Compare ExxonMobil vs Shell BETA

See how working at ExxonMobil vs. Shell compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at ExxonMobil vs. Shell. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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ExxonMobil

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Shell

Employee Ratings

  • Shell scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 1462 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 6801 reviews)
Shell employees rated their Overall Rating 0.9 higher than ExxonMobil employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.7
Shell employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than ExxonMobil employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
4.0
Shell employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than ExxonMobil employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.4
Senior Management
3.5
Shell employees rated their Senior Management 1.1 higher than ExxonMobil employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.7
Culture & Values
4.1
Shell employees rated their Culture & Values 1.4 higher than ExxonMobil employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
ExxonMobil Ceo Darren Woods
26%
26%Darren Woods
CEO Approval
Shell Ceo Ben van Beurden
90%
90%Ben van Beurden
Shell employees rated their CEO Approval 64% higher than ExxonMobil employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
43%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Shell employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 39% higher than ExxonMobil employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
19%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Shell employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 32% higher than ExxonMobil employees rated theirs.

Salaries

ExxonMobil has 1,429 more total submitted salaries than Shell.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Machinery Engineer139 Salaries
$128,208/yr
Intern138 Salaries
$7,530/mo
Research Technician61 Salaries
$68,357/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Reservoir Engineer94 Salaries
$144,661/yr
Geophysisict84 Salaries
$136,875/yr
Petrophysicist98 Salaries
$145,739/yr

What Employees Say

  • Shell had 62 more reviews than ExxonMobil that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • ExxonMobil had 39 more reviews than Shell that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 192 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 172 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 327 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 254 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Ranking system"(in 263 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 193 reviews)
Cons
"Slow decision making"(in 218 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 154 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager

I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

Pros

Competitive wages for oil and gas industry

Cons

Outsourcing jobs to lower cost countries continues.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Collaborative environment, helpful colleagues, bosses who are personally invested in your development, very inclusive people, and job rotations. Shell also walks the diversity talk and diversity... isn't just a check in the box.

Cons

Sometimes a little too collaborative. But the good thing is the decision that comes out of it will more often than not be a good one!

Job Postings

Shell has 436 more recently posted open jobs than ExxonMobil.