Exxon Mobil
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www.exxonmobil.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Exxon Mobil Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.5 368 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson

Rex W. Tillerson

(197 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work/life balance outside of month-end close"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Excellent pay and benefits, including pension"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Too much subjectivity and forced ranking system for employee assessment"
    in 38 reviews
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Geologist at ExxonMobil

Exploration Geologist (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Exxon Mobil full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompensation, training, work place flexibility, brilliant coworkers, interesting projects

ConsHighly rigid corporate culture, too many levels of management, impossible to get traction on new ideas unless delivered from top-down approach, too concerned about standards and process

Advice to Senior ManagementDo less CYA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Boring

Operator (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Exxon Mobil full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe pay and benefits are decent and there's still a pension but that's about it. And I need six more word for the minimum.

ConsThe work is boring. There's not much opportunity to move into the trade you want. It'd be easier to quit and reapply for an open position and rely on the internal application process. Don't believe anything they promise you unless you get it in writing. They tend to "forget" or just drag issues out until people get fed up and stop asking. High turn over and it's everyone for themselves with no teamwork. Most of the safety culture is just talk as well.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Exxon Mobil full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat pay and benefits. Really very easy work. Actually too easy. I felt like I was doing the same thing over and over again and not learning.

ConsVery political environment. If you don't value the environment and believe that oil will never be challenged by other fuels, you'll be fine. If you have an open mind you are going to have a tough time in this culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are so set in their ways here that it seems pointless to even give advice.

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Good company, bad location

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Exxon Mobil full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat pay and personal development. If you are interested they move you to a different position every couple of years so you don't get bored.

ConsYou need to find a champion if you want to climb the ladder. Houston wasn't a good location for me. I had a boss in a different country and that proved difficult.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyed my time spent with the company, but they dropped the ball

Intern (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Exxon Mobil as an intern for less than a year

ProsBest at what they do (arguably)

ConsA true, modern mega-corp (tremendous compartmentalization)

Advice to Senior ManagementThis train has already left the station - no stopping it now.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exxon Mobil provides good career opportunities but has a rigid corporate structure and is not for everyone.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Exxon Mobil full-time

ProsExxon Mobil employees tend to be very bright and dedicated to their work. You get job security and opportunities for different assignments.

ConsExxon Mobil is a very rigid corporate structure and there's not a lot of room for original thinking. If you do not fit the culture or their idea of a good engineer you will not be happy. Their compensation is average compared to most large companies and below average compared to other oil & gas majors or energy companies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to work for.

Accounting (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Exxon Mobil full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGave the chance to learn the business.

ConsNothing wrong with working for them.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust trust your employees and get to know them be a family,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Senior Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Exxon Mobil full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI've spent all my career in the Upstream, I've heard Downstream and Chemicals can be quite different:

Excellent pay and benefits, including pension
Lots of challenging assignments
Frequently move to different positions
Many international assignments for those that want it
Excellent early career training and career development tracks / planning

ConsNew assignments and assignment locations are decided without enough input from employee
Rankings are not transparent and often lead to bad attitudes by lower rankers
Work/life balance can be very challenging; those that want to rank high typically work a lot of hours
Moving up the ranks within the company requires willingness to frequently relocate which can be difficult for those with families

Advice to Senior ManagementPlace a stronger emphasis on the employee and their desires / strengths
Promote managers and supervisors who demonstrate putting employees first
Consider implementation of 9/80 work weeks to stay competitive with other companies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dilbert

Technical Specialist (Former Employee)

I worked at Exxon Mobil full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPays fairly well. Promote volunteerism.

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Just another number

Drilling Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Exxon Mobil full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSolid training. Opportunity for international work while young

ConsRed tape with every process. Company does business with itself

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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