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ExxonMobil Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
742 Reviews
3.7
742 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way (in 43 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account (in 66 reviews)

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  1.  

    Demanding Everyday

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay, Good coworkers, very safety oreiented

    Cons

    Want you to work all the time, don't care about personal life. Office politics can be a bit much sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to shake things up every now and then. Not have the same people in the same position for years on end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Process Technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, money is good, a lot of overtime. No experience needed to be hired as a operator, welder,machinist,lab tech.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership training for first line supervisors, most of them feel they are crippled by the union so they do not implement a discipline program for under achieves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to a DuPont schedule , more vacation throughout the years and base vacation off of the position I.e. Operators get 84 hrs "2 weeks" but are actual only getting one week and 3 days due to the 4 on 4 off schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great job security, training opportunities, and highly skilled workforce, but lacks operational agility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Job security, compensation and benefits are great, excellent training opportunities, workforce is highly skilled and knowledgable, ability to move around different job types and gain new skills.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy can be stifling. Too much oversight by management and technical leaders makes it difficult to be agile. Demographics are still top heavy with older workforce making upward mobility difficult. Some projects are overstaffed. Forced ranking is not constructive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline decision making process by enabling technical staff to operate with more trust.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineer, Eight Years, Experienced Hire

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - Global opportunities: travel, expat assignments, international workforce.
    - Disciplined focus on safety. Top to bottom commitment to safety and environment that is more than just slogans.
    - Rigorous, methodical approach to risk identification and mitigation.
    - Consensus building to reach decisions.
    - Competitive compensation.
    - The new campus is truly magnificent.
    - Ability to get through the business cycle without dislocating layoffs or hiring binges.

    Cons

    - Insular attitude that disregards or dismisses "outsider" thinking.
    - Inwardly-focused, bureaucratic processes that stifle creativity and result in churn without actual progress towards the goal.
    - Antiquated ranking system grades everyone on a forced curve. Somebody has to get an F. Every year. No matter what.
    - Major time lag between performance assessment and change in compensation. Performance bonuses and stock options only for executive pay grades.
    - Antiquated gender-based expectations of work habits, to the detriment of men who want to see their kids for more than 5 minutes per day.
    - Fanatical opposition to 9/80 schedules and inconsistent implementation of flexible workplace policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The world is becoming more decentralized. Adapt to that.
    - Too late to get out in front of workplace trends like 9/80s. Maybe try to get ahead of the next trend?
    - Keep up the good work on investing through the business cycle and managing cash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people, Networking globally, Great pay, opportunities for travel and ample training

    Cons

    Research was slow, Company performance reviews, Rigid management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really care about their employees, and want to see you grow with the company very much.

    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great pay, very healthy work environment
    -Brilliant co-workers that inspired you to go beyond yourself
    -This company will be strong in the future as well as the present

    Cons

    Some people are very intelligent but a little geeky and tougher to socialize with. Most are extremely sociable though!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think upper management actually does a pretty great job

  8.  

    Amazing Place to Work

    Former Employee - Office Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Office Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I worked here as an intern through my high school program. The people are friendly and they really take care of their employees.

    Cons

    The only con was having to leave when my internship ended! No hire opportunities that year.

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The day goes by fast because we are so busy

    Cons

    Micro Management is being enforced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much micro management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    High level of safety guidelines all operations management must be involved in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSSHE Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SSSHE Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor

    Pros

    Awesome learning experience allowing opportunity to shine and excel for the team and the campus

    Cons

    Allot of information; LPS System is quite intense when it comes to safety programs and or systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your options open; you never know what Contractor might help you out one day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company for long thriving career that pays well!!!

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If the job can't be done safely then it won't get done mentality. Fast paced and challenging work environment. Lot's of opportunity for upward mobility. Job security with stable and thriving company.

    Cons

    Competitive work environment due to performance ranking method. No 9/80 work schedule here...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring on the 9/80 work schedule to improve work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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