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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
444 Reviews

3.6
444 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
235 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance outside of month-end close (in 22 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Rating & Ranking system is antiquated at best (in 41 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great balance

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

    Pros

    Culture is great
    much to learn from others

    Cons

    Promotions are too difficult, strutured system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Autonomy is great; very bureaucratic; pay and benefits are excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attorney  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Professionals are given freedom to do their jobs without interference; very dynamic pace; exposure to issues you'll not see anywhere else; pay and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Many in management need to work on their people skills (a good technician isn't necessarily cut out to manage a staff)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin staffing is a frequent challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ExxonMobil Response

    May 20, 2014Recruiting Consultant

    Thanks for the feedback. Consistent, quality supervisor training is an initiative currently being worked in Human Resources.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No surprises. What you expect is what you get from a large company.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Stability in income. Great benefits. Good group of people to work with, mostly nice people. Risk averse, lot of layers of management makes sure that the project that is eventually done is a project that is worth doing.

    Cons

    Large company that moves slowly. Lot of layers of management. Few people working and lot of people taking credit for their work. Painful to get projects done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat in middle management. Senior management has some really good ideas that if implemented would make this company even greater. The ideas eerily resemble what the working class level people want to do and think is great. However, the middle management acts as a shock absorber leaving it difficult for any change to happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    For those who love formality and processes.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a great company for someone who is right out of grad school. The salary and benefits are excellent and you will pay of those student loans in no time.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. It is a very fast-paced, formal, structured, process and guideline heavy environment.

    The rating and ranking process is brutal and destroys employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    6 years experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, pretty good rotational program if you know how to work it.

    Cons

    Below average salaries for big oil and gas companies, raises and bonuses are weak. Little control over career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people, listen to their goals

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Impressive company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Core Process Control Intern  in  Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Core Process Control Intern in Baytown, TX

    Pros

    The company offers great pay and benefits. They also have a strong commitment to excellence and safety. A career at ExxonMobil offers the potential for lots of travel and career development. Expect to be challenged intellectually and learn on a daily basis. Also, everyone I have had the pleasure of working with is very outgoing and I didnt work with anyone I didn't like.

    Cons

    The downside of working at ExxonMobil is they tend to hire overachievers. This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brief but valuable experience

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Good experience. Nice people. Good for a resume. Well run company. Solid employee benefits. Overall an enjoyable and valuable experience

    Cons

    Tough to manage work and home life although that could be said of any job. Not a very challenging job although this could also be listed as a pro for some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    No opinion of CEO

    ExxonMobil Response

    May 20, 2014Recruiting Consultant

    Thanks for the feedback. We work hard to ensure that our benefits remain top-notch.

  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Clerk  in  Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Store Clerk in Boone, NC

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy work required

    Cons

    Only thing I have to say, is you could be subject to a possible robbery

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Drilling Controls Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment. Encouraging management and promising projects to work on.

    Cons

    It takes very long to be promoted within this organization, which does not mean it is not worth the wait but that it is not an easy thing to handle if you are seeking a promotion in the near future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best Energy Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    This company has it all! Best employee training. Best Salary structure. Best performance promotion system. Best work locations. Best defined benefit plan. Best savings plan. Best Medical Plan. best overall benefits package.

    Cons

    There is not much to say with regards to "cons" for this company. It may not be providing the best sector returns to the stockholders. I do not like the little red stop sign they force me to put on my corporate credit card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give yourselves a big pay raise - you deserve it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ExxonMobil Response

    May 20, 2014Recruiting Consultant

    Thanks for the feedback. The benefits package are designed to be top-notch to retain the top talent in the industry.

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