ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
450 Reviews

3.6
450 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
238 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 employer, but more akin to a private sector government job.

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

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

    Pros

    Instant name recognition that opens doors with others, very competitive pay, stable long term job, get to work with some very intelligent people who are some of the top in their fields.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and averse to change, hierarchical, and management likes to keep things very close to their chests. Limited ability to drive one's own career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the focus on safety and financial discipline but make internal job/role prospects more transparent. Start becoming more nimble in how we do business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    good people good office environment

    Cons

    petroleum is a tough industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the positive environment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good hours - good reps from company

    Cons

    Too many hours expect as attempt to keep labor force at minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be strong

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation, good benefits, steady employment

    Cons

    Few long term opportunities for non-engineers, no bonuses, generally slow promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's all simple, time-killing work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at ExxonMobil part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Not physically challenging
    - Received free food
    - Very flexible hours
    - Friendly and helpful management

    Cons

    - The job is monotonous and repetitive; pretty boring
    - Work doesn't feel meaningful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put scanning labels on all items; it would really help process items faster without having to go back to the shelves to find the prices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overwhelming at first

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at ExxonMobil part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Managers at ExpressMart were kind and supportive, often assigned me to different tasks so I would not get bored

    Cons

    Minimun wage, no discount on food, tedious tasks such as counting cigarettes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fast-paced and technically challenging, but...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Systems  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Information Systems in Dallas, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours (varies with Supervisor)

    Cons

    [1] Contractors shouldn't expect to be treated with respect. That's reserved for the employees.
    [2] If anything goes wrong, it's YOUR fault.
    [3] If you get hurt on/off the job, it's YOUR fault.
    [4] If you need to work overtime, you're working inefficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten-up, it wouldn't kill you to be nicer to your employees and contractors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Merc

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of earth to fry and kill

    Cons

    EPA works hard on a brother

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Follow Orders - No out of the box thinking - Drilling - EMDC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good rotational schedule - International travel only
    Vacation buy back - vacation not used is bought back
    Work life balance - month on month off

    Cons

    Unfair ranking determination - not driven by performance or contribution - who you know!
    Good Old Boy environment - preferential treatment handed out to the chosen one's.
    Non Challenging problem solving environment due to Conservatism.
    Non Diverse
    Going to OSLS on your time.
    Career mobility - non existent
    Nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize proper Management/HR skills to retain your people and not be a training ground - look at the current attrition rate. It speaks for it self.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Promotion are very limited,

    Current Employee - Operator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay is lots better then before, matching 7 percent in the 401 is a great benefit. The work is less wear and tear on my body then before.

    Cons

    No promotional opportunity, you can have a degree, supervisory background and still not know about a job opportunity until after they have promoted someone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets have a documented system for everyone instead of individual management discretion. Remove favoritism.

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