifying any anomalies that didn’t support quality, integrity and the Contractor was notified immediately with a rejection letter and full explanation of this matter, the documentation was held over until they met the standards required.
Pros
exceptional salary, learning new procedures, learning new software applications, diplomacy
Cons
long hours to meet the deadlines, no process was set in place for months, extremely frustrating having no structure to adhere by.
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safety is number one,one team one goal nobody gets hurt.
Journeyman 309A Red Seal (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, ONFebruary 23, 2016
Great safe place to work and gain respect for procedures and others. Awesome staff, friendly always willing to help and get answers for you. The main focus at IOL is safety not production witch makes the worker feel comfortable and can stay focused on the task at hand.
Pros
Safety
Cons
Not full time
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Exemplary work environment conducive to successful building of customer service skills
Attendant (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BCNovember 26, 2015
Esso/On the Run, a subsidiary of Imperial Oil, is an exemplary place to work and comes highly recommended for all of the skills one can develop there. The average day consists of interactions with approximately 300 customers and forces one to think quickly on their feet and adapt their approach to a very diverse group of customers so as to speed up the process yet still leave customers feeling happy.
The management was exceptional, with the owner/manager ensuring he himself helped out during the weekdays and checked in on weekends. This helped to keep staff morale elevated.
The coworkers were a great group as well, mainly of South Asian descent but full of enthusiasm for working and a willingness to learn on the fly.
The hardest part of the job would arguably be the lack of breaks, with a lone attendant unable to close down the store to take a quick break. Fortunately, this was rectified by the attendant being allowed to take multiple moments to collect themselves in between customers, effectively serving as replacements for one long extended break.
Pros
Varied clientele, quick pace, flexible scheduling.
Cons
No breaks.
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Great environment for work
Operations (several positions in the Refinery) (Former Employee) –  IOL Nanticoke RefineryFebruary 5, 2013
Very challenging and interesting work - definitely an environment to learn new things everyday.

Management always stressed Safety was number #1. Have worked for other companies , however would have to say IOL is at the top of list when it comes to safety.

Hardest part of any job is not so much the technical side, but the interactions with other people.

Most enjoyed working on new projects - always challenging and very rewarding when project is completed.
Pros
good compensation - benefits.
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Overall rating

4.2
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