ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
676 Reviews
3.6
676 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
244 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way (in 40 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 36 reviews)

  • Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account (in 63 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    No challenges or opportunities for an electrical engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Beaumont, TX

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefit packages are wonderful. Time-off policy is okay. Great company to work for if you are a mechanical or chemical engineer, specially for chemical engineers.

    Cons

    No career path for electrical engineers. Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account. If you show a perception of doing work (a lot of face-time), your ranking will increase even though you did not output a lot of work. A lot of young Supervisors are very inexperienced so your ranking may decrease if he/she does not adequately recognize or appreciate your hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Repair the ranking system. Build a career path or provide opportunities for employees, who are not chemical engineers. Develop solid Supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gained good technical experience but high pressure work environment.

    Former Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    A lot of varied work to gain experience quickly, pay is above average, has policies to promote from within so good opportunities to advance career

    Cons

    High pressure, high stress environment. More of a competitive culture than collaborative. Work-life balance seemed really skewed towards work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a more collaborative work environment between engineers.

  3.  

    A place to develop a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to choose a career path and develop. They really support your training and learning to be a better employee.

    Cons

    They don't share the wealth of the company's performance with all employees who help contribute to the company's success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough resources to get the job done versus spreading your employes thin forcing them to not have work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Friendly co-workers and manager.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Cashier in Kaplan, LA
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Cashier in Kaplan, LA

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are very helpful in helping you to understand how to get the job done. Friendly and fun environment.

    Cons

    The possibility of disgruntled customers every once and a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager was very friendly and answered any questions you may have.

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfied Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Salary is great. Work days are different each day with new challenges. Flexible schedule as long as you are taking care of your business I think is a fair

    Cons

    Many negative people that love talking about conspiracies and how others are unfairly getting promoted. Spend more time doing this than working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and give low performers the closer they so desperately need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great balance

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Culture is great
    much to learn from others

    Cons

    Promotions are too difficult, strutured system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company if you're comfortable with office politics.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Freedom to work when/where you want, as long as the business goals are achieved (within reason, of course).

    Cons

    Much of the management are just promoted lead engineers, with poor leadership and people skills. Success as deemed by the company requires more than just simply doing a good or great job. EM uses a forced ranking system, so you often have to do things above and beyond to set yourself apart from your peers (perception).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion 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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ranking & Rating

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

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

    Pros

    I've been gainfully employed for the last 24 years without being laid off, so it shows to be a very stable company. In comparison to other companies in the same category, the pay is decent. You are given 10 days to dedicate towards training, so that's good!

    Cons

    If you're not at the MPT Level, you won't get many projects assigned to you. If you're at the OCA level, you tend to stay there and you're expected to complete all of the work given to you within your 8 hour time period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for talent at the OCA level and put a plan in place to get those folks to the MPT level. A real plan!!! OCA staff don't have a true career path and if they have the desire to transfer, they really don't know what to ask for. Management really doesn't know what job to match them with either. Roles or positions are created at the OCA level and a skill area is not created for it. So in some cases, you really don't know what skill family to connect with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    For those who love formality and processes.

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    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

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