ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Good company

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Beaumont, TX
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than a 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
  2. Technical Intern - Baytown, TX

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    Former Intern - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Former Intern - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than a 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Smart people, good values, a bit inconsistent

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    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
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  5. engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    a bit more competitive than other companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. I was a co-op at ExxonMobil for less than one year

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    There are very smart people all around. Projects are interesting and relevant to real-world problems in the energy field. The environment is friendly and professional, with social groups and activities to participate in. The compensation is also very good, especially for an intern/co-op position.

    Cons

    Communication between departments/projects sometimes suffers due to the size and scope of the company. There are a lot of security procedures that, while perhaps necessary, can inhibit the progress of projects.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Love my job, but feel like second class citizen

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company for long term employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay.
    High job security
    Global career opportunity

    Cons

    hard to progress career if ranking not in favor
    too big, process orientated
    sometimes need to relocate due to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revising ranking process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. A great opportunity

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    Current Employee - Environmental Advisor in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Advisor in Beaumont, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of people to do the job and willing to do things right. The company will make the resources available to do things correctly.

    Cons

    Very specialized in duties. Almost like an assembly line. Very hard to see the big picture of where your job fits into the whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide the employees some some room to work. While there may be some money saved in putting people in a rabbit hutch, it does not improve efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good COmpany

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. Managers are chill. What else is there to say.

    Cons

    Work balance with home isn't best. Some times deadlines are tough.

  11. Solid company, good benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Chemist in Annandale, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Chemist in Annandale, NJ

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid management seems to have a good approach to operations.

    Cons

    Union technicians frequently have different agendas than management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more engaged and listen to all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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