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ExxonMobil Baytown Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • People sometimes can have flexible working hours to meet work-life balance needs (in 106 reviews)

  • really interesting work environment and a place to learn (in 107 reviews)

Cons
  • It's important to set work life balance boundaries (in 94 reviews)

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 147 reviews)

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  1. "Oil and gas"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than a year)

    Pros

    Variety of culture to work with.

    Cons

    Women have the end of the stick.


  2. "Paralegal"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Paralegal in Baytown, TX
    Former Contractor - Paralegal in Baytown, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Personal office, some social time, good pay

    Cons

    Management are not nice, they don't care about you no matter how much they claim to

    Advice to Management

    Be nice. Lose the attitude. You're not God.

  3. "Safe"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    Safety is real, every day

    Cons

    Work is hard, every day


  4. "Project Controls Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Smart people
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Politics
    Secrecy regarding ranking
    Pay increase is flat for very long time

    Advice to Management

    Do what you said you are going to do...


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good job security, reliable processes and results, but some employees make you question how the company is so successful"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security is excellent - XOM wants to hire for life. Long-term compensation is good (401k & pension). If you get an internship and you decently well you will get more internships and/or get hired full time. Pay starts out well and increases quickly early in your career then the raises, though predictable in timing, are not very large. Strong ethical and safety performance are core values. EVERYTHING is proceduralized so at least it's predicable; once you know the system it is easy to perform well.

    Cons

    Company evolves slowly due to very bureaucratic approach. "Old boys club"/"it's all about who you know" in full effect - transferring through the company takes luck and knowing the right person at the right time. No one ever loses their job for performance so you work with some real duds. Performance review process is done by ranking which results in back stabbing throughout the year. There are no bonuses and pay later in your career will not be as competitive as jumping to another company (though the long-term benefits with job security and the 401k & pension balance this).

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the PADP (performance assessment, aka ranking) process because it results in lack of team work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Competitive work place"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    The performance system is designed to reward people who bested their peers. Culture is cut throat and competitive. Politics is critical to succeed for all levels of the hierarchy. Backstabbing is a norm. Have not met a person who doesn't know the exact date they can retire with full pension.


  7. "Employment at Exxon"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer for ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer for ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job stability, structure, safety and procedures.

    Cons

    The company can seem very rigid and old school.

    Advice to Management

    Explore more work life balance options for millinials

  8. "research scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great organizational training support system.

    Cons

    very controlling management in some sections

    Advice to Management

    Please consider worker management


  9. "Exxon Time."

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    Former Employee - API Inspector in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - API Inspector in Baytown, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great if you cut your teeth on ExxonMobil. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Hard on you if you cut your teeth on ExxonMobil.

    Advice to Management

    Teach the ExxonMobil Way.


  10. "Lab Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Four days off, good pay, benefits, good vacation allowance, job is stable.

    Cons

    Twelve hour days, some forced OT, too safe, work load is many times heavy, early start times, and must work half of weekends.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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