ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO 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. ExxonMobil experience

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

    Strong financials, brilliant people, great opportunities, excellent training, great salary and benefits, long term career orientation

    Cons

    They believe in Long term careers with multiple, varied assignments if that is what you are looking for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on providing varied assignments to fully develop each person.


  2. Excellent company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Structured and disciplined financial investing

    Cons

    Management too absorbed with itself , favoritism too common

    Advice to Management

    Don't use ranking system to your benefit. Your favorites may not be the best performers


  3. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Windows Server Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Windows Server Administrator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great friends and people to work with. Challenging assignments. Long term career planning.

    Cons

    Not enough females at work, technology is not valued and is seen more as a service.


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  5. Applications Systems Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with working from home or remotely, amazing benefits, working with smart people, and the company spends a lot of time and money to develop you.

    Cons

    Work is often siloed off to small areas, you don't get a say where you end up in the organization unless you can gain favor with the group you like and have them pull you over you may end up doing something you hate.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of utilizing peoples skills sets and placing them in positions that they have some desire or passion for.


  6. Solid company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Not too many hours, work with good people, challenging work, awesome benefits, opportunities for international assignments but they can be tough to get.

    Cons

    You don't have much control over your career path or input on what aligns with your interest, dependent on where the company needs you. But overall, nothing too bad.


  7. Geoscience Technician

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geoscience Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geoscience Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Gain valuable experience working with Geologists, Geophysicists, Petrophyicists, Reservoir Engineers, computer support and data management. Receive both in house, external, and on the job training.

    Cons

    Ranking system causes less team work, less collaboration, less for both the company and the individual advancement

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the staff, acknowledge the team and individuals frequently, smile. Do this for all levels of staff on a regular basis.


  8. Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Monthly in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Intern - Monthly in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very smart people and strong emphasis on integrity and safety. The company takes extremely good care of its employees and makes sure that its employees are comfortable both at work and at personal front.

    Cons

    Like any big corporation has too much inertia. Hence its difficult to become the CEO in less than 30 years of career with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring people at all levels rather than just promoting from within. I understand that promoting from within preserves the culture but then you lose out on great talent.


  9. Military-ish Culture with good pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counsel in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Counsel in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    (Unique to law dept)-- Law firm partner level pay, insanely good almost unlimited first class travel, autonomy, really easy, few hours, ability to outsource all of one's work with very little pushback from anyone. Executive pay is outrageously good and even mid-level lawyer eventually earn hundreds of thousands a year in stock and bonuses (after 15-20 years of experience). About 10% or so of the law department makes 1M+ and 35% make 500+

    Cons

    No nexus between pay and performance, pretty bad management, zero diversity of thought (groupthink is rampant), location in exurbs of Houston, pay structure for senior employees incentivizes bad/lazy behavior since 60% or more of one's pay is discretionary and can be taken away at any time, so managers in particular have no incentive to do anything but hide/avoid being noticed and suck up. It's a nerdy management culture where the nerds promote their dorky proteges, creating an endless cycle of dorks who act like mean drunks (drunk from the insane amount of money they make for doing very little work)

    Advice to Management

    After many years I have determined that advice is futile for most of them. It may benefit some of them to realize they would probably fail in any well managed company, so a little humility might help.


  10. You get out what you put in

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    If you are prepared to work hard, learn all you can, take the job seriously and contribute a lot to the success of your department, your project, your team, then you will be offered a lot of different opportunities and be paid well. You will have a great career. If you just show up every day, occupy space, go through the motions, and deliver so-so results that are uninspiring, you will be assigned to less critical, less exciting projects, not be moved around very often, and just get paid average money. You will have a career, but maybe not as rewarding as some of the others around you (that put in more effort). So at the end of the day, it all really depends upon you and how hard you are willing to work. People who take the job seriously and understand that they have to demonstrate their willingness "go the extra mile" at times will be well rewarded and satisfied with their time at ExxonMobil. Everything they do is aimed at encouraging you to have a long-term career with them. It is up to you if you do or not.

    Cons

    It is hard work. There is a real link between your contribution to the company's goals and the money you are paid. It is work, not a frat party. They have rules, they have policies, they have priorities (like safety, above board business practices, setting targets and then meeting them). If you don't like rules, ExxonMobil is not a good fit for you.


  11. Great place if you need order and processes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pension, insurance, pay Some flexible time if you have to deal with personal matters Lots of opportunity for training and experience, but gotta be an ultra go-getter, not your run of the mill go-getter.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, top down approach, which means less power for those on the front line. Lots of processes, but unfortunately they're needed because the company is so big. Autonomy and individuality are lacking, if they could make everyone to fit a mold, it would make their life easier.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, it's too big, it is what it is.



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