ExxonMobil Chemical

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ExxonMobil Chemical Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
71 Reviews

3.6
71 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chemical President Steve Pryor
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Neutral place to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

    Pros

    Company will provide great opportunities for those that perform. Reinforces one's thought process to be more thorough and disciplined. Truely word class training.

    Cons

    Highly bereaucratic and heirarichal. Best technical skills accompanied by ability to "rub shoulder" with upper management is required to succeed in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to execute and lead the company as they always have.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Older ExxonMobil employees need to question their annual reviews aggressively with Human Resources.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DOA
    Former Employee - DOA

    Pros

    Salaries tend to be fair for the industry.

    Cons

    Their ratings and ranking system has major problems. It is consistently used by management to trim the workforce of older workers so they can hire younger recent graduates at lower salaries. Older employees are considered to have lower" potential" due to their age. Most non-managerial employees retire between 55 and 60 because they receive ever more negative annual reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be much more diligent in insuring that managers do not use the employee rating and ranking system as a tool to meet buget targets. The system is draconian to say the least.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Rock solid corporation. Opportunities are limitless.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    Pros

    I haven't worked in the industry long, but the pay is great compared to where I've worked in the past. The benefits and retirement package are top notch. Plenty of opportunities exist for promotion if you are hard working, professional and have the people skills to interact with others.

    Cons

    Your workload will be high, and you'll be expected to put in long hours. A lot of the engineers lack social skills. Not the most exciting crowd to work around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The corporation needs to job post. Under the current system, your supervisor is your sole gateway to managing and developing your career. The whole process is very clandestine.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Still at the top but for how long?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baytown, TX

    Pros

    competitive salary and excellent benifets, pride for working for the leader in its industry

    Cons

    You have to have connections within, Some may be most supervisor have no degrees and don.t have much respect to degreed employees.
    Company spends too much money for less outcome sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    check leadership at all levels not only executives, promote knoledge and education

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid company with excellent opportunity and compensation, needs longer assignments for managers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Career advancement opportunities are everywhere. Total compensation is outstanding. In my specialty, work is usually valued, and sometimes even interesting.

    Cons

    People are moved through different positions too quickly in many cases, which leads to a lack of depth when dealing with others in the company. However, the people in the company seem to be better than average, so that is not always as bad as it would be at some companies. Because of the rapid moves in management, people are not in a position long enough to be held responsible for bad long-term decisions, which has led to short-term management thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only move managers every 5 years. This would help managers to feel less like gypsies, and would help the company by forcing longer-term strategic thinking.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    EMC ploughs on with its focused growth plans in the midst of economic uncertainty - a formula for success

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Coordinator
    Current Employee - Product Coordinator

    Pros

    Job stability. EMC is set up with focused investment and growth plans - these dont change regardless of economic uncertainty. In short, the company doesnt over-react. Recruitment today still continues globally.

    Multi approach for career advancement by exposing individuals to multiple business units and functions throughout the career. One rarely dwells in a job for more than 5 years. Ie. Many ladders to climb, not just the one in your unit.

    Cons

    The overall remuneration package is deliberately pegged at 50% to a basket of 10 to 12 companies. A known fact, at least in this part of Asia.

    EMC is good at attracting new hires, but struggles with retaining them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-look at policies for retaining strong staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Inside perspective on ExxonMobil

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental & Regulator Advisor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental & Regulator Advisor in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good compensation, excellent leadership opportunities, and excellent opportunities for international travel. I have found my work very interesting and worthwhile. Additionally the current demographics of the company give alot of future opportunities for advancement. I am excited to working at ExxonMobil and the career possibilities it will give me.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't the best, but ExxonMobil is full of smart people who keep pushing the limits on how much they can they can achieve. Compared to my peers I work more hours then them but I am also paid quite a bit more then them. ExxonMobil is a conservative, risk adverse company that doesn't move very quickly but also won't be laying anyone off any time soon either. Down or up this company will be constant and look long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Still young, but this is my opinion.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer  in  Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer in Baytown, TX

    Pros

    Pay seems to be the best for Chemical Industry. Seems to have a high level of investment performance when compared to most competitors. If you are ranked highly you will be well taken care of.

    Cons

    Seems to be the red headed step child of ExxonMobil. Upstream is clealry where the money is mostly made and where everyone wants to be. Seeems difficult to make a move from Chemicals to Upstream. Refining even seems more respected than Chemicals. Ranking system is very subjective and tends to not be based on anything quantifiable. Career Development is handled totally by management and not by the individual. There are no posting of jobs for professionals. All job moves are handled internally through your supervisor so relationship with him/her is very important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility (9 80 work weeks) should be allowed.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A Company That Is Starting To Lose It's American Values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Operator
    Current Employee - Process Operator

    Pros

    Pay & Benefits, Secure Industy to work in.

    Cons

    This company is starting to cut back too much regarding up-keep of equipment and employee
     satisfaction. When an employee retires, their job duties are divided up between everyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to come down and see conditions for your self. Don't rely on your "Yes Man" for their
      sole opinon.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    OVERALL A VERY GOOD PLACE TO WORK , SINCE I HAVE TO WORK.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OVER SEAS OPERATIONS  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OVER SEAS OPERATIONS in Bakersfield, CA

    Pros

    EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIROMENT, TRAVEL OPORTUNITIES, EXCELLENT BENEFITS,

    Cons

    A LARGE COMPANY, TOO MANY BOSSES, WAY TO MANY ATTITUDES, SOME BACK STABING

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON, THERE IS A WORLD OUTSIDE YOUR OFFICE,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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