ExxonMobil Chemical
3.7 of 5 69 reviews
www.exxonmobilchemical.com Houston, TX

ExxonMobil Chemical Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014

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ExxonMobil Chemical President Steve Pryor

Steve Pryor

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "very good pay and very good income"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Great benefits, great insurance, loads of vacation, no stress"
    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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    Great place to collect a paycheck

    Technician (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementLearn to value your employees more or you will lose your more ambitious ones.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No challenges or opportunities for an electrical engineer

    Reliability Engineer (Current Employee)
    Beaumont, TX

    ProsSalary 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a very good company , if you are not ambitious.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsProvides good exposure in the first 5 years.

    Provides security of the job longer term

    ConsDoesn't pay well

    The ranking process is unfair .

    Advice to Senior ManagementRanking should be used only for salary increases and not for people interaction (used by most rankers)after the cycle..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    mostly it was ok. then they brought in new management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe customers are the best

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Machinery Engineer (Current Employee)
    Baytown, TX

    ProsGood company, growth opportunities, benefits, challenging

    ConsLarge company so things move slowly, lots of "red tape"

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good solid company with quirks ...

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good company culture and helpful mentors. Provides student with good exposure of the industry

    ConsStressful environment with a lot of work to be done

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing much to feedback since did not work closely with the management

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    World-class organization that provides rewarding work experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsChallenging 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

    ConsHigh 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 Senior ManagementBe more open to developing leaders from variety of functions, increase function on global growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Money is not everything. Dont get fooled behind a nice brand name.

    Operation Tech (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsBenefits is outstanding.. Lots of money
    Good for low qualification employee, start from scratch.
    No good for middle aged trainee employee.

    ConsTo get lots of money (overtime) be prepared to get to work ur ass off.
    Salary for diploma, Nitec and N level for trainee is almost the same (Unfair salary system).
    No recognition for paper qualification.
    Lots of physical work (movement) 90% of ur time in hazardous environment.
    Physical and mentally stress from supervisors who wants fast result in learning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe involved with field people on the ground to get to know their workload.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsEmployee Benefits, Perks, Perquisites, work schedule

    ConsStrict Rules, boys club, not best listeners

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou treat employees. But women see a boy's club culture

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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