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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
714 Reviews
3.7
714 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 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.  

    Good company, sometimes overly bureaucratic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Good salary, co-workers are very nice. Projects vary and are interesting. The position is what you make of it. New employees get straight down to work. You can always ask your co-workers in case you have any questions, there is in an open-door policy, where anyone can approach anyone else. All this in a very informal atmosphere where people call each other by their first names.

    Cons

    Entry positions are tough to come by, with many employees coming in with substantial experience already.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and maintain junior staff. This will breed loyalty and subject matter expertise, rather than only hiring from outside.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfied Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Salary is great. Work days are different each day with new challenges. Flexible schedule as long as you are taking care of your business I think is a fair

    Cons

    Many negative people that love talking about conspiracies and how others are unfairly getting promoted. Spend more time doing this than working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and give low performers the closer they so desperately need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A lot of work, but with smart people for decent pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Advisor in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Working with smart people is the best benefit. Additionally, the company does not skimp on international cross functional team and traveling to international locations to work with global counterparts is a huge plus. The maternity leave is very generous versus other companies as is the flexibility with unpaid leave and returning part time for a period.

    Cons

    No control / limited over your career as everything is done in secret and new positions can be foisted on you two days before you start them. Work life balance is scoffed at. Paternal leave is non existent and the gap makes female employees using the program look weaker. Moving from DC area to Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make job moves more transparent and move towards allowing employees to bid on jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great balance

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Culture is great
    much to learn from others

    Cons

    Promotions are too difficult, strutured system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    No surprises. What you expect is what you get from a large company.

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stability in income. Great benefits. Good group of people to work with, mostly nice people. Risk averse, lot of layers of management makes sure that the project that is eventually done is a project that is worth doing.

    Cons

    Large company that moves slowly. Lot of layers of management. Few people working and lot of people taking credit for their work. Painful to get projects done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat in middle management. Senior management has some really good ideas that if implemented would make this company even greater. The ideas eerily resemble what the working class level people want to do and think is great. However, the middle management acts as a shock absorber leaving it difficult for any change to happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Autonomy is great; very bureaucratic; pay and benefits are excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Professionals are given freedom to do their jobs without interference; very dynamic pace; exposure to issues you'll not see anywhere else; pay and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Many in management need to work on their people skills (a good technician isn't necessarily cut out to manage a staff)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin staffing is a frequent challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Impressive company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    The company offers great pay and benefits. They also have a strong commitment to excellence and safety. A career at ExxonMobil offers the potential for lots of travel and career development. Expect to be challenged intellectually and learn on a daily basis. Also, everyone I have had the pleasure of working with is very outgoing and I didnt work with anyone I didn't like.

    Cons

    The downside of working at ExxonMobil is they tend to hire overachievers. This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brief but valuable experience

    Former Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Good experience. Nice people. Good for a resume. Well run company. Solid employee benefits. Overall an enjoyable and valuable experience

    Cons

    Tough to manage work and home life although that could be said of any job. Not a very challenging job although this could also be listed as a pro for some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    No opinion of CEO

    ExxonMobil Response

    May 20, 2014Recruiting Consultant

    Thanks for the feedback. We work hard to ensure that our benefits remain top-notch.

  10.  

    Machinery Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good company, growth opportunities, benefits, challenging

    Cons

    Large company so things move slowly, lots of "red tape"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good solid company with quirks ...

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Stable company and solid management .... Will be around for years ... High flyers get compensated very well

    Cons

    Lack of transparency for internal jobs ... Forced ranking system .... Everybody is trying to be the next CEO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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