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ExxonMobil Reviews in Baytown, TX

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
700 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 65 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great Internship

    • 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 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
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  5.  

    Technical Intern - Baytown, TX

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experienced Hires are Treated like 3rd Class Citizens

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Impressive company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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