ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
60 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)

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  1. Average Oil and Gas Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for them are the world class assets they have in their portfolio and the financial might they wield. Pay and benefits is competitive and pension is first class. The new Houston campus is amazing but it is 25 mikes north of the city.

    Cons

    Downsides of working for this company are that no matter what they say financial results are more important than anything. People are not their most important asset even if they say that. In the current market environment (3Q 2015) they are taking the scalpel to staff. You will not hear about mass layoffs but the bottom 10% and those who have suggested near term retirement are being showed the door. Most contract staff has or will be let go as well. Forced ranking is an archaic method to evaluate people and unfairly allows the coasters at the top to keep coasting and the workers everywhere else to suffer. Pay is pegged to rank. It is still an old boys network and a new girls network is being started.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut your nose off to save your face during this downturn. Remember the lessons from every other downturn. Negotiate better and build relationships with National Oil Companies. Don't be afraid to try new things.


  2. Cost Engineering Intern Review

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    Former Intern - Cost Engineering in Spring, TX
    Former Intern - Cost Engineering in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern

    Pros

    Has a great internship program, great benefits even for the interns, and salary. They make sure to give projects that are challenging and will add great value to the company. Compared to previous internships, there was never a day I had nothing to do. They give you the freedom to make the project your own and take initiative.

    Cons

    If you plan to advance within the company you have to be willing to travel across the globe multiple times throughout your career. Most people have moved over 5 times. Now that the Houston campus has been built it will allow for more stable careers, but you would be looking at living in Houston, which I personally was not a fan of. Although I worked with some great coworkers it is still a very competitive and stressful environment at times.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not a great job

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    Former Intern - Intern in Spring, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Spring, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New Campus is wonderful for collaboration and meeting people, pay is good, lots of nice people who are willing to talk to interns, lots of interesting jobs available worldwide

    Cons

    My job was a fairly boring 'intern job' that didnt match up to the exciting jobs real engineers have, declining US asset base means fewer opportunities for young US engineers, ranking is forced and everything is closed doors and secretive, no 9/80

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to give real experiences to young US engineers, use a more open and understood ranking and promotion system to eliminate 'white male'-type dominance


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  5. engineer intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exxonmobil as a corporation has high values towards their employees. The company has a lot of status and gives back to the community.

    Cons

    I was paired up with a mentor for 3 months, he was gone for 1.5 months. My supervisor got mad i asked for help from other employees because my mentor was the only one i was suppose to work with. Quote "I shouldn't be paying my employees to help with intern projects, ask your mentor". Ironically i couldn't ....It is very hard to get in touch with co-workers in different departments & everyone would work over time everyday. It seems work life balance would be very hard to do with exxon.

    Advice to Management

    pair interns with employees who have time


  6. Mobil Gas

    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to meet a lot of people.

    Cons

    You meet some strange people.

    Advice to Management

    When I worked there -there were no bullet proof glass installed.


  7. Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Pay. Exciting. Always something new.

    Cons

    Stress. Ranking system. Lots of people care more about working than living.


  8. exxon mobil

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible work schedual lots of overtime friendly staff and management training provided multiple locations good pay free coffie gas discount cards

    Cons

    I always had to work every weekend and i never had a holiday off and i never got a six month or one year review

    Advice to Management

    i would like to see management incorporate a performense based raise system or some kind of incentive program since there is no raise system in place.thank you


  9. Geoscience Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geoscience Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geoscience Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Gain valuable experience working with Geologists, Geophysicists, Petrophyicists, Reservoir Engineers, computer support and data management. Receive both in house, external, and on the job training.

    Cons

    Ranking system causes less team work, less collaboration, less for both the company and the individual advancement

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the staff, acknowledge the team and individuals frequently, smile. Do this for all levels of staff on a regular basis.


  10. Honest opinion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is very process oriented and well organized. Very good orientation program and excellent knowledge base

    Cons

    Really big corporation with little focus on individual development careerwise. Unnecessary red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management should be more focused on employee development rather than process and encourage creativity


  11. Military-ish Culture with good pay

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    Current Employee - Counsel in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Counsel in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    (Unique to law dept)-- Law firm partner level pay, insanely good almost unlimited first class travel, autonomy, really easy, few hours, ability to outsource all of one's work with very little pushback from anyone. Executive pay is outrageously good and even mid-level lawyer eventually earn hundreds of thousands a year in stock and bonuses (after 15-20 years of experience). About 10% or so of the law department makes 1M+ and 35% make 500+

    Cons

    No nexus between pay and performance, pretty bad management, zero diversity of thought (groupthink is rampant), location in exurbs of Houston, pay structure for senior employees incentivizes bad/lazy behavior since 60% or more of one's pay is discretionary and can be taken away at any time, so managers in particular have no incentive to do anything but hide/avoid being noticed and suck up. It's a nerdy management culture where the nerds promote their dorky proteges, creating an endless cycle of dorks who act like mean drunks (drunk from the insane amount of money they make for doing very little work)

    Advice to Management

    After many years I have determined that advice is futile for most of them. It may benefit some of them to realize they would probably fail in any well managed company, so a little humility might help.



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