ExxonMobil International

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ExxonMobil International Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
103 Reviews
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ExxonMobil International Chairman & CEO Rex W. Tillerson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is achievable but not guaranteed (in 6 reviews)

  • Great company, good learning experience (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Relative ranking system badly affects people who are less visible and less talkative in a global ranking system (in 5 reviews)

  • Employees have limited say on their own career development (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working in Human Resources/Payroll/Benfit Admin in America.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil International

    Pros

    Professional environment, decent benefits, support higher education, adequate training for employees, systematic way of doing things, there are clearly defined expectations

    Cons

    The company culture is bureacratic, secretive, and at times, goes overboard with some safety issues. They should have used on outside agency to gage employee concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people more opportunity, not just people hired off of college campuses or people with high-level experience. Also, there is too secrecy in regards to other job openings within the company.

  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil International

    Pros

    Good company to work for, good salary, training provided, talented people, diversity, team-based, work flexibility, career development, mentor program, performance base

    Cons

    I don't think of something that I do not like so far in this, but may be they are a little bit consevative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good job. Keep focusing on talented people.Try not to let your experienced young talented people to quit.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    ExxonMobil Production company pros and cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property/Title Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Property/Title Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil International

    Pros

    ExxonMobil seems to be a highly ethical company (regardless of what the media tend to report). My experience there was very good, and I felt like the management listened to the needs of the employees. The compensation and benefits package was above average for the industry, and raises were merit-based which provided a great opportunity for new employees to "prove" themselves and be rewarded for it. There was also a general sense of teamwork among most of the people in my department (although I heard that was not the case in all departments).

    Cons

    The oil and gas industry is still very much an "old boys' club," and ExxonMobil is no exception. Since the company has been around for over 100 years there is a tendency to do things the way they've always been done even if it's out-dated or inefficient. This stifles employees' creativity and makes them robots. Management likes to use a lot of buzzwords and talk about "work-life balance," but it's apparent that asking for a flexible schedule or taking too much maternity leave are still frowned upon (and, as a result, have a negative impact on merit raises and promotion).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what your employees actually do on a day-to-day basis. Analysts with the same title and pay may have drastically different workloads and responsibilities. Try to even these out as much as possible. Don't be afraid to fire people who are lazy. Hard-working employees resent you for just looking the other way when someone is not doing his/her job. Try to keep the negative employees from dominating every meeting. This drags everyone down and results in decreased productivity. If you SAY you support work-life balance and flexible schedules, then SUPPORT work-life balance and flexible schedules. These don't have to be entitlement programs. It's ok to have people earn these benefits, but then don't penalize them if they choose to use the benefit that they've earned.

    Recommends
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    ExxonMobil doesn't have a clue because it only listens and promotes people that drink the kool-aid.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil International

    Pros

    Well Paid, Flexibility in Workplace (which means you can go to the doctor when you need to, but you have to get extra, special permission to work from home, even when fuel prices are over $4 per gallon), solid security and control measures. Global work and workplace opportunities.

    Cons

    Clandestine management decisions, including career choices, "command and control"-style management, inconsistency (we need new ideas, but can't get beyond year-2000 thinking), low-level leadership panics due to overbearing (and out-of-touch) senior management, lack of vision, lack of stated goals, lack of communication, management immune from hearing feedback from employees due to forced ranking, conducted by supervisors needing the feedback, that determines ones employment status from year to year -- because retribution is always a possibility, despite the controlled nature of the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up job postings from the clandestine S&D process and allow people to compete for good jobs and opportunities. The feedback alone from folks avoiding terrible supervisors/management will be enough to warrant change and employee empowerment. Eliminate the backward ideas behind "span of control" and "forced ranking" that deteriorate the camaraderie and teamwork necessary to make the workplace enjoyable. Reward out-of-the-box thinking that doesn't fit in the perfect "I'll promote those that think like me" philosophy that's running rampant in the organization that demoralizes the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    The grass is always greener.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at ExxonMobil International

    Pros

    Career advancement is key, young engineers are given a lot of opportunity to advance. Global presence is obvious, but the technical teams tend to form small families, so you really get to know the experts in the entire world. Job security is high and salary is ok. Morale can swing, but most times they are good. Safety is always something to keep in mind, but the industry understands how to run the business. In the end, a good place to work for young folks, worse case you can always good to another company after Exxon has trained you up. Thanks.

    Cons

    Red tape, public perception of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so scared to spend a little OPEX ....... M/E of 25 to 1, c'mon.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management issues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities  in  Leatherhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Facilities in Leatherhead, England (UK)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some great team members, subsidised restaurant and deli, an opportunity to work with a number of different departments and disciplines

    Cons

    Most the current upper levels of management were promoted because of how long they have worked for the company rather than on merit and many are literally counting down the days to retirement. As a result there is no real room for innovation and interesting ideas to take root as the management just want to see out their remaining time with the company before retirement. Also as many were not promoted on merit they aren't always capable of doing the job and it is up to sub-ordinates to provide vision and guidance. There is an aversion to dealing with poor managers and they are left to spread their toxicity and there is an extremely high turnover in some departments one department went through 6 supervisors in 6 years due to the behaviour of the department head. There is a strong safety culture - don't come here if you aren't willing to investigate why a paper cut occurred and how you can prevent it from happening again - however there is mixed messages from upper management with some undermining the process by not reporting near losses and ignoring interventions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote on merit, deal with problems as they arise and don't let fester

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    ExxonMobil Experience for a Lifetime

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    EM allows employees to obtain a wealth of experience. You are able to take away many of the learning and apply them to new job ventures.

    Cons

    Because of the demands of the job and a results driven environment, there is a struggle t find a work life balance for many employees. Also, the ranking system can be very subjective with the negotiation and presentation skills of your supervisor playing heavily on your "rank" in the organization and ultimately your pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work life balance and making work enjoyable and the rest will fall into place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Operation technican

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operation Technician
    Former Employee - Operation Technician

    I worked at ExxonMobil International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good pay, allowance, benefits and bonuses
    -Good career prospect

    Cons

    -Challenging job
    -Bad culture depending where you posted

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great Place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Refinery Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Refinery Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    -Safety Conscious!
    -Supportive staff
    -Friendly
    -Great Food at the canteen

    Cons

    -No downsides to mention.
    -Since its a refinery it might be far from the city

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great experiences (intern)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil International as an intern

    Pros

    good value and culture
    very comfortable
    and the company's climate is awesome

    Cons

    sometimes has boring task
    but this's only one cons that I have found!!

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