ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
111 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
2.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
30 Ratings

Pros
  • Employees generally respects work-life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • The company offers great pay and benefits (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance seemed really skewed towards work (in 37 reviews)

  • Rating & Ranking system is antiquated at best (in 66 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

111 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (6)

    its ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Programmer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free time to do anything aside from work, which isnt too bad since you make enough money. But sucks to work for a company that destorys the environment

    Cons

    it is boring to do nothing but sit around on the computer all day long without any work to do so it takes a lot of effort to not quit and do something else. man it sucks working for this soul crushing company. I hope it fails.

    Advice to Management

    give some real work to employees instead of people hired to contract on projects. We just all sit around and do nothing and you waste our time and talent, so we just surf the web which you also seem to monitor


  2. Helpful (1)

    Business Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some very challenging work and some good people but mainly the Contract hires have all of the usable knowledge.

    Cons

    Their performance ranking system is the pits. Performance does not count only who you know in the home office so a foreign assignment ruins your career. Hires top college graduates, provides classroom training but no practical training and does not develop specialists.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp your performance system so that the real personnel that will go the extra mile to get positive results for the Company get the rewards..


  3. Helpful (3)

    Paralyzed by safety

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good..Lots of OT for wage guys.. Lazy mans paradise..Workers brag about not picking up a tool in weeks and are able to catch up on TV shows.. Just cry safety concerns and never be accountable..

    Cons

    Will never be productive..Hindered by ignorance and paranoia. They are constantly losing money and are non profitable due to over safety insecurities, Contractors and employees think its a complete joke and pride themselves on how much they don't work due to safety restrictions and manager ignorance. Productivity is about 2 hours out of a 10 hour day.. The worker just has to say we were safe and no one got hurt..Awesome job guys. Torrance will never get a clue

    Advice to Management

    You have become way to soft.. easily fooled


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work for this company

    Cons

    Travel was required and that was too much of a hassle


  6. Don

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Zachary, LA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Zachary, LA

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, good salary, stable and no risk

    Cons

    No one cares about you or anything about you

    Advice to Management

    Company culture fix it!!!!!!


  7. I learned a lot about how to deal with an overly bureaucratic organization.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Contact Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Process Contact Engineer in Baytown, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security. Good salary.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to come up with new great ideas, push them through a bloated bureaucracy, and then embellish whatever accomplishment you came up with to shine on your ranking.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the ranking system. It's too demoralizing.


  8. Old school non progressive company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job, decent benefits, low pressure job

    Cons

    Low tech company, very slow to respond to changes in market, condition of buildings is fairly poor.


  9. Helpful (4)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    The retirement plans and health coverage are great. There are also many company discounts for gym memberships, cell phone plans, etc. There are some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Disconnect between management and worker. Inability to get anything fixed. It's always the worker's fault instead of the old, patched equipment that constantly breaks. The forced overtime is unreal. The workers that stab you in the back for advancement, that they can't even control because advancement is based off seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to feedback from your employees. We want the place to operate more efficiently too. We work with the equipment. Don't take our feedback and throw it out and ignore the building list of problems. And for crying out loud hire more people for once and quit forcing your people to work 1000 hours overtime a year.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Ungreateful Owner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Meeting the different people who come in. Seeing and getting to know the regulars that come in daily.

    Cons

    The rudeness of some customers. The owner is not appreciative of hard work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Loaded with money, full of dishonesty and negative employees, and little recognition/appreciation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Lab Tech
    Current Contractor - Lab Tech

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have lots of money because America's still reliant on oil, and they emphasize a "culture of safety" which was really appealing to me....until I realized that it was merely a facade. I thought cultivating a safety mindset through one of their programs that recognized safe behaviors was a great idea because it required employees to consciously think of safe acts. It reinforced & reminded me of both the daily routine actions we took, as well as the not-so routine ones. Repetition is the mother of all skill so I thought this was a great program....but this was not their intention.

    I won the program for the 2nd time, and the card that was picked was one I filled out for a permanent employee. He received the gift card, but neglected to honor the award of the program for me because the cards were supposedly only for "above and beyond behaviors"...which does not explain the fact that my co-worker received the gift card.

    Cons

    Nearly everyone dislikes the politics, rules, regulations, and are overall very negative and glum. It was so sad to see so many dissatisfied employees, esepecially the lab technians, who would constantly complain about the company. Lab tech cannot travel & the company would waste millions of dollars to fly someone over to the site to be trained on an instrument by a technician (with decades of experience), fly the researcher back across the country to the instrument...just to get around the "techicians can't travel" policy.

    The majority of people working there are contractors, even technicians. Some labs had merely the researcher who sits in their office all day (doing no labwork), and 100% of the technicians on the team were contract technicians. Contractors have no access to gym (proven to fuel productivity), no paid time off, excluded from various events, and vastly underappreciated. Furthermore, the contract allows it so that a contractor can come into work one morning & be laid off. This happened to me. I went on my first vacation in 6 years and took 2 days off. I enjoyed the work I was doing and was finally able to pursue my dream....but then I come back from vacation and my ID card doesn't work at security. With absolutely no reason, warning, justification, I find out my contract position was terminated because "the project wasn't going where they wanted it". Yet, my co-worker who was not a contractor was still on the project... The idiotic thing was that I never even trained someone on the work I personally developed during my time there!

    Researchers also steal patents & ideas from eachother often. A technician might come up with an idea that's intiallly dismissed and then the next week the researcher claims he came up with the exact same idea!

    In the lab I worked, saftey was often neglected for the sake of "productivity" (hidden for years from the P.I.), with cracking pressurized lines, inhaling chemical vapors, and horrid ergonmic conditions...& was even encouraged to hide such acts from the PI.

    Advice to Management

    Do some research on what actually makes employees happy & top predictors of job success!.



Showing 111 of 887 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.