ExxonMobil Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
451 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance outside of month-end close (in 22 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Rating & Ranking system is antiquated at best (in 41 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company & great opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is top notch, very structured developmental opportunities, collaborative and passionate employees to work with and management who give their time and interest into your projects.

    Cons

    This was my first foray into the corporate world and since this is a very high performing company, my 3 month internship was rather intense at times; however, in retrospect, it made me a better person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of work and high pay

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    Former Employee - Environmental Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly competent people, good pay, pushed into "stretch" assignments, benefits are great, relocation package is top-notch, decisions are well thought out, ranking system keeps people on their toes and weeds out the bottom 10%

    Cons

    Not gay friendly, 10+ hour days 5-6 days per week, no work life balance, not enough diversity (most of the meetings I attended consisted of all men and mostly white men), ranking system causes competition amongst peers and prevents sharing of ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a gay-friendly policy so that your employees are not afraid of being fired for their sexuality. Hire a more diverse work team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Catching up with time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Strong financial compensation and great benefits.

    Culture is changing (at least in IT): free WiFi, bring your own tablet, empowerment, making mistakes is actually encouraged ... etc.

    Cons

    Too many "middle management" layers . Some pockets still are very conservative ... must cross every T and dot every I before doing anything.

    Need more techies that know what they are doing. Instead of everyone moving over the the "management track"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tweak the reward & recognition system - still FORCED RANKING!!! How can team work be built if everyone is competing against each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing  in  Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Pricing in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    Say what they mean, and mean what they say

    Cons

    Rating & Ranking system is antiquated at best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current rating & ranking system naturally puts downward rating pressure on employees as they gain experience. Many new employees have expressed concerns over this practice. It's hard to say how many potentially strong new employees have chosen to work for other companies because of the rating and ranking system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Its a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Records Management  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Records Management in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Its a very friendly environment

    Cons

    Regular employees looking down on the contract employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a job that I really liked! I had a lot of regular customers.

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Member  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Early hours, plus you got off early in the day. So if you wanted to do things you still could.

    Cons

    Rude customers, sometimes you can't please everyone. But it doesn't hurt to try.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises more often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Built on the backs of interns and temps

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    You will find some really great people to work with in this company, depending on the department that you are in.

    Cons

    This company is built on the backs of interns and temps. I met several people who have been long-term temps for several years. One in particular has been a temp for over 5 years. I'm not talking about leave and come back...I mean 5 solid years in one position and NEVER asked to be a full-time employee. If the work is sub-par, the person should have been replaced. But, obviously that's not the case. If you talk to people, you'll find that there are many people who have been long-term and never even offered a full-time position. I'd venture to guess it's because they don't want to pay benefits and such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The way you show appreciation for the people who have showed you dedication is by offering them full-time opportunities, not by keeping them as a temporary employee indefinitely.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Good pay, challenging work, few opportunities unless a favored engineer

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Chemist  in  Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Laboratory Chemist in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil. Management is also good for the most part. Opportunities to move ahead are available if you work at it. Work can be satisfying if you are in the right group

    Cons

    Vacation time is below par. Have to do a lot of extra-job activities for the opportunities to move ahead, work performance doesn't seem to matter. If you are anything but an engineer you are a second class citizen or worse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stability, opportunities and Recognition if you work hard

    Cons

    Hierarchical management and reporting manager can be anywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communications on job performsnce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work, good compensation. lots of red tape

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Infrastuctre Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Network Infrastuctre Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong focus on Safety.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be hit or miss.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ExxonMobil Response

    May 20, 2014Recruiting Consultant

    We are working hard to ensure that are great workplace flexibility are applied consistently across the organization.

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