ExxonMobil Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
681 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way (in 40 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 36 reviews)

  • Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account (in 65 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work/Life Balance Challenges

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    Stable, consistent employer with a long-term business focus. Re-emphasizing US Gulf Coast growth, especially in commodity petrochemicals. Personnel and operations safety is highly emphasized.

    Cons

    Rating and ranking system is extremely opaque and arbitrary. No clear way to self-direct career path, especially in the engineering specialist disciplines. No 9/80 schedule option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a job posting system that at least makes employees aware of other assignment possibilities, as is done in almost all other companies in Exxon's class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exxon Mobil has been great as an intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    tough lots of work but definetly worth the reqard monetarily speaking has a lot of work balnce along with the rest o the stuff that you do

    Cons

    i have had some challenges in terms of keeping up with managment they can be kinda picky sometimes i dont know hy performance reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they could be less pickyo n performance reviews too much evalutation times spent on things that do not need to be looked at

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stable corporation that takes good care of you.

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Choose your career path. Compensation is very competitive. High performance is rewarded handsomely. Some positions allow you to create your own work.

    Cons

    Forced ranking system. Some positions carry a lot of stress and long working hours; weekends and nights occasionally. Some employees get by on how well they are liked instead of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the comp time vs. overtime policy. Could push hard working employees into the arms of a competitor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Benefits, Boring Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation, Work/Life Balance, the ability to work from home, job security, friendly people.

    Cons

    Very slow moving and bureaucratic. No ability to transfer jobs/roles cross functionally which was something that was preached to me during recruitment. Surprisingly stingy for being the most profitable company in the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    I had a great experience!

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

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

    Pros

    Great, smart, motivated individuals to work with. The people at ExxonMobil, by nature of the company's very selective hiring process, have a great work ethic- they are self-motivated to do a good job.

    Cons

    The benefits seem to be similar to all the major oil and gas companies, despite the fact that it seems more difficult to get hired at ExxonMobil than the other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work for a large corporation in their legal department during law school. Great connections as well.

    Cons

    The intellectual property group was located in Baytown, not Houston.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Technical Intern - Baytown, TX

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Invaluable experience with meaningful projects and real responsibilities. Steep learning curve, but there is a lot of support along the way and everyone is excited to help you. As far as an internship goes, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. And as a full time, you will never be bored as you transition jobs about every 2-3 years.

    Cons

    ExxonMobil is for a very specific personality type: competitive & Type A. I didn't see it as an intern but after many discussions with full time employees, there is a lot of throwing people under the bus. Also a big brother feeling that you have to be there for 10+ hours per day to get any sort of advancement (although this was never said by anyone).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transition career advancement from more of a demand to more of a discussion and have more mobility between different companies within Exxon (upstream/downstream, etc)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, good values, a bit inconsistent

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    Former Employee - Professional in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Professional in South Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, interesting work, intelligent colleagues, multicultural environment

    Cons

    Admin staff not helpful, quality of leadership is inconsistent across different groups, and you have little to no say in your own career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though the workforce is diverse, most managers and executives are white, Anglo men. That sends a negative signal to your worldwide personnel as to their prospects at the company and probably hurts performance at the top. Also, be more transparent with employees about your plans for their careers. You might learn something, or even make things better, through two-way dialogue, instead of just issuing top-down commands. Some managers seem to understand this, while many others (who are less respected as a result) take a more dictatorial approach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ExxonMobil - a dream company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Document Control Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Document Control Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance: Great place to work for if you're a family person and have other commitments apart from your job
    Paycheck: Very competitive salary, you will not be disappointed
    Traveling for work: Will get to see a lot of different countries during your business trips
    Always a sweet venue for corporate parties: They book the nicest hotels, restaurants, museums etc. for parties

    Cons

    Could be stressful at times
    Juggling multiple deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Experienced Hires are Treated like 3rd Class Citizens

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

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

    Pros

    Great for new hires straight out of colleges and developing a career from there.

    Cons

    Management changes every 2-3 years. Managers and leads are people with very poor technical skills. This company basically runs on it's contract employees. The company has gone into a recent hiring spree for experiences hires to cover the gap in experience with the promise of developing their careers and providing global opportunities. This is a farce. The job you get hired into is the job you get stuck into. Your life will be pretty miserable if your manager finds out that you get paid higher than them or your CL level is higher than theirs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are letting experienced hires go within a year. There is a serious problem with your management within that group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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