Imperial Oil Employee Reviews

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Great place to grow for students
Internal Audit Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ON30 November 2011
Since Imperial Oil is the leading corporation in Oil& Gas industry, if you are interested to begin your career in this specific area, it is definetely a first choice for you.
Pros
benefits are good, i.e. extra company paid holiday per month.
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Productive Lab - Well oiled machine
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 March 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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A good company to work for.
Warehouseman (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON3 April 2012
Imperial gave me the opportunity to begin my working career right out of high school. Pay and benefits were good and the oppotunity for advancement was always there.
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Okay
Senior Operator (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS7 June 2012
Good pay and benefits but has a Neanderthallic management.
Pros
money
Cons
no work life balance
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safety is number one,one team one goal nobody gets hurt.
Journeyman 309A Red Seal (Former Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON23 February 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, BC26 November 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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Awesome place to work
Imperial Oil Ltd (Former Employee) –  Cold Lake, AB6 March 2014
Imperial is an excellent company to work for
learned every aspect of the heavy oil operation
excellent co-workers
fun placce towork
Pros
great benefits, weekends off
Cons
some long days
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Good overall
Senior Process Engineer Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB15 March 2016
The job was good and all was fine till oil prices dropped and it all ended for contractors and many permanents and very quickly.
Pros
good contract work
Cons
none
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Pays Well but no life work balance
WCMP - Senior Information Management Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Calgary17 December 2015
Long hours with the expectation to work weekends. Respectful and professional work environment. Excellent working groups, lots of collaboration
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Productive Workplace with lots to teach
Proces Operator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 March 2016
I was knew coming in to the tax department, but learned a great deal by the grace of my colleagues. I felt very welcome as part of the team and greatly enjoyed my time there.
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Rotational
(Contract) Senior Admin (Former Employee) –  Kearl Lake, AB3 March 2016
This was a fly in/fly out camp position. I enjoyed the flexibility of working 3 weeks and then having 2 weeks off.

I was contract to Imperial and not an employee.
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Best company in the oil patch bar none
Senior V.P. (Former Employee) –  Numerous but Calgary the final place4 March 2013
The company stressed from day one of my employment a very high regard for safety,business ethics and best in class performance. The culture was clearly defined via the company's articulated operating mandate of operational excellence and focus on best practices. Co-workers were of extremely high calibre and management was focussed on timely communications and treating employees with dignity and respect.
Proud to have been an employee for 37 years.
Pros
great environment to work in
Cons
frustrating appraisal system with too much differentiation attempted for the average employee.
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Very productive and exhausting, Needed to set-up half of Canada into the new call center in New Brunswick
Customer Service Data Entry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Moncton, NB21 August 2012
Long Hours, we did achieved to set-up the call centre and get it going in three months. I was in charged to train four new employees which at some parts they got discouraged but they pull through and they did accomplish their tasks. The hardest part were the salesmen wanted to get paid for account that did not have good credit. It was a good challenge. The most enjoyable part of the job was to achieve the set-up and working with all kind of people.
Pros
meeting all kind of people and achievement
Cons
extra long hours
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Technically Inclined Work Environment
Technical Contact Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON4 January 2015
Computerized tech support is surprisingly useful within Imperial Oil and Exxon Mobil, although it may take a day or two for the knowledgeable agent to contact you.

Typically 8 am - 5 pm with a 30 min lunch. Solving difficult operational problems in the Tech Contact role. Management is understanding, and co-workers are willing to assist when appropriate.

It was sometimes hard to accept a shortcut simplification solution due to the time permitted, when a more technically accurate solution was in sight.

Helping solve problems that co-workers had been struggling with was enjoyable.
Pros
Satisfying real-time results from work done.
Cons
Technically difficult position.
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Great woking environment
Inspection Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON7 January 2016
Enjoyed working there a lot! Great company, great people. Was involved extensively with many departments within the company.
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fast paced work environment
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 November 2015
Many things to be learned. Extremely competitive work environment. Dynamic personalities. Heavily enforced data integrity. Encourages highly efficient rate of task completion in order to keep production running at an acceptable pace.
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Imperial Oil is a fabulous company, it provides great opportunities for personal growth and promotions. It has the best benefits package and Pension.
Inventory Management and Accounting Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 March 2013
printed bank statements, collect all back up documents to support the transactions on the bank statements. Identified any unusual entries on the bank statement, ensured all entries had been accounted for. Then balanced the bank statements. Post journal entries, printed B/S account details then started reconciled them.
Pros
a lot of food left over from meetings
Cons
long hours to commute from home to work
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Interesting and well-organized with great atmosphere
Millwright Summer Student (Former Employee) –  Cold Lake, AB15 April 2015
I was a summer co-op student working as an apprentice millwright and enjoyed the learning experience. Everyone was knowledgeable and easy to get along with at Esso-Imperial Cold Lake. Safety was a very high priority and had good communication between management and the maintenance department I was stationed.

Would work there again if given the opportunity.
Pros
Scheduling, great atmosphere, good equipment, charity events, transportation provided
Cons
long commute and bad roads
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Well respectfull work enviroment. My co-workers and supervisors listened and worked well with others.
ELECTRICAL LEAD, Kentz Canada (Former Employee) –  kearl lake ft mcmurry ,21 October 2015
Great place to work , issues resoved in a timely fashon, changes made as identified and an enjoyable work environment. Organizational structure and communication between different groups was ok, and improved as in problems identified.
Pros
great work enviroment
Cons
none
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Great crew environment
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Cold Lake Operations5 May 2014
At this company you will work 12 hour shifts, on a 5/4, 4/5 rotation. You can expect to work night shifts once you are qualified to work in all units.

A typical day at Imperial can get really busy as you have to write permits first thing in the morning, followed by a morning meeting to discuss the days work in each units, but it can also be followed by a few welcomed slack days.

While at one of the plants, I've learned to work in all 3 units. I was also blessed to be trained by this company in the art of working safely and to look after your fellow team mates.

Co-workers were the greatest as most had plenty of experience to draw from. Really fun environment with great co-workers.

The hardest part of the job is to be available at multiple work sites within your unit when a lot of things are happening at the same time. Being safe becomes more so a priority and communicating with co-workers and contractors alike is very important. Besides having to do your own work, dealing with other priorities can be stressful, making this I think the most difficult part of the job.

Getting together with co-workers and management on a scheduled event such as playing golf and other extra curricular activities is the greatest part I think.
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
The culture. Still old mentality
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4.2
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