ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
672 Reviews
3.6
672 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 63 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good pay, challenging work, few opportunities unless a favored engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Chemist in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Laboratory Chemist in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil. Management is also good for the most part. Opportunities to move ahead are available if you work at it. Work can be satisfying if you are in the right group

    Cons

    Vacation time is below par. Have to do a lot of extra-job activities for the opportunities to move ahead, work performance doesn't seem to matter. If you are anything but an engineer you are a second class citizen or worse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to collect a paycheck

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

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

    Pros

    Job stability since the oil, gas and chemical industry is currently thriving.

    Cons

    No one seems to know where there career is headed. Way too much secretive behavior concerning potential employee development and opportunities. Not knowing where your career is headed is ridiculous. Pay is good but is still relatively lower than some of the other major oil companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to value your employees more or you will lose your more ambitious ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    safe company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    good to working with smart people.

    Cons

    tough work load. especially in computational sections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nurture young generation to raise loyal employees and gain new technology talent pool.

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  5.  

    A good job if taken with a grain of salt

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people and regulars that you see are always nice and happy to see you. I also enjoyed the schedule and everyday routine.

    Cons

    The company I work for is family run and owned. Their is no room for higher improvement on the step ladder. The store will always look at you if there is a problem even if it's not your fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gained good technical experience but high pressure work environment.

    Former Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    A lot of varied work to gain experience quickly, pay is above average, has policies to promote from within so good opportunities to advance career

    Cons

    High pressure, high stress environment. More of a competitive culture than collaborative. Work-life balance seemed really skewed towards work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a more collaborative work environment between engineers.

  7.  

    A place to develop a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to choose a career path and develop. They really support your training and learning to be a better employee.

    Cons

    They don't share the wealth of the company's performance with all employees who help contribute to the company's success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough resources to get the job done versus spreading your employes thin forcing them to not have work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company if you're comfortable with office politics.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Freedom to work when/where you want, as long as the business goals are achieved (within reason, of course).

    Cons

    Much of the management are just promoted lead engineers, with poor leadership and people skills. Success as deemed by the company requires more than just simply doing a good or great job. EM uses a forced ranking system, so you often have to do things above and beyond to set yourself apart from your peers (perception).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    ExxonMobil Response

    May 20, 2014Recruiting Consultant

    Thanks for the feedback. Consistent, quality supervisor training is an initiative currently being worked in Human Resources.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ranking & Rating

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

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

    Pros

    I've been gainfully employed for the last 24 years without being laid off, so it shows to be a very stable company. In comparison to other companies in the same category, the pay is decent. You are given 10 days to dedicate towards training, so that's good!

    Cons

    If you're not at the MPT Level, you won't get many projects assigned to you. If you're at the OCA level, you tend to stay there and you're expected to complete all of the work given to you within your 8 hour time period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for talent at the OCA level and put a plan in place to get those folks to the MPT level. A real plan!!! OCA staff don't have a true career path and if they have the desire to transfer, they really don't know what to ask for. Management really doesn't know what job to match them with either. Roles or positions are created at the OCA level and a skill area is not created for it. So in some cases, you really don't know what skill family to connect with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    For those who love formality and processes.

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company for someone who is right out of grad school. The salary and benefits are excellent and you will pay of those student loans in no time.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. It is a very fast-paced, formal, structured, process and guideline heavy environment.

    The rating and ranking process is brutal and destroys employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    6 years experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, pretty good rotational program if you know how to work it.

    Cons

    Below average salaries for big oil and gas companies, raises and bonuses are weak. Little control over career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people, listen to their goals

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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