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ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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Pros
  • People sometimes can have flexible working hours to meet work-life balance needs (in 111 reviews)

  • Fantastic work environment with new modern facilities in Houston (in 110 reviews)

Cons
  • It's important to set work life balance boundaries (in 97 reviews)

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 157 reviews)

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  1. "Process Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People, pay, work schedule , and conditions

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Good benefits and pay"

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    Current Employee - Process Contact Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Process Contact Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and the employer takes care of people when they have personal reasons for time off. Lots of opportunities for advancement and career development

    Cons

    Long work hours. Lots of red tape. Trying to get things done goes slowly and the processes can hinder progress at times.

  3. "The work is fulfilling and overall rewarding, but that is overshadowed by the negative culture."

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    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always plenty of work to do. Lots of opportunities to learn, advancement depends on the job and background. Stability and great benefits.

    Cons

    Culture of leadership to reward negative behavior, causes poor morale amongst the employees. Big headed individuals are overwhelming in trying to get things done in a safe and productive manner.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors and Managers should not encourage poor morale and competition within sections. People in good morale working as a team get things done safely, efficiently and accurately.


  4. "Chemical Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Intern - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Intern - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my co-op with ExxonMobil in their chemicals division. They give you a great deal of autonomy with your projects and they give you real work to do as well. It was a great learning experience with really good pay, and they treat you very well as an intern. ExxonMobil is a great place to work with a lot of opportunities for career progression and continuous education. I also found it to be a collaborative environment with strong upper management to drive company success. Overall, it was probably the best intern experience you can get as a chemical engineer in college. It's also a solid place to work for many years because of the high salary, benefits, pension plan, and work-life balance (later in career).

    Cons

    There are so many systems in place whether it is safety or management of change that things move incredibly slowly. Also, due to employees changing jobs every 2 years, there is no sense of ownership in a lot of projects and some things just never get done or take much longer than they should.

    The company also lacks some perks that most other companies enjoy like more flex days or vacation days. 2 weeks vacation for the first 5 years is not enough. Contact engineers (entry level) routinely worked 60+ hours a week and some weekends which can lead to burnout and job turnover.

    Advice to Management

    There is a method to the madness so I would keep doing what you are doing. I think it would serve the company well to be more agile and up-to-date in the technology that is used in downstream and chemicals businesses, since almost all the technology I was using was 10-20 years old.

    More work-life balance or variety in job roles in the downstream and chemicals side would be nice too. I really hated how almost engineer that started at ExxonMobil would spend their 20s in the same location (BR, Baytown, Beaumont) when they are probably best suited for travel since they are young and have no kids yet.

    Also, I think it would serve the company well to increase their perks in their manufacturing plants to compete with companies like Chevron, Google, Facebook. The salary that is offered to entry-level employees is high but 2 weeks vacation for the first 5 years is barely anything. Look at increasing flex days or add 1 more week after 3 years, so you can retain more than 50% of engineers after 3 years (when 401k is kept) or 5 years (pension).


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits! Company matches 7% when you put in 6% into savings plan. You get more time off than with regular jobs and can swap your holidays giving you even more days.. I get about 5-6 weeks off a year. Company truly values employees and tries to take care of them. Really great reputation!

    Cons

    Shift work which might be hard on some people but I love it! Job is not for the accident prone.

    Advice to Management

    Being bogged down with paper work and numerous tasks to help implement safety is not always the best approach. I find it stresses out people who have been there many years and they aren't able to concentrate on training up new employees and give them their wisdom because there is always some safety paperwork to do, or meeting. It'd be best for them to pass their knowledge and expertise to the next people so the units can continue to run smoothly!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, tough work"

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    Current Employee - Fixed Equipment Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Fixed Equipment Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent personnel development, recognize high achievers with raises

    Cons

    Ranking system demoralizes many employees, demanding in terms of workload

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more on desired moves


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Exxonmobil"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Benefits

    - Opportunity to excel in career

    Cons

    - Office Politics

    - Competitive due to force rankings

    Advice to Management

    Loss the competitive ranking system

  8. "Internship and Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Exciting work environment. Room to grow.

    Cons

    Could be stressful at times and work life balance was sometimes a challenge.


  9. "Internship:"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, nice co-workers, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Poor location (Louisiana is unbearably hot during summers!)


  10. "ExxonMobil OCA Position"

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    Current Employee - OCA in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - OCA in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office environment, periodic wage increases, steady hours, no weekend or holiday work.

    Cons

    Little to no overtime opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Starting salary increase due to the nature and criticality the position serves to the rest of the section and the site's functionality.


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