Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company

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Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
11 Reviews
3.9
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good pay and stable career.

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable career (typically hires for life), options to move within the company. Fairly low and benign politics - esp. at my level. Good work life balance. Very stable company with good long term prospects and a senior mgmt that genuinely thinks and invests on multi-decade time-frames.

    Cons

    Very slow moving, bureaucratic and conservative. Like the rest of the oil&gas industry, pretty backward in technology - esp. when compared to hi-tech companies which can get frustrating. Also, job-security makes people complacent and risk-averse. Also, the office space (i.e. on-site food, furniture, equipment, gym etc) is of very poor grade at all engineering locations.

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

    Good work environment,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist

    I have been working at Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a great environment for engineering and science. People here are technically top-notch and very friendly. No office politics - atleast not of the nasty kind. Pay is decent and good benefits - including a pension plan.

    The company hires for life - and encourages thinking of your career there in multi-decade time-spans.

    Great work life balance - a lot of vacation time, sensible working hours.

    Also, with the current petroleum boom - the outlook for this company is very promising.

    Cons

    Not the best place to build a career if you don't fit into the core competencies - chem-eng, reservoir-eng, geo-physics, geology, etc. Also, you have to move locations often to further your career - staying in the same job-family too long causes career stagnation.
    Not ideal when you have a family and a working spouse.

    The physical condition of their offices is kind of ratty - old furniture, slow and unwieldy laptops, ratty carpeting, cafeteria food is horrible, no free coffee or sodas - stuff like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Technician/Plant Operator  in  Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Research Technician/Plant Operator in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Offers challenges to those who love them. Trial of new products and support for other plants to solve a particular problem satisfy my need of challenges. As a prior operator in a commercial plant, I loved my job, but lacked the challenges and change up I seek.

    Cons

    Limited budget sometimes forces you to work with what you have when you know a certain piece of equipment will help the process work better. Young engineers are hired usually directly out of school to cut their teeth on, and move on within a year or two, so it's a tiring process of having to "school" them in what will work and what doesn't. Lack of support for issues that bring us to a halt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We understand the overwhelming feeling of a new position, however, have new engineers for the units be required to also learn and understand the unit they are running. In the field, with the operators, start ups to shutdowns, and get to know and understand the limitations of the unit. When they understand and know the unit, it helps us help them while helping us get the support we need when things are not turning out as was expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Incentives, pay is really good, room to grow within the company, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Relocating to Houston and will not pay for administrative staff move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for the administrative when it comes to relocation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Get to know the system

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities for those willing to put in the time

    Cons

    Once pegged as non performer difficult to change perceptions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Attracts highly intelligent workforce, but the best people leave after a few years due to terrible work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company full-time

    Pros

    Many bright and interesting people, challenging work, good place to learn skills and then go on to something better.

    Cons

    Good old boy management
    Poor middle management
    Politics trumps all
    Horrible hours
    Diversity and work-life balance are a myth
    No training
    Antiquated computers and software (this was really surprising)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Need to be good at playing the system to thrive.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Annandale, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Annandale, NJ

    I worked at Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting technical projects.
    Good infrastructure/resources for conducting research.

    Cons

    Very authoritarian culture.
    Lot of back-biting spurred by force ranking.
    Frustration among majority of the researchers due to lot of "busy work" and useless meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too arrogant to listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company

    Pros

    Great scientific networking opportunities, great scientists involving in bench-to-plant innovations, good pay package

    Cons

    A great abyss between management and scientists. Growth opportunities limited for research scientists in the organization.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very high technical standard set in all area of oil and gas with great people to work with. Great company for strong and highly talented new hires to develop their technical skill-sets.

    Cons

    Company is getting too large and has large company challenges for new entrant..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job, though there is room to improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Exciting Company with helpful colleagues BUT bad compensation and benefits

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    excellent place to learn,
    helpful colleague from CEO, AEO and GSO,
    nice office,
    plenty of knowledge / information resources

    Cons

    bad traveling arrangement,
    double standard - malaysian staff do not enjoy the same benefit / compensation per american staff, i.e: share option scheme etc,
    awkward working hour

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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