ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated September 2, 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. Petroleum Geologist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Exploration Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Exploration Geologist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Traveling all over the world

    Cons

    Many places that I worked at were far off and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good but not perfect

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay well, especially considering the cost of living in Houston. Some people will tell you ExxonMobil is safety crazy, it's true but it has benefits. They have a high emphasis on ergonomics, everyone has great equipment for coding 8 hrs per day (sit/stand desk, ergo friendly mouse and keyboard). Fairly low stress (no strict deadline, no forced 80 hour weeks etc..) You can work a regular 40 hrs and be totally fine (but probably won't standout). Surrounded by very smart people, problems are generally challenging/interesting. You'll change jobs every 2-5 years, so you shouldn't get bored and are constantly learning. Very stable, basically 0 layoffs during these tough times were other large companies (i.e. Chevron) are firing lots of people.

    Cons

    Not really a software shop, the organization of software development is nothing like you'd see at a company like Microsoft or Google. Sometime a lot of red tape to step through, road blocks that prevent you from using the latest and great technology. Ranking system isn't that great, lots of competition (you have to play the game right to get ahead). You have to do lots of extra initiatives to be noticed, being good at your job isn't enough. Working at the Upstream Research Company you aren't valued as much as an engineer or geoscientist (ExxonMobil IT doesn't garner the same respect).

    Advice to Management

    Put a bit more trust in you employees, we don't need so much security it impacts productivity. It's OK to accept a bit of risk.


  3. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great network experience and collaboration

    Cons

    hard to figure out the organization and the best place for answers


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company with traditional corporate values

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subsea Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Subsea Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary, very knowledgable and experienced co-workers and subject matter experts. Rarely did I feel an answer to a question was more than a phone call away. Great opportunity to see the world. Conservative approach (as compared to others E&P operators) allows it be profitable and stable during downturns.

    Cons

    Rating and ranking systems don't always capture value individual employees bring to the organization. Bureaucracy of management systems can be frustrating and requires employees to understand intent of the systems rather than the letter of the law to be effective for managing the business.

    Advice to Management

    Consider using externally recognized training and certifications (e.g. PMP, Vibration Institute certification, etc) to build employee skills. Encourage transparency regarding employee performance to mid-level management so lower tier employees have reasonable expectations of how they're doing and what they can do to improve all year round.


  6. A good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, good pay and benefits, lots of trainings available.

    Cons

    Your experience really depends on your supervisor/manager.


  7. ExxonMobil Internship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Can't get a better pay anywhere.

    Cons

    Full time hires are expected to work way too many hours

    Advice to Management

    There should be the option to work 9/80's or 4/10's instead of being expected to work 5/12's every week.


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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very advanced in technology and research

    Cons

    too many facilities in the world

    Advice to Management

    keep the good job up and protecting the environment


  9. Long term career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment, job opportunities, salary, benefits, people, training

    Cons

    Your career is owned by your direct supervisor/manager (not you) so if you have a bad relationship with your boss or they simply have their interests above yours then you can be stuck in an assignment or not in control of the next job you get. No 9/80s.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to have more visibility in ranking and more say in new job opportunities


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Company but with Very Conservative Team Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great compensation - lots of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    - lots of office politics which often drives the annual performance review - very conservative working environment! You have to respect the seniority otherwise you would get a very adverse effect on the performance evaluation


  11. Excellent Company to Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong career focused company that affords its employees many opportunities to travel and work in all aspects of the company. They have an extremely strong executive leadership development program with many great people that work for the company. Additionally, the benefits, including pension plan and workplace flexibility policy help the make ExxonMobil one of the best companies you could work for in this day in age. Also appreciate the ranking system at the company the great rewards hard work, but is still fair to folks who are not top performers.

    Cons

    Limited cons, but at the moment the one thing that sticks out is that the stock is flat over the last 10+ years

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build the next generation of leaders and be sure to position the company to be flexible to the changing energy demands decades into the future



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