ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
673 Reviews
3.6
673 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
243 Ratings

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.  

    IT Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    The job stability is great because contract lengths are mostly on an annual basis.

    Cons

    Working as a contractor, there are no benefits and your chances of becoming a full-time employee are slim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micro manage. It demotivates us the folks that make you look good.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started at the bottom and worked my way up.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You can quickly advance through company if you work hard.

    Cons

    co workers at different stores can be rude

    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like others have said it's very difficult to move up the ladder, especially in Europe

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    Former Employee - Senior Audit & Controls Advisor in Intl Falls, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Audit & Controls Advisor in Intl Falls, MN

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to all aspects of business and there are some very clever, experienced people to work with and learn from at XOM.

    Share Scheme and pension are good. Base pay is in the upper third area.

    They are a very ethical company.

    A great company to buy shares in but the going can be tough for the staff - the organization is constantly changing and the opportunities in Europe are limiting as the company continually reduces headcount.

    Cons

    It has a very strong emphasis for internal controls and safety; sometimes it seems OTT. This may not suit everyone; entrepreneurial spirit it not really required in this highly developed, 'heavily controlled' organization.

    I don't think they really trust their staff.

    Some top mgt can be overbearing - almost bullyish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with staff. Tell them what's really going on and what opportunities there are or not

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Dilbert

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pays fairly well. Promote volunteerism.

    Cons

    Unbelieveable amount of rules. Very rigid. Must be an engineer to have opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire leaders, not 4.0gpa engineers to have no idea about how to run a business or how to relate to other humans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Storehouse technician

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    Former Employee - Storehouse Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Storehouse Technician in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compnay to work for..pays very good money..if you take full advantage of all their investment programs you can retire a millionaire

    Cons

    Very political, it's who you knoiw, not what you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in all your employees..not just a chosen few

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good experience.

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    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company, great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Very unfair rating and ranking system, very corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the evaluation system to be more fair and equitable for all. Employees should have opportunity to apply for job openings within company website instead of only through your manager, who may to be unfair and you leave company without other opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Decent Company

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    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, secure job, high degree of international exposure/travel.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement, little incentive pay, Procurement is not a highly valued element of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for advancement and movement to other parts of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    lots of bonuses and awards

    Cons

    working in the elements daily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overwhelming at first

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at ExxonMobil part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Managers at ExpressMart were kind and supportive, often assigned me to different tasks so I would not get bored

    Cons

    Minimun wage, no discount on food, tedious tasks such as counting cigarettes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Merc

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of earth to fry and kill

    Cons

    EPA works hard on a brother

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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