ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
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Pros
  • Employees generally respects work-life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • The company offers great pay and benefits (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance seemed really skewed towards work (in 37 reviews)

  • Rating & Ranking system is antiquated at best (in 66 reviews)

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  1. You get out what you put in

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are prepared to work hard, learn all you can, take the job seriously and contribute a lot to the success of your department, your project, your team, then you will be offered a lot of different opportunities and be paid well. You will have a great career.

    If you just show up every day, occupy space, go through the motions, and deliver so-so results that are uninspiring, you will be assigned to less critical, less exciting projects, not be moved around very often, and just get paid average money. You will have a career, but maybe not as rewarding as some of the others around you (that put in more effort).

    So at the end of the day, it all really depends upon you and how hard you are willing to work. People who take the job seriously and understand that they have to demonstrate their willingness "go the extra mile" at times will be well rewarded and satisfied with their time at ExxonMobil.

    Everything they do is aimed at encouraging you to have a long-term career with them. It is up to you if you do or not.

    Cons

    It is hard work. There is a real link between your contribution to the company's goals and the money you are paid. It is work, not a frat party. They have rules, they have policies, they have priorities (like safety, above board business practices, setting targets and then meeting them). If you don't like rules, ExxonMobil is not a good fit for you.


  2. Great company

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. A lot of support goes into education. Safety is top priority. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Don't have a lot of cons to speak of. Their testing process could improve a bit would be one thing l can think of.


  3. Project Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chalmette, LA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chalmette, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great stable company with tons of opportunities. Tons of jobs available in diverse locations and fields. Great opportunity for relocation.

    Cons

    Rigid structurally with a bit more bureaucracy than I'd like. Strong core safety values but could use some modernization of work life balance culture

    Advice to Management

    Keeping up with changing workforce demographics could be difficult for ExxonMobil given rigidity so ensuring enough of the overall demographic that matches Exxonmobil culturally is accessible is key.


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  5. Great place if you need order and processes

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, pension, insurance, pay
    Some flexible time if you have to deal with personal matters
    Lots of opportunity for training and experience, but gotta be an ultra go-getter, not your run of the mill go-getter.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, top down approach, which means less power for those on the front line.
    Lots of processes, but unfortunately they're needed because the company is so big.
    Autonomy and individuality are lacking, if they could make everyone to fit a mold, it would make their life easier.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, it's too big, it is what it is.


  6. Global Advisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A strong positive culture of self motivated employees and a company that truly invests in their future

    Cons

    Must be open to the idea of moving every few years to truly benefit from opportunities available to you

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about the ratings process


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    Best major to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely well compensated. Only hires the best and brightest. Unlimited potential. Crushes the competition with brains and their wallet. Don't need a fancy degree to get ahead, just a willingness to do what is necessary. Employees of ExxonMobil are family, and will be treated as such. Majority of employees will retire millionaires.

    Cons

    You will work. A lot. And you will think. A lot. You will most likely always feel like the dumbest person in the room. The best will do big things, the stragglers will slowly but surely fall out.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the safety record continuously, keep a strong balance sheet, don't let office politics affect operations.


  8. Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with perfect system and process. Feel very comfortable since everyone has a clear role and just follow the set rules.

    Cons

    A big conservative company. Process oriented culture lead to less value of the people in the whole organization. Need to get some more flexibility in work environment

    Advice to Management

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  9. Hard work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support Analyst in Irving, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Learning opportunities such as tuition assistance and other internal learning on the job training pertaining to what you are currently working on

    Cons

    Work long hours and too much travelling and many meetings. Time away form your family (if you have one). No overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Do not micro manage your employees. Doing so doe not motivate your subordinates and they run the risk of losing great talent.


  10. Great opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity if willing to relocate. Expect to move every 1.5-3yrs, especially if your in EMRE projects.

    Cons

    Competitive environment, very structured ranking process. Always delivering to deliver efficiencies. Not a place for you if you fear high expectations.

    Advice to Management

    R&S needs to value local employee talent and career progression a bit more.


  11. Marketing Anaylst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, a lot of opportunity for career advancement

    Cons

    Some positions require much travel.



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