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ExxonMobil Overview

Irving, TX
10000+ employees
1870
Company - Public (XOM)
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
$10+ billion (USD) per year
ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. We hold an industry-leading inventory of global oil and gas resources. We are the world’s largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and our chemical company ranks ... Read more

Mission: Exxon Mobil Corporation is committed to being the world's premier petroleum and petrochemical company. To that end, we must continuously achieve superior financial and operating results while simultaneously adhering to high ethical standards.


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ExxonMobil – Why Work For Us?


ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. We hold an industry-leading inventory of resources and are one of the world’s largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers.

Our guiding principles

Exxon Mobil Corporation is committed to being the world's premier petroleum and petrochemical company. To that end, we must continuously achieve superior financial and operating results while simultaneously adhering to high ethical standards.

The following principles guide our relationships with our shareholders, customers, employees, and communities:

Shareholders
We are committed to enhancing the long-term value of the investment dollars entrusted to us by our shareholders. By running the business profitably and responsibly, we expect our shareholders to be rewarded with superior returns. This commitment drives the management of our Corporation.

Customers
Success depends on our ability to consistently satisfy ever changing customer preferences. We commit to be innovative and responsive, while offering high quality products and services at competitive prices.

Employees
The exceptional quality of our workforce provides a valuable competitive edge. To build on this advantage, we will strive to hire and retain the most qualified people available and to maximize their opportunities for success through training and development. We are committed to maintaining a safe work environment enriched by diversity and characterized by open communication, trust, and fair treatment.

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We commit to be a good corporate citizen in all the places we operate worldwide. We will maintain high ethical standards, obey all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and respect local and national cultures. Above all other objectives, we are dedicated to running safe and environmentally responsible operations.

Exxon Mobil Corporation aspires to be at the leading edge of competition in every aspect of our business. That requires the Corporation's resources — financial, operational, technological, and human — to be employed wisely and evaluated regularly.

While we maintain flexibility to adapt to changing conditions, the nature of our business requires a focused, long-term approach. We will consistently strive to improve efficiency and productivity through learning, sharing, and implementing best practices. We will be disciplined and selective in evaluating the range of capital investment opportunities available to us. We will seek to develop proprietary technologies that provide a competitive edge.

We aspire to achieve our goals by flawlessly executing our business plans and by adhering to these guiding principles and the foundation policies that follow.

Over the last 135 years ExxonMobil has evolved from a regional marketer of kerosene in the U.S. to the largest publicly traded petroleum and petrochemical enterprise in the world.

Today we operate in most of the world's countries and are best known by our familiar brand names: Exxon, Esso and Mobil. We make the products that drive modern transportation, power cities, lubricate industry and provide petrochemical building blocks that lead to thousands of consumer goods.


  1859 - Colonel Edwin Drake and Uncle Bill Smith drill the first successfull oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania. The colonel's discovery triggers an oil boom that parallels the gold rush of a decade earlier.

 1870 - Rockfell and his associates form the Standar Oil Company (Ohio), with combined facilities consituting the largest refining capacity of any single firm in the world. The name Standar is chosen to signify high, uniform qualify.

 1879 - Standard Oil Co. purchases a three-quarters interest in Vacuum Oil Company for $200,000. As a lubricants pioneer, Vacuum Oil introduces a number of popular products, including the revolutionary Gargoyle 600-W Steam Cylinder Oil.

 1882 - Standard Oil lubricates Thomas Edison's first central generating system. Also in this year, Standard Oil Trust forms to include the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (Jersey Standard) and the Standard Oil Company of New York (Socony).

 1885 - The Standard Oil Trust moves its headquarters to 26 Broadway, New York City. The nine-story office building becomes a landmark. The same year, Vacuum develops Gargoyle Arctic engine oils for newly designed generators and motors that operate at speeds of up to 1,000 rpm.

 1903 - The Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orvillle, use both Jersey Standard fuel and Mobiloil (Vacuum) lubricants for their historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

 1911 - Following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Standard Oil breaks up into 34 unrelated companies, including Jersey Standard, Socony and Vacuum Oil.  The year also marks the first time Jersey Standard's sales of kerosene are surpassed by gasoline, a product that in the early days had often been discarded as a nuisance.

 1915 - Ralph De Palma, winner of the Indianapolis 500, is the first of many Indy winners to use Mobil products. His average speed: 89.84 mph.

 1919 - Jersey Standard acquires a 50 percent interest in Humble Oil & Refining Company of Texas. It was during this year that Humble, led by its pioneering Chief Geologist Wallace Pratt, employed micropaleontology, the study of microscopic fossils contained in cuttings and core samples from drilling, as an aid in finding oil.

 1920 - Jersey Standard researchers produce rubbing alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol — the first commercial petrochemical.

 1927 - Humble geophysicists use a refraction seismograph and discover an oil field in Sugarland, Texas.

 1928 - Amelia Earhart uses Mobiloil to protect Friendship when she makes her historic solo flight across the Atlantic. The previous year, Charles Lindbergh used Mobiloil in the Spirit of St. Louis on the first solo flight across the Atlantic.

 1936 - First commercial unit in a cat-cracking refinery begins operation at Socony-Vacuum’s Paulsboro, New Jersey, refinery. The unit used a process developed by French scientist Eugene P. Houdry with the financial backing of Socony-Vacuum. The process added a clay-like catalyst to the cracking process to boost gasoline yields and octane rating.

 1937 - Jersey Standard researchers produce an artificial rubber, butyl. Today, butyl is used in the creation of tires, surgical tapes, protective coatings and more.

 1938 - The world's first commercial production of alkylate begins at a Humble plant in Baytown, Texas. Alkylation made possible the manufacturing of iso-octane, used as a blending agent to produce 100-octane aviation gasoline.

 1942 - The world’s first fluid catalytic cracker goes onstream at Louisiana Standard’s Baton Rouge refinery. The process, developed by four Jersey Standard researchers known as the “four horsemen,” improved on the Houdry method for cat cracking and eventually became the industry standard for producing gasoline. Fortune magazine called it “the most revolutionary chemical-engineering achievement of the last 50 years.”

 1958 - Pan American Airways flies its first trans-Atlantic Boeing 707 flight from New York to London. The flight is fueled by Mobil aviation fuel.

 1959 - An advertising copywriter in Chicago comes up with the advertising slogan “Put a tiger in your tank.”

 1963 - Humble invents 3-D seismic technology, a revolution that completely changes the way the industry searches for oil and gas resources. (This breakthrough technology, coupled with the use of massive parallel computers in seismic imaging, has helped our geologists sharply reduce finding costs since the 1980s while increasing new field resource additions.)

 1966 - Mobil celebrates 100 years since the founding of the Vacuum Oil Company in 1866 and changes its name to Mobil Oil Corporation. The company launches a wide-reaching identity program to emphasize the Mobil trade name.

 1972 - Jersey Standard officially changes its name to Exxon Corporation. The name change is approved by Jersey Standard shareholders in a special shareholders’ meeting.

 1975 - Mobil participates in completion of Beryl A, the world's first concrete production platform. The 50-story-high structure was the prototype for other concrete deepwater facilities operating in the North Sea.

 1976 - Mobil invents a process for converting methanol into high-octane gasoline through the use of the company’s versatile ZSM-5 catalyst.

 1980 - Exxon opens its own facility for environmental health research at East Millstone, New Jersey. Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc. conducts research to further assure the safety of Exxon operations and products.

 1986 - Exxon Research and Engineering invents a powerful new imaging technique called 3-D microtomography to study the internal structure of opaque objects without damaging them.

 1989 - Exxon introduces Exxpol, a single-site metallocene catalyst used to produce consistent, controllable molecular structures that make plastic and rubber products tougher and impact-resistant, with less haze and with excellent organoleptics (low off-taste and odor).

 1995 - Exxon establishes the Save The Tiger Fund in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The Save The Tiger Fund is dedicated to supporting the conservation of Asia’s remaining wild tigers. Since its establishment, ExxonMobil has provided $1 million annually in support of the Save The Tiger Fund.

 2001 - ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company (EMRE) develops the SCANfining process, which uses a new proprietary catalyst to selectively remove more than 95 percent of the sulfur from gasoline while minimizing octane loss.

 2002 - ExxonMobil, joined by other sponsors, initiates the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University — a pioneering research effort to identify technologies that can meet energy demand with dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions.

 2007 - Exxon Neftegas Limited (a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation) completes the drilling of the Z-11 well, the longest measured depth extended-reach drilling (ERD) well in the world. (Located on Sakhalin Island offshore eastern Russia, the record-setting Z-11 achieved a total measured depth of 37,016 feet (11,282 meters), or more than seven miles.)

 2009 - Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) announced the opening of a greenhouse facility today enabling the next level of research and testing in their algae biofuels program.

 2010 - ExxonMobil finalizes its agreement with XTO Energy Inc., creating a new organization to focus on global development and production of unconventional resources. A plan to build and deploy a rapid response system that will be available to capture and contain oil in the event of a potential future underwater well blowout in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico was announced by Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell. ExxonMobil leads the containment system efforts on behalf of the sponsor companies.

 2011 - Exxon Mobil Corporation announced two major oil discoveries and a gas discovery in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico after drilling the company's first post-moratorium deep-water exploration well. This is one of the largest discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico in the last decade.

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Our workforce

We are committed to our employees’ professional development and supporting their career goals. We seek to foster a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals committed to achieving our business priorities.

Diversity and inclusion

We support local employee networks globally to foster a work environment committed to diversity and inclusion.

These include the Asian Connection for Excellence (ACE); Black Employee Success Team (BEST); Global Organization for the Advancement of Latinos (GOAL); People for Respect, Inclusion and Diversity of Employees (PRIDE); Veteran Advocacy and Support Team (VAST); and Women’s Interest Network (WIN). We also support diversity-based education programs and professional organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, among others. We believe these strategic investments in education will help build a global, diverse pool of talent to advance technologies to help meet future energy needs.

We remain committed to improving the gender balance within our company. ExxonMobil promotes leadership opportunities for women throughout all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, transfers, and wage and salary administration.

Culture and Values

Finding safe, efficient and responsible ways to bring affordable energy to a global market.

ExxonMobil is a global provider of the energy that is critical to driving progress and improving the lives of people around the world. We recognize the significant responsibilities we have to our shareholders, customers, employees and communities as we find safe, efficient and responsible ways to bring affordable energy to a global market.

Worksite health and wellness

Overview

ExxonMobil promotes a work environment that helps our employees and their families pursue healthy lifestyles, including prevention of infectious diseases. Our goal is to address the diverse health risks prevalent in the locations where we operate and to protect the health, safety and productivity of our workers while preserving our business operations.  We have addressed the threats of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika and other outbreaks in our workplace through effective and efficient prevention and control programs. Since 2007, no malaria deaths have been reported among our workers. Additionally, none of the approximately 100 active tuberculosis cases diagnosed in our workforce since 2010 have infected another worker on our sites, and no operational disruption has been reported due to an outbreak during that time.

Our approach

Our health policy communicates the corporate expectations for identifying and evaluating health risks related to our operations that can potentially affect our employees, contractors or the public. We also provide voluntary health programs to our employees that promote enhanced well-being, while improving safety and productivity.   

To ensure our occupational health risks are adequately assessed, prioritized and documented, our industrial hygiene professionals apply an exposure assessment strategy to identify and evaluate health risks related to our operations, as prescribed by our Operations Integrity Management System. In each country, we develop workplace health programs, taking into consideration the different local health care systems, health needs and available resources.  

ExxonMobil’s U.S.-based Culture of Health program is designed to support the health, safety and wellness of our employees and reduce health plan costs. We provide health education, bio-monitoring, nutrition and fitness programs that are designed to meet the needs of a variety of work environments such as offices and manufacturing sites. Additionally, we offer employees health coaching and disease management assistance.   

Supporting the health of our employees outside the United States is also a priority. We have Culture of Health programs in Argentina, Malaysia, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. These four programs are in their implementation phase. We continue to look for new opportunities to expand the reach of our Culture of Health program. In all cases, the benefits plans we offer comply with or exceed applicable country laws or regulations for our workers and dependents.

Our Safety Philosophy

Our Safety Philosophy

At ExxonMobil, we believe that it is possible to obtain the energy the world needs while also protecting people and the environment.

We believe the answer lies in three uncompromising pursuits: exceptional technology, rigorous standards and an unwavering commitment to best-practice safety procedures.

The Valdez incident of 1989 was a low point in ExxonMobil’s history, but it was also a turning point. In its aftermath, we launched a top-to-bottom review of our operations and then implemented a system that today guides every operating decision we make on a daily basis. That system is called OIMS (Operations Integrity Management System).

It consists of 11 separate elements that measure and mitigate safety, security, health and environmental risk to people, the environment and the communities in which we operate. Fundamental to OIMS is assessing the risk involved in our operations — from offshore platforms to our offices — and then developing plans to mitigate and manage that risk over the operation’s life.

ExxonMobil’s systematic and disciplined approach to safety has produced significant improvements, but we know there is risk, too, in complacency. So, as we continue to explore for new sources of energy, we will also continue to explore new ways to increase safety. That is our obligation and that is our commitment.

Personal Safety

ExxonMobil expects every employee and third-party contractor to identify, assess and mitigate the risks associated with our daily operations. In 2016, we achieved our best-ever safety performance. We have reduced our workforce lost-time incident rate by more than 80 percent since 2000.

Our workforce safety programs have been implemented and refined over many years of experience. We provide the tools, training and culture that allow our global workforce to execute work safely and intervene or stop work when necessary. We emphasize continuous improvement and concentrate our efforts on preventing higher potential events.

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    ExxonMobil is an innovative work environment bringing an opportunity to work with bright people from all over the world. I have held jobs across Manufacturing, Logistics and Projects over a ~10 year career. I'm consistently engaged at work and learning something new everyday. The new maternity and paternity benefits recently allowed my husband and I a great leave with our 1 year old boy! Great 401K match, pension plan and insurance policies are an added bonus!

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    Work locations in the US are largely concentrated around the Gulf Coast. The international opportunities offer much more location diversity.

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    Continue the current path toward an inclusive and empowered work force. Also continue positive policy changes such as the recent improvements to maternity and paternity leave.

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    6-8 Interviews across a full day. I got assigned a new hire to be your contact and guide me from office to office - my guide took me to dinner the night before with a couple other employees. The discussions were very informal with managers. I mostly asked questions about their experience and listened. The hardest thing was to stay alert and awake during the long day.

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ExxonMobil Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
  • Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2009
  • 50 Most Innovative Companies, BusinessWeek, 2009
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