ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
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. 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.


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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


  3. Long term career

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    • Culture & Values
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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


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    Great Company but with Very Conservative Team Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. 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


  7. Amazing opportunities and long-term investment in your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Paulsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Paulsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Commitment to operational integrity and ethical execution of business practices. Strong emphasis on safety and operational excellence across all lines of business from the top to the bottom. ExxonMobil is a company that invests in an individual over their entire career and offers amazing benefits, while engaging employees in challenging and rewarding projects. Flexible work arrangements are very useful and have helped me tremendously.

    Cons

    ExxonMobil is a large company and executing the various work processes can take time. Complexity of various systems is often unnecessary, or poorly communicated down the line. IT resources are somewhat outdated in some business units.

    Advice to Management

    Consider improving on-boarding and assimilation for new employees. The ammount of information new employees must absorb can be overwhelming, and a lot is expected in the first week of employment.


  8. Worked in technology, business and manufacturing within chemicals

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

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

    Pros

    People are great and fun to work with. Company is strong and good morals. New campus is awesome. Disciplined approach to everything.

    Cons

    No 9-80s. Very demanding and competitive within work groups. Facilities are old and need of a revamp like the new campus.

    Advice to Management

    9-80s, work on work/life balance and health programs


  9. Good company. Strong safety focus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Good benefits. Highly recommended

    Cons

    Sometimes can be inflexible.


  10. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, always changing, lots of responsibility. Work life balance. Mostly good managers. Talented coworkers.

    Cons

    Ranking system can upset some...someone has to be bottom.


  11. Great Company for Internships

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relevant work, challenging projects, motivated (and helpful) full-time engineers, great pay

    Cons

    Not all engineers have a healthy work/life balance



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