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ExxonMobil Reviews in Baytown, TX

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
29 Reviews
3.6
29 Reviews
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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.  

    Demanding Everyday

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Research Technician in Baytown, TX
    Current Contractor - Research Technician in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay, Good coworkers, very safety oreiented

    Cons

    Want you to work all the time, don't care about personal life. Office politics can be a bit much sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to shake things up every now and then. Not have the same people in the same position for years on end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Process Technician

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, money is good, a lot of overtime. No experience needed to be hired as a operator, welder,machinist,lab tech.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership training for first line supervisors, most of them feel they are crippled by the union so they do not implement a discipline program for under achieves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to a DuPont schedule , more vacation throughout the years and base vacation off of the position I.e. Operators get 84 hrs "2 weeks" but are actual only getting one week and 3 days due to the 4 on 4 off schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great learning experience

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, Networking globally, Great pay, opportunities for travel and ample training

    Cons

    Research was slow, Company performance reviews, Rigid management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable corporation that takes good care of you.

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Choose your career path. Compensation is very competitive. High performance is rewarded handsomely. Some positions allow you to create your own work.

    Cons

    Forced ranking system. Some positions carry a lot of stress and long working hours; weekends and nights occasionally. Some employees get by on how well they are liked instead of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the comp time vs. overtime policy. Could push hard working employees into the arms of a competitor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work/Life Balance Challenges

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, consistent employer with a long-term business focus. Re-emphasizing US Gulf Coast growth, especially in commodity petrochemicals. Personnel and operations safety is highly emphasized.

    Cons

    Rating and ranking system is extremely opaque and arbitrary. No clear way to self-direct career path, especially in the engineering specialist disciplines. No 9/80 schedule option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a job posting system that at least makes employees aware of other assignment possibilities, as is done in almost all other companies in Exxon's class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baytown, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work for a large corporation in their legal department during law school. Great connections as well.

    Cons

    The intellectual property group was located in Baytown, not Houston.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Technical Intern - Baytown, TX

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experienced Hires are Treated like 3rd Class Citizens

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

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

    Pros

    Great for new hires straight out of colleges and developing a career from there.

    Cons

    Management changes every 2-3 years. Managers and leads are people with very poor technical skills. This company basically runs on it's contract employees. The company has gone into a recent hiring spree for experiences hires to cover the gap in experience with the promise of developing their careers and providing global opportunities. This is a farce. The job you get hired into is the job you get stuck into. Your life will be pretty miserable if your manager finds out that you get paid higher than them or your CL level is higher than theirs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are letting experienced hires go within a year. There is a serious problem with your management within that group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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