ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
285 Ratings

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. Great firm to work. Significant upward mobility, however people rarely leave

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Significant upward mobility, decent pay

    Cons

    People rarely leave, no others

  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Great company but minimal worklife balance. The pay is excellent but you'll have no free time to enjoy the extra money.

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    Former Employee - Controller in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Controller in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the brightest people in the world. There is a big gap in employees since they stopped hiring for almost a decade. Senior management is about to retire while middle management is in their 30s.

    Cons

    Since senior mgmt. is so much older, they do not like change. Old systems. Old methods of doing things. Very resistant to any kind of change. Lack of quality managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a difference between being an SME and a good manager. Go the extra mile for your employees and they'll give you 110%

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    not a bad location. got a lot of experience with different things

    Cons

    where to begin.... i worked at a private owned store in florida. it wasnt bad jut way to many rules, unfair discipline for employees because it wasnt the same for each employee. the manager turnovers were beyond what any employee was willing to handle. cared more about manager and area manager than they did about the customers and the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if your going to run a successful business stop and think of what your employees notice and what the customers notice. if the store is always having issues between the manager and the employee customers are going to see that and arent going to feel like they are in a customer friendly environment meaning they wont come back. if you are going to show discipline you need to have it the same for each employee dont favor one just cuz they are your buddy buddy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 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

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