So I had a major health issue and was told by 7 doctors not to return to work at Imperial. SunLife declined to pay long term disabilty. Union won't do anything. Lawyer sent a couple of appeal letters to SunLife but then gave up. Not once has... — read more
I see people still quitting after the awesome salary increases. I am seriously assessing my long term career in this company. Are we that broken?
I have noticed few supervisor and manager level folks quitting since new year. I have seen them quit from Cold Lake and Calgary, and there may be some from Kearl too. With better ranking and higher salary, these people have no reason to quit. Now... — read more
Now that everyone got a big raise, this website has gone quiet. At the end end of the day it was all money. No more complaints about management and supervisors. We are a happy bunch now.
I tried to get a job at Imperial as I live in Quarry Park area. Seems like one has to be a student or be very lucky. Can someone please help me to understand how such a big company rarely posts vacancies on its website? Kelly Services??
Rumour has it that mother Exxon gets about 8.8% increase, on average collectively amongst all business unit/performance. Any update on what IOL numbers will be like?
I would like this to once again become the company that I used to love working for. However, probably only a miracle can help to fix this place.
Strongly suspect that if I were to put in my two weeks notice that I'd be immediately walked out the door. Anyone know if that would impact benefits (i.e. health insurance) for the remaining two weeks? I'd assume they'd still be good and not shut... — read more
It has literally become a guessing game of who will leave our team next. People are continuously leaving and there are no signs that attrition will at least slow down any time soon. I don't know if there is even a way this company can retain... — read more
Managers are too chicken to even give their direct reports a heads up. These asian clones just show up at site and managemet expects you to do the data transfer. Bring out the data sync cable ppl. Good luck getting ppl to train their job away.
Imperial Oil shares hit all time high of $79.83 today. Share price was $24.45 at the end of last year. So, all the stock options that management got at the end of last year has tripled in valve. Good news for the management folks for sure... — read more
As the title indicates. I am currently interviewing for several companies in the O&G business. Including imperial. Imperial is at the top of my list. Just not sure what my path will be at this point. This site is opening my eyes to some concerns I... — read more
Some managers and team leads are absolute bullies. They are inhuman and ruthless. There's no need to use "some" in this context. All managers are bullies. We used to have good managers but they were driven out because they were not good fits for... — read more
There are those who say that there won't be any soon, but there are also some rumors that more layoffs are soon to follow. In any case, it is always better to be prepared. I wonder if anyone has any insight on how far we are from the new cuts?
With talks of layoffs and cuts, we need to unionize. Many crown corps and government offices have unions, and the pay and job security are decent. This includes office workers (CL25 and below).
A few things I learned after the forum: Management is way out of touch with reality. Record high inflation, attrition, but no bonuses? We are Imperial Oil so we won't follow the same pay bonus as Exxon but will literally do everything else like... — read more
An arrogant manager with a big ego who constantly devalues other people's work for reasons known only to himself. All he does is pretend to be doing something useful, while at the same time demoralizing people more competent than himself, who end... — read more
Brad Corson must of had a difficult time today talking at the employee forum with his mouth so full of bullsh-t. Major questions were being reviewed\filtered by his minions to protect him for what employees really thought. Most questions were... — read more
Anyone knows what would happen if I just refuse to participate in the rigged performance review process? i.e. not to fill the forms for achievements, strengths and areas for development or provide KOs?
Has anyone noticed the surge in EIT postings month? Compared to the last couple years, it really seems that IOL is focusing on new grad development. Perhaps a step in the positive direction?
The trick is, get a job outside, and ask for a start date few months later. Use “silent quitting” to get fired/PIPed. Then you get the severance package before starting your new job. This is very effective for folks who have more than 10 years in... — read more
Shell is giving 8% salary uplift based on their profit margin increase. Imperial did the same, if not better. How much salary uplift can we expect?
Is targeting NRE’s and RE’s a new strategy at imperial ? As a young engineer here, I am starting to get concerned about the future I have here. Not cool
What would be your guess?
I am struggling to believe what I heard. Did I hear it right that IOL’s Upstream Engineering will be trimmed by 60 people by the end of the year? If it doesn’t happen by attrition, the balance will be PIPed/laid-off??
Has anyone been put on a PIP and not lost their job? I was highly ranked and the last few years was ranked Very Good, then Good, and now NSI with PIP. Also, anyone with severance info would be great. I feel like this is inevitable.
Considering the amount of work I do, I am underpaid. Have you compared your salary with that of some competing companies? I did and that made me even more demoralized. It seems that if you want to be adequately compensated the only solution is to... — read more
Is Imperial actually going to do anything about salaries, or are we just going to keep losing employees? With inflation over 8% per year, no general raises for 2021 and very limited raises in 2022, most employees are now earning less in real terms... — read more
Did I hear it correctly from our Upstream VP that, engineering will be trimmed in size by 10%?? And the 10% reduction is AFTER including the new hires from now till 2025?? Can someone please enlighten me if I got the message correctly!!
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/imperial-imo-xom-to-sell-canadian-shale-assets-for-c%241.9b I have a divided opinion about selling Montney and Duvernay shale oil and gas assets. I would like to hear your opinion?
Does anyone have any insight on the reasoning behind eliminating the "Engineering Career Hires" job posting for new/recent engineering grads in Sept and only doing job-specific ones? Why has the recruiting of new grads dropped significantly by IOL... — read more
I was yesterday-years old when I found out that there’s an actual CSF group. Can someone tell me how these clowns directly contribute to the bottom line? Sounds like easy target for outsourcing or just getting rid of completely.
I notice that most of them literally have to pretend to be doing something because they are totally useless. At the same time, my colleagues and hard workers continue to go to other companies where they are more valued. There are too many managers... — read more
Why can we NOT see the name of the people who are leaving the company on the Personnel Announcement page in the intranet??? Why can’t we know how many of our jobs will disappear due to PORTING this year, or next year??? How many people are... — read more
I report to American leaders (yes, that’s plural) who report to American managers (yes, again plural) who report to American VPs (yep, plural again). When I say Americans, I mean that they’re located at EM in the US! How is this legal in Canada? — read more
This is not Imperial Oil anymore. Let’s be honest and change the signs to ExxonMobil. Imperial managers only goal is to keep their EM bosses happy so they can move on and get well ranked. They will drive BTC targets and reduce local head count to... — read more
I recently talked someone out of coming here. My opinion is that young capable and talented people have nothing to look for here. It is true that this is no longer the IOL I came to a few years ago. It used to be possible to grow technical expertise... — read more
Engineers are leaving left and right in recent months. Most left for higher-paying jobs or companies with larger technical groups. Attritions been on-going for the last 6 months, yet, positions are not being back-filled. Works got spread around to... — read more
with this geopolitics happening I sure hope that more projects will be coming. Maybe budget will be better next year?
Does anyone know if the employee verification letter says if you've been terminated or not. I understand it's just dates, employment status, and job titles. But just want to be sure.