ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
450 Reviews

3.6
450 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
238 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, salary, workplace flexibility, 401k/pension, interesting projects

    Cons

    Ranking system, bureaucratic, simple requests take time to get approved, move to woodlands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work
    Drop the ranking system and make your employees feel good about themselves

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company & great opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Great company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stable, well established large corporation. Compensation well above average.

    Cons

    Employee ranking system can be demotivating unless you are regularly in the top 20% in performance. That too often equates to 80% feeling undervalued, under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the ranking system. You have a workforce of among the best in the world. Find a system that allows the majority to feel good about their achievements/contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    7 year technician

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great pay wonderful benifits great safety program

    Cons

    No real room for growth

  6.  

    Politically-driven management reduces effectiveness of technical staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It can be exciting to work on large scale projects with some top people from around the world. Management tends to be open to new ideas. Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way. Opportunities for leadership tend to be open to all, regardless of level of experience with the company.

    Cons

    Despite being open to new ideas, it can be difficult to change the way things are done. An employee's experience is completely controlled by their immediate line management. Some groups can be very silo-ed. Communication across boundaries is easy, but usually not encouraged by management. No meaningful career discussions with management. Management driven more by politics than technical solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to your staff. Implement 9/80 schedules or communicate how employees can utilize existing policies.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Some Good Things, but Time for a Culture Shift

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, lots of company-paid-for training and professional development opportunities, great people for the most part, stable company, good pay

    Cons

    Antiquated rating/ranking system, very bureaucratic and stuck in their ways, software developers get no respect and are treated as "second-class" by the majority of the non-IT employees, not "agile"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that your company wouldn't be able to run without your Computer Science people and put more effort into changing the culture that treats those individuals as lesser than the other organizations

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

    Lots of work and high pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable, large and predictable

    Current Employee - Advisor
    Current Employee - Advisor

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

    Pros

    Stable, great people, interesting colleagues, important work. Ethical employer with good benefits who won't bother you too much if you just show up each day and put in your time. Move you around enough to develop you, so the work doesn't get too boring.

    Cons

    I get the feeling that the less I ask questions the happier everyone is. Train smart enough people to do flawless work over and over and over again, and you'll have a great market leader. The ranking system creates a culture of blame, even among good people who genuinely want to be team players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving to the Woodlands was not a great move to retain young people. Nor is making those young people wait 10 years before they can send an email without manager approval. A little innovation would go a long way in making this place even better.

  10.  

    The experience to work with Exxon was remarkable.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Company prestige, pay, location, benefits

    Cons

    Weather too hot, not enough water fountains around the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more interns and coop student as it will help for employment in the future

  11.  

    Great treatment of employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Many chances to advance into other areas in the company.

    Cons

    Have to work one full year before you get a vacation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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