Maintenance. Planner/supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 June 2017
Competitive salaries, opportunities for advancement, good benefits packages. Strong commitment to safety and environment, Good work environment due to a very strong employee base of very easy to work with personal
Labour Worker (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 27 March 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.
Great Place. Great People. Amazing Safety. Amazing Pay. and Great Hours.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 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.
Shift Engineer & Control Room Operator (Former Employee) – Alberta and NWT, Canada – 15 March 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.
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.
safety is number one,one team one goal nobody gets hurt.
Journeyman 309A Red Seal (Former Employee) – Nanticoke, ON – 23 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.
Exemplary work environment conducive to successful building of customer service skills
Attendant (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 26 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.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 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.
Process Operations Technician (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 26 October 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.
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.