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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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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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Great Company
Small Container Operations/Blending Operation (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 February 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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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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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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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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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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Safety First
Process Operations Technician (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON26 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.
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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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Very Caring Employer
Cost Estimator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 July 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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Good environment
Document Control Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Alberta9 June 2015
• Maintained Voucher library for all vendors.
• Tracked, verified and processed all new incoming documentation, by bar coded system.
• Confidently handled documentation
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Great people
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Sherwood Park, AB30 April 2015
My co-workers are the most kindest people, great place to work. Safety is the first thing that the managers always remind everyone to practice everyday. I enjoined whenever the company treat people with lunch for the hard work we did.
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Great place to work.
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON28 April 2015
This job was a casual position but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

I was able to work in various departments and thrived in learning new skills while I was there.

I was offered a full-time position with the Sarnia Police Service which was why I left.
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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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Excellent work and safety environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 February 2015
Lovely place to work. Unique culture that supports advancement and ethical work practices. The hardest part was adjusting to the many processes in place.
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Learn lot on commissioning and start up works
Lead Project Controls (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB22 January 2015
Learn lot on commissioning and start up works. Very good systems and procedures in place.Every one on the project always support each other an share information. Like to work with this company in future.
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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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Excellent opportunity to gain the tools and knoledge to advance in the field
Intermediate HSE Advisor (Former Employee) –  Aspen/Athabasca Field Project27 November 2014
• Review and revise all existing Job Safety Analysis’ for Predator Drillings entire operations as well as create additional JSA’s that may not have been previously available
• Review and revise all existing Standard Operating Procedures with elected drilling supervisors providing assistance
• Host pre-tower safety meetings and safety “stand-ups” providing information regarding any potential safety concerns relating to the operations
• Observe and participate in safety meetings held by crews prior to operations and attest their performance
• Perform Loss Prevention Observations to grade the crews overall effectiveness when engaged in their respective roles and to confirm that the standard operating procedures are being followed or, if in need of revision, are promptly revised
• Review all Hazard Identifications, Behaviour Based Observations & Near Misses daily, and enter the data into a “real time” statistics report that is used to follow trending pattern on site
• Provide daily, weekly, and monthly inspection reports on various aspects of the entire work site
• Provide information in a morning conference call regarding daily activities, trending patterns and primary objectives that the crews are focusing on relating to their specific tasks
• Orientate new to site workers and ensure that not only is all their respective documentation up to date, but that they understand the code and conduct of each and every employee on site, as well as the expectations of the prime contractor and other contractors on site
• Coordinate with other safety advisors within the project and
  more... provided a weekly statistics report for both the Contractor and Prime Contractor of the project.
• Develop an Emergency Response Plan as well as a Human Construction Traffic Interface Plan for each site and provide access to these plans to all workers present on site
• Upon incident, organize an investigation as to the nature of the incident and provide an incident report that is to be generated by a team of on-site supervisors
• Assist and mentor crews in performing man-down drills, hazard hunts and other safety conscious exercises to help encourage crewmembers active participation in these activities
• Review all active and existing permits and inspections on site and ensure they are completed properly and in a timely manner
• Select and award an individual, weekly, that was on site and demonstrated a commitment to safety, not only to himself but to his fellow workers
• Act as a private confidante for any and all crewmembers that felt the need to share certain aspects of their lives that may attribute to their performance and ultimately, the safety of themselves and others
• Provide recommendations at the end of the project season on ways to improve the overall safety and performance of the workers on site as well as third party
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Mine Material Handling Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 November 2014
A great place to work with great professionals. They pay above average but expect above average results in return. A good place to work.
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