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"It was a challenging, fun, and rewarding experience."

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Former Employee - Summer Intern in Macedon, NY
Former Employee - Summer Intern in Macedon, NY
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Pros

I was able to ask for help whenever I needed it. Everyone in my division was really friendly and competent in their work. Also, managers made sure that I met every important visitor. They even took me and the other intern to a baseball game, a plant, and a couple extravagant dinners.

Cons

You are given a lot of work and expected to do a good job. This is good for some people and bad for others. In other words, the work load is not for everyone.

Advice to Management

A lot of managers are constantly moving from division to division to advance their career. I would say they should extend their stays at each division.

Other Employee Reviews for ExxonMobil

  1. "Great compensation, weak career development."

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    Former Employee - Automotive Lubricants & Specialties in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Automotive Lubricants & Specialties in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Compensation is amazing. You will not be able to find another job in any other field (given commensurate experience) that will compensate you as well as XOM will. Their 401k match is unheard of and in an uncertain economic environment, offering a pension is unthought of. However, XOM proudly offers a pension program for it's employees.

    Whenever a relocation is involved XOM will provide more than adequate funds to do so. If a relocation is required while within in the company, it is absolutely impossible to take a loss on selling your home.

    Cons

    ExxonMobil's company culture is the more conservative than anything I had imagined. While management advertises a good balance between work and personal life, the successful employees at the company do not have a personal life.

    Career development is too "old-school". You're ranked among peers and promotions are decided by a closed door committee. Job openings are not announced within in the company until they have been filled.

    Working for the company requires you to move every 3-5 years to take a new position. While it's possible to stay in the same position and location, doing so will hinder your ability for increased compensation.


  2. "My experience has been as rewarding and as satisfying as possible. Cannot complain..."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baytown, TX
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, interesting & smart people, somewhat flexible schedule, respectful managers.

    Cons

    Lunch selection is not diverse or healthy, physical work environment is unpleasant, ranking system is unfair and secretive, very bureaucratic. Changing positions is almost impossible. Not much vacation...

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the 21st Century and adapt your ways to the ever changing world. You're still stuck in the 1800's.

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