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Pros
  • People sometimes can have flexible working hours to meet work-life balance needs (in 105 reviews)

  • really interesting work environment and a place to learn (in 105 reviews)

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

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 145 reviews)

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  1. "Best org to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - MBA in Fairfax, VA
    Former Contractor - MBA in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance opportunities and on campus child care

    Cons

    Difficult to get hired in positions such as finance, accounting, business administration

    Advice to Management

    Recruit MBAs as aggressively as engineers - and consider those online graduates as low hanging fruit too


  2. "Supply Chain Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Surrounded by a lot of smart people. Enjoyed the cafeteria. Very professional environment and great job security. Would recommend for recent graduates.

    Cons

    ExxonMobil can be very patriarchical and not give you control over your career. ExxonMobil prefers to promote from within which means it is missing out on different perspectives from potential employees from outside of ExxonMobil.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Maybe give a little bit more control to your employees. And bonuses too. We like money. At Christmas time.

  3. "A company that I going to much"

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    Former Contractor - Desktop Support in Fairfax, VA
    Former Contractor - Desktop Support in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    The company overall was a great place to work.

    Cons

    However their desire to not get sued for safety reasons is a bit excessive.

    Advice to Management

    Relax a bit


  4. "Challenging yet Archaic"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work experience, amazing travel experiences, intelligent people

    Cons

    Culture is archaic; people staying at desks until their managers leave, ranking system is toxic

    Advice to Management

    Kill your ranking system because you're losing a lot of talented people over it


  5. "Good if you like slow pace and job security."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High comp (similar to tech).

    Cons

    Little say in career trajectory. Too risk averse, similar to government job.


  6. "Systems Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ExxonMobil pays the employees and consultants well. You have the chance to use the latest technology tools.

    Cons

    Best opportunities are made available to white employees.


  7. "Depends on what you like"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    -Great pay
    -Big name company
    -Can't say about benefits since being an intern I didn't get any of those.

    Cons

    -Stiff and stuck up.
    -At each other's back to make it to the top.
    -You have to basically compete with your peers to get good rankings. You're still expected to be a team player though.
    -It seems like all they care about is money.

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind on what you want from your employees. And don't make them feel like they're less than what they are just because they don't fit your standards. Everyone is different.

  8. "Good company for career development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are great career development opportunities. Internal and external trainings at your fingertips. Great flexible work hours. You work with some very competent people.

    Cons

    Too much corporate bureaucracy. Very conservative company. Technology seems to be behind the industry standards most of the time. There are definitely gender and racial preferences for certain positions. You are ranked against your peers every year so your career advancement and raise partially depend on how well your manager represent you at ranking sessions.


  9. "Not enjoyable."

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    Former Employee - BAR Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - BAR Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary was good at ExxonMobil. They had quite a few benifits, Moving Assistance, Health Care. The company's salary was competitive.

    Cons

    The people there were generally not very nice. It was a cuttthroat culture. People were mean, dishonest and overall out for themselves. Generally, not a fun place to work...

    Advice to Management

    Be friendly to employees. Listen to their concerns and try to take all employees seriously. Be open to suggestions, even if it's not what you originally planned.


  10. "Great Internship Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Location
    Business Travel
    Living
    Free food at work
    Buddy

    Cons

    Hard to take time off
    Stuck doing a boring project all summer
    People come in/out; travelling all the time
    Too many interns

    Advice to Management

    Promote more mingling between current employees and interns


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