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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
703 Reviews
3.7
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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 43 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 37 reviews)

  • Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account (in 66 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Training Manager

    • 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

    Pros

    Independence. Watching other employees you have trained succeed is very gratifying. pay structure and salary amount. I really enjoyed being able to help the employees that were eager to learn. Training new managers in a retail environment and seeing they learn and become confident in themselves and their training is great.

    Cons

    workload. There are a lot of employees that show up for training and are just there because they are required to be there and pretty much zone out from the minute you start to speak until the class is over. Having to train a group where there isn't anyone paying attention is disheartening and sends you home wondering why you are even there. During site walks seeing faces of employees that you remember from class as not paying attention and they are taking short cuts with their job duties out of laziness. You spend a great deal of time chasing paperwork and staying organized at home on your own time. The higher that you move up the salary structure the more often that you get to see Corporate auditors in an attempt to find reasons to hold you back, not give you raises and good reviews or outright show you the door so they can give your position to somebody on the bottom end of the pay scale. They don't value people but paperwork is worth it's weight in oil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the mentality that Mobil was always known for before the merger. Customers and employees come first. Right now the culture is such that they are more interested in saving every penny that they can for profit, damn the customers and employees. They are run by accountants and have become very cheap. They no longer take care of the very people that take care of them or the people they are there to serve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid Company

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

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

    Pros

    Say what they mean, and mean what they say

    Cons

    Rating & Ranking system is antiquated at best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current rating & ranking system naturally puts downward rating pressure on employees as they gain experience. Many new employees have expressed concerns over this practice. It's hard to say how many potentially strong new employees have chosen to work for other companies because of the rating and ranking system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good pay and benefits, but work overload.

    • 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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits
    Movement within the company

    Cons

    Only values management seekers
    Does not care about work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Great place to collect a paycheck

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    • 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    A good job if taken with a grain of salt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9. 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.

  10.  

    A place to develop a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11. 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.

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