ExxonMobil Reviews in Baytown, TX

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
672 Reviews
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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.  

    Great Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    Technical Intern - Baytown, TX

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an 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.  

    Solid Company

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    • 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
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  5.  

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

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Compensation, Hours andCompany sponsored events

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is excellent unbiased and professional

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ExxonMobil Response

    May 20, 2014Recruiting Consultant

    Glad to hear you have enjoyed your first year with the company!

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gained good technical experience but high pressure work environment.

    Former Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    A lot of varied work to gain experience quickly, pay is above average, has policies to promote from within so good opportunities to advance career

    Cons

    High pressure, high stress environment. More of a competitive culture than collaborative. Work-life balance seemed really skewed towards work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a more collaborative work environment between engineers.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Impressive company to work for

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    • 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.  

    Machinery Engineer

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    • 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
  10.  

    My experience at Exxon was fantastic

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

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

    Pros

    Reason to work at Exxonn: 1opportunity for advavncement
                                             2 Family atmosphere
                                             3 Family friendly
                                             4 fair wage
                                             5 Great benefits
                                             6 concern about safety

    Cons

    the only con may have been woking cold graveyards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure employment philosiphy is passed down to all levels of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very rewarding

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

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

    Pros

    Offers challenges to those who love them. Trial of new products and support for other plants to solve a particular problem satisfy my need of challenges. As a prior operator in a commercial plant, I loved my job, but lacked the challenges and change up I seek.

    Cons

    Limited budget sometimes forces you to work with what you have when you know a certain piece of equipment will help the process work better. Young engineers are hired usually directly out of school to cut their teeth on, and move on within a year or two, so it's a tiring process of having to "school" them in what will work and what doesn't. Lack of support for issues that bring us to a halt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We understand the overwhelming feeling of a new position, however, have new engineers for the units be required to also learn and understand the unit they are running. In the field, with the operators, start ups to shutdowns, and get to know and understand the limitations of the unit. When they understand and know the unit, it helps us help them while helping us get the support we need when things are not turning out as was expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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