ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Terrible Company Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is solid financially and has operations around the world.

    Cons

    Do Not Work for this company, you will be very disappointed. There is no such thing as Work / Life Balance. This company has way too many processes and procedures so that you can never do everything that they demand. Then they rank you against your coworkers so that it is a backstabbing, ruthless environment. You will be much happier at just about any other company. The culture at ExxonMobil is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Clean House and start hiring from the outside.


  2. Good company, but not for everyone...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great pay and benefits if you can handle the cons

    Cons

    It has a cult like and somewhat intimidating atmosphere with "Big Brother" looking over your shoulder. This is exemplified by the current use of the old Jack Welch system of ranking employees, albeit without the layoffs. Career progression is systematic and secretive (head down and trust the system). Some of management seems to struggle (or have zero desire) to hold a conversation on topics other than company business.


  3. All Roads Lead to Houston

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Stable Company Great Retirement Benefits (Pension, 401k match, etc.)

    Cons

    With the consolidation of all U.S. employees to their new campus in the Woodlands, working for ExxonMobil means that you are signing up to live in Houston for 30 years. Once you are with the company for more than 10 years, they make it very difficult (financially) to leave, so get out before that if you don't want to be in Houston.

    Advice to Management

    Stop continually being 10 years behind industry trends.


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  5. The mighty have fallen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary is competitive..

    Cons

    The ranking system used is a demoralizing process. The system does not reward hard work or competence. It rewards people that sabotage others and backstab others in order to get an advantage. Managers are often incompetent are and often are only expected to know the rules versus knowing the technical aspects of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the ranking system. Promote only managers that are technically sound


  6. Welder Operator Driver

    Current Employee - Welder in Williamsport, PA
    Current Employee - Welder in Williamsport, PA

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

    Pros

    Traditional work week five too six days a week

    Cons

    Too much O.T. After twelve hrs. its senseless to achive anything

    Advice to Management

    Don't bite the hand that feeds you


  7. Not bad for a large company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    ExxonMobil has great pay and great facilities with above average benefits. Some of the mentors are fantastic and top of their field.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance in some groups, not many opportunities to publish when working research.


  8. You get out what you put in

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

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

    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.


  9. Great company

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

    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.


  10. Perspective

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Broad experience, given great responsibility

    Cons

    Performance evaluation not based on actual performance, but strength of advocate in managing counsel circle.

    Advice to Management

    Take a serious look at how you appraise your people and reward performance


  11. Project Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chalmette, LA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chalmette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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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