ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
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Pros
  • Employees generally respects work-life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • The company offers great pay and benefits (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance seemed really skewed towards work (in 37 reviews)

  • Rating & Ranking system is antiquated at best (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Chemist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Chemist in Baytown, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    • R & D in Chemicals. ---(Particularly in finding more end use of current products. Also to find or formulate products to best suit the end use requested by the customer.)
    • Customer Services. .-----(This includes the answering the telephone to gather the information/s customer/s supplies and also request more information needed to best serve the need and the economics of the process/es.)

    Cons

    • Marketing Technical Services. ----(This is a follow up of customer services. Also the customer/s’ problem/s relating to EMCC’s products and the performance issues. This area mainly relates to contamination problems in supplying the products. ---- tracing where contamination occured and if it occured what is the best solution/s to satisfy the customers and best economical solutions.)

    Advice to Management

    • Holding two patents (A) Consumer Product (B) AgChem --Agricultural Chemistry


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good Experience, High Pressure

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baytown, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baytown, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern

    Pros

    Great exposure to all the aspects of a chemical plant and/or refinery. Pay was excellent. Interesting, challenging projects - you won't be making copies or fetching coffee. Traveled from Texas to Louisiana for one of my projects, which was a unique experience for an intern.

    Cons

    Did not enjoy the company culture. Even as an intern there was an intense pressure to compete with your peers instead of working together. High stress environment led many interns to work beyond 40 hours a week with no overtime. Long hours expected for full-time employees. Ability to move up in the company stemmed from connections more than your skills.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a more collaborative environment to improve employee satisfaction. Restructure the promotion process so that everyone has an equal chance to apply for jobs instead of having to rely on managers to know what spots are available.


  3. I learned a lot about how to deal with an overly bureaucratic organization.

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security. Good salary.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to come up with new great ideas, push them through a bloated bureaucracy, and then embellish whatever accomplishment you came up with to shine on your ranking.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the ranking system. It's too demoralizing.


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  5. Old school non progressive company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician in Baytown, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job, decent benefits, low pressure job

    Cons

    Low tech company, very slow to respond to changes in market, condition of buildings is fairly poor.


  6. Demanding Everyday

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Process Technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Research was slow, Company performance reviews, Rigid management


  9. Helpful (2)

    Stable corporation that takes good care of you.

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Work/Life Balance Challenges

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Great Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.



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