ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Desktop Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Desktop Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Desktop Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work for when things are good

    Cons

    lots of budget cuts if your contract can be unstable


  2. Helpful (2)

    Corrupted Recruiting - Engineering Interns

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil

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

    Pros

    They are very self confident, and feel entitled to tell other engineering students that you don't/wouldn't want to work for any other company, because "Exxon is just the best".

    Cons

    The requirements this company has set in place for it's college recruiting standards/engineering interns are just unrealistic and corrupt. They don't realize that by having such a "high standard", they are actually luring all the cheaters and liars of our engineering classes. Many of the engineering interns only have such a high GPA by cheating, using solutions manuals, 'asking a friend' for homework, and asking upperclassmen for old exams.

    Advice to Management

    Lower your GPA requirements, value the real-life skills and hardships many engineering students must deal/are faced with, and their 'drive' to keep going. A high GPA in an engineering major, not needing to work to put yourself through school, and being a 'women minority' isn't a hardship. These 'minority women' often use their looks to get themselves ahead.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, great values. Fun loving people.

    Cons

    New technology should be welcomed.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Public and government affairs

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Global company so issues and career opportunities across the world. Some really interesting issues. Good benefits including stock purchase, 401K and defined benefit pension plan.Quality of people in the company generally very high. Good people to work with and a culture of being pleasant, supportive. The "General Interest" is a real concept.

    Cons

    Lots of process, can be frustrating. HR generally unhelpful -- they will e-mail you a paragraph from the policy manual instead of giving a personalized answer to your question.

    Advice to Management

    Rate HR according to employee satisfaction and feedback.


  6. Sr. Staff Accountant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits and plenty of opportunity to point out improvements!

    Cons

    Life is what you make it!

    Advice to Management

    Advice is a waste.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Drilling has Nepotism

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If your supervisor is good or likes you the sky is the limit.

    Cons

    When you get a new supervisor you will be doomed. Unless you are a VPs son.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of forced ranking system


  8. Helpful (1)

    Lot's of opportunity

    • 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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great training for new hires, and continuing education program A wide range of career opportunities Well funded & conservatively managed

    Cons

    Slow to change - not agile Poor adoption of latest IT infrastructure and equipment

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (6)

    Large, global corporation functioning as an "efficient" government

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -The pay is relatively very high and the work is challenging and stimulating -The company is so big that there are many career opportunities for someone just starting out (in theory) -People are at least outwardly very nice and helpful -Attention to employee health and safety (e.g. top of the line ergonomic office supplies with little question) -Treated with respect and considered as a professional even being an intern -Given my own office (old campus) -Everyone seemed very intelligent and competent at all levels of the company -ExxonMobil is on my resume now

    Cons

    -Ranking system drives employees to backstab quite a bit (had a mentor that was new at the company throw me under a bus on more than one occasion) -FOX News on all TV's as the only channel (at least at old campus) -Arrogance abounds -Bureaucracy is huge there for the private sector but functions as an "efficient" government -No bonuses (at least never heard anyone speaking of them) - WYSIWYG -Said to expect a full time offer upon exit and given none afterward -Company views its new hires a very specific way and doesn't like to view them other ways -Company only likes to do things the ExxonMobil way - little room for innovation outside of Research -Too much management and compartmentalization -Assumes it is "stable" -ExxonMobil is on my resume now

    Advice to Management

    ExxonMobil will not last forever so stop thinking and acting like it will - no natural or unnatural system is truly stable. See the Cons above.


  10. Tremendous experience so far

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

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work culture, great benefits, exciting workplace, fantastic Houston Campus ammenities

    Cons

    Anything needing approval usually has to go through several departments and several levels of management

    Advice to Management

    Not able to apply internally for different positions; can't see what positions the company is looking to fill with current employees.


  11. Straight undergrad Controllers job

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, job for life, 9-5 job. Money+++

    Cons

    Boring, crazy about safety till the point they will brainwash you, slow movement, hierarchy and politics -complaining with company outdated norms and super conservative values- matter more than actual work, lateral movement...takes a lot of time to move up the ladder.



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