ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
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Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way (in 43 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 37 reviews)

  • Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Challenge and always changing evironment in oil and gas industry

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Challenging, enabling employees to make large contributions, new position every ~2 years

    Cons

    Competitive, big company (so you can feel small), career managed by others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Pipeline Company has so many people. Its a warm welcoming environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    There is always things to do. they don't mind help from other departments. We work as a family. We have a beautiful campus that promotes becoming a healthier person.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say. I love EMPCo!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Chemist

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Chemist in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    • R & D in Chemicals. ---(Particularly in finding more end use of current products. Also to find or formulate products to best suit the end use requested by the customer.)
    • Customer Services. .-----(This includes the answering the telephone to gather the information/s customer/s supplies and also request more information needed to best serve the need and the economics of the process/es.)

    Cons

    • Marketing Technical Services. ----(This is a follow up of customer services. Also the customer/s’ problem/s relating to EMCC’s products and the performance issues. This area mainly relates to contamination problems in supplying the products. ---- tracing where contamination occured and if it occured what is the best solution/s to satisfy the customers and best economical solutions.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    • Holding two patents (A) Consumer Product (B) AgChem --Agricultural Chemistry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Too Big to Fail

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stable; good pay; great work-life balance; job mobility for professional staff

    Cons

    Giant bureaucracy; wildly subjective promotion and ranking system; cult-like inbred corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a DULL place to work. The company is slow to act and too conservative to lead. It is a great and safe job but there are few new opportunities to make an impact. If management desires to foster an excited workforce they should try doing something new in any facet of the company - i mean anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Variety of assignments available, you don't stay in a position for years on end. Good benefits with a pension and 401K. Lots of smart people who are always willing to help.

    Cons

    No job postings available so you never know what's open, you're basically told that you're moving to a new position. Can be very slow moving and the culture is conservative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Lot's of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great training for new hires, and continuing education program
    A wide range of career opportunities
    Well funded & conservatively managed

    Cons

    Slow to change - not agile
    Poor adoption of latest IT infrastructure and equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Great company to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Good HR policy, working from home policy, good health benefit, retirement plan

    Cons

    A little bit too conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and opportunities can be given to current employees, not just new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good experience

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Good Company and excellent work environment. They provide training and several areas as well as good benefits.

    Cons

    Very flat organization so it's difficult to get a promotion, but with hard work and patience, you'll get there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Large, global corporation functioning as an "efficient" government

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    Former Intern - Geophysicist Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Geophysicist Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    -The pay is relatively very high and the work is challenging and stimulating
    -The company is so big that there are many career opportunities for someone just starting out (in theory)
    -People are at least outwardly very nice and helpful
    -Attention to employee health and safety (e.g. top of the line ergonomic office supplies with little question)
    -Treated with respect and considered as a professional even being an intern
    -Given my own office (old campus)
    -Everyone seemed very intelligent and competent at all levels of the company
    -ExxonMobil is on my resume now

    Cons

    -Ranking system drives employees to backstab quite a bit (had a mentor that was new at the company throw me under a bus on more than one occasion)
    -FOX News on all TV's as the only channel (at least at old campus)
    -Arrogance abounds
    -Bureaucracy is huge there for the private sector but functions as an "efficient" government
    -No bonuses (at least never heard anyone speaking of them) - WYSIWYG
    -Said to expect a full time offer upon exit and given none afterward
    -Company views its new hires a very specific way and doesn't like to view them other ways
    -Company only likes to do things the ExxonMobil way - little room for innovation outside of Research
    -Too much management and compartmentalization
    -Assumes it is "stable"
    -ExxonMobil is on my resume now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ExxonMobil will not last forever so stop thinking and acting like it will - no natural or unnatural system is truly stable.
    See the Cons above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good place to have a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good place to have a career

    Cons

    No cons to report here

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