ExxonMobil Chemical

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ExxonMobil Chemical Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
72 Reviews
3.6
72 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chemical President Steve Pryor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, great insurance, loads of vacation, no stress (in 4 reviews)

  • very good pay and very good income (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Rating and ranking system is opaque and at times arbitrary with longer term consequences on future roles and salary treatment (in 9 reviews)

  • Less work life balance for certain role (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil Chemical as an intern for 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
  2.  

    Technical Intern - Baytown, TX

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil Chemical as an intern for 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
  3.  

    Good COmpany

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil Chemical

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. Managers are chill. What else is there to say.

    Cons

    Work balance with home isn't best. Some times deadlines are tough.

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  5.  

    Great place to collect a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil Chemical full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job stability since the oil, gas and chemical industry is currently thriving.

    Cons

    No one seems to know where there career is headed. Way too much secretive behavior concerning potential employee development and opportunities. Not knowing where your career is headed is ridiculous. Pay is good but is still relatively lower than some of the other major oil companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to value your employees more or you will lose your more ambitious ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No challenges or opportunities for an electrical engineer

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    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer  in  Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Beaumont, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil Chemical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefit packages are wonderful. Time-off policy is okay. Great company to work for if you are a mechanical or chemical engineer, specially for chemical engineers.

    Cons

    No career path for electrical engineers. Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account. If you show a perception of doing work (a lot of face-time), your ranking will increase even though you did not output a lot of work. A lot of young Supervisors are very inexperienced so your ranking may decrease if he/she does not adequately recognize or appreciate your hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Repair the ranking system. Build a career path or provide opportunities for employees, who are not chemical engineers. Develop solid Supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    mostly it was ok. then they brought in new management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil Chemical as a contractor

    Pros

    the customers are the best

    Cons

    an exxon employee considers themselves above a contractor. people move around a lot to different jobs, even if they are not qualified for the job to begin with. new management brings their own issues with every change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your customers better. you talk about "actively caring" but you don't really, do you??

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Machinery Engineer

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    Current Employee - Machinery Engineer  in  Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Machinery Engineer in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil Chemical full-time for 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
  9.  

    Good solid company with quirks ...

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer

    I have been working at ExxonMobil Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Stable company and solid management .... Will be around for years ... High flyers get compensated very well

    Cons

    Lack of transparency for internal jobs ... Forced ranking system .... Everybody is trying to be the next CEO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    World-class organization that provides rewarding work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil Chemical full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging work, excellent compensation, high-cailber coworkers, proven track record of performance, many employee development opportunities, global business provides opportunity to work with diverse cultures. strong senior leadership

    Cons

    High level of structure, need to be comfortable in such an environment; do not celebrate success often but rather continuously focuses on the next problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to developing leaders from variety of functions, increase function on global growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil Chemical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee Benefits, Perks, Perquisites, work schedule

    Cons

    Strict Rules, boys club, not best listeners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You treat employees. But women see a boy's club culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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