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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
702 Reviews
3.7
702 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way (in 40 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account (in 65 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exxon Mobil has been great as an intern

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

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

    Pros

    tough lots of work but definetly worth the reqard monetarily speaking has a lot of work balnce along with the rest o the stuff that you do

    Cons

    i have had some challenges in terms of keeping up with managment they can be kinda picky sometimes i dont know hy performance reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they could be less pickyo n performance reviews too much evalutation times spent on things that do not need to be looked at

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work/Life Balance Challenges

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, consistent employer with a long-term business focus. Re-emphasizing US Gulf Coast growth, especially in commodity petrochemicals. Personnel and operations safety is highly emphasized.

    Cons

    Rating and ranking system is extremely opaque and arbitrary. No clear way to self-direct career path, especially in the engineering specialist disciplines. No 9/80 schedule option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a job posting system that at least makes employees aware of other assignment possibilities, as is done in almost all other companies in Exxon's class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefit, projects, competitive nature, training, looks good on resume and career builder. Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way. Good pay, interesting work, intelligent colleagues, multicultural environment

    Cons

    Conservative, lack of work/life balance, feels pressure all the time. Though the workforce is diverse, most managers and executives are white, Anglo men. That sends a negative signal to your worldwide personnel as to their prospects at the company and probably hurts performance at the top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stable corporation that takes good care of you.

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Choose your career path. Compensation is very competitive. High performance is rewarded handsomely. Some positions allow you to create your own work.

    Cons

    Forced ranking system. Some positions carry a lot of stress and long working hours; weekends and nights occasionally. Some employees get by on how well they are liked instead of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the comp time vs. overtime policy. Could push hard working employees into the arms of a competitor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company if you get to the right start.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Beaumont, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. 401k is 7 percent match. Pay is great for process operators.

    Cons

    Overtime is mandatory. Average 950 hours of OT a year. No time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and stop being greedy with funds.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great compagnie

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great companyto work for , vacations, flexible schedule, travels

    Cons

    Not easy to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facilitate promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefit, projects, competitive nature, training, looks good on resume and career builder

    Cons

    Conservative, lack of work/life balance, feels pressure all the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Technical Intern - Baytown, TX

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Invaluable experience with meaningful projects and real responsibilities. Steep learning curve, but there is a lot of support along the way and everyone is excited to help you. As far as an internship goes, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. And as a full time, you will never be bored as you transition jobs about every 2-3 years.

    Cons

    ExxonMobil is for a very specific personality type: competitive & Type A. I didn't see it as an intern but after many discussions with full time employees, there is a lot of throwing people under the bus. Also a big brother feeling that you have to be there for 10+ hours per day to get any sort of advancement (although this was never said by anyone).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transition career advancement from more of a demand to more of a discussion and have more mobility between different companies within Exxon (upstream/downstream, etc)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart people, good values, a bit inconsistent

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, interesting work, intelligent colleagues, multicultural environment

    Cons

    Admin staff not helpful, quality of leadership is inconsistent across different groups, and you have little to no say in your own career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though the workforce is diverse, most managers and executives are white, Anglo men. That sends a negative signal to your worldwide personnel as to their prospects at the company and probably hurts performance at the top. Also, be more transparent with employees about your plans for their careers. You might learn something, or even make things better, through two-way dialogue, instead of just issuing top-down commands. Some managers seem to understand this, while many others (who are less respected as a result) take a more dictatorial approach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Love my job, but feel like second class citizen

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the fast-paced and challenging work in a pleasant work environment. I recommend working here as an employee only ... not as a contractor.

    Cons

    ExxonMobil tends to hire contractors to avoid providing benefits. I work just as hard as employees with the same title and responsibilities, but get no benefits - no vacation, no insurance, no 401K matching funds, and probably less pay than my co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring long-term contractors (longer than 3-6 mos) to work at the same level of responsibility and professionalism as employees, but without providing the same benefits, is SHAMEFUL and DEMORALIZING to contractors. To make matters worse, all O&G related businesses are behaving the same way, making it very difficult for contractors to become permanent employees like their co-workers who were hired before this trend began.

    Never in my life did I expect to be my age, with my level of experience, under-paid, over-worked, no hope for even 1 day of paid vacation, no health insurance, no 401K, and basically no respect. It's painful to watch everyone around me get vacation time, Christmas bonuses, all the packaged benefits employees enjoy, while I pretty much eat dirt. I don't begrudge them their benefits, because they deserve them ... but so do I.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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