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ExxonMobil Houston Reviews

Updated January 1, 2018
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  • sometimes the work life balance is difficult due to high workload (in 101 reviews)

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 164 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work with excellent development opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Collaborative, international environment with abundance of opportunities
    - Ability to work with smart and inspiring people from all over the world
    - Fantastic work environment with new modern facilities in Houston
    - Leadership opportunities early in career, significant investment in people since all promotion is done from within
    - Fresh wind in Corporation with new CEO, lots of focus on innovation, intrapreneurship, competency development
    - Excellent compensation that quickly grows with performance/contributions, good workplace flexibility policies and practices

    Cons

    It's a huge company so if you want to change something (big), it won't happen overnight. ExxonMobil invests in the long-term, so often a bit of patience is required.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Network Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Stable, Job Security, Generally high paying company

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, Insincere in their appreciation of their people

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of Work, Lots of Meetings"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. In the past they had technically qualified professional personnel.

    Cons

    Appraisal system is cut throat and personality driven. Staff reductions and cut backs have resulted in a void in experienced personnel.

    Advice to Management

    The rapid reduction of experienced personnel may become a problem in the future.


  4. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved department, pay is reasonable, job duties aren't too hard, great company to work for.

    Cons

    No paid time off, no opportunity for advancement to permanent positions.


  5. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good safety culture, Good focus on long-term development of employees, competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    Expected to commute to various company and contractor locations all over the Houston area


  6. "Facilities Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, variety of work, excellent training

    Cons

    Very structured, competitive, frequent travel


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable work environment, with good benefits and a lot of good opportunities for growth and mobility.

    Cons

    Fairly political system based on a ranking driven by leadership/schmoozing far more than technical skill.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Reliable...but not fun"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job stability is good, pay is good (if you rank well), retirement plan is good

    Cons

    Not really enjoyable to work in such a stuffy environment. Everyone walks on egg shells, so as not to ruin their ranking. People also push pet projects that may not actually be beneficial, but look good for ranking.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of forced ranking and see how much more productive people become.


  9. "Tuff but fair safety program"

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    Former Contractor - Safety Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Safety Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a very good safety program that has concern for all it's employees and contractors.

    Cons

    Some personal are too strict and use the safety program as a weapon against contractors.

    Advice to Management

    The safety program is a great model for all work sites. Exxon has really positioned itself as a true leader in safety for all it's personnel.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Meh... And getting "Meh"er"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Salary
    * Size helps when working w/ vendors and third parties - a lot of weight to swing around.
    * Houston Campus is really nice
    * 401k matching

    Cons

    * Leadership framework incentivizes selfish and poor behavior from those seeking to climb the corporate ladder
    * Organization does not actively shed dead weight as frequently as it should. There are too many people sitting around collective paychecks.
    * Lack of vision/strategy across several of the major business lines.
    * Lack of solid, well-communicated vision/strategy for the corporation as a whole
    * Annual performance evaluation process incentivizes bad behavior, demoralizes large percentages of the employee population, and is overly time-consuming to administer.

    Advice to Management

    * Redesign & modernize employee evaluation process
    * Redesign & modernize leadership framework
    * Redesign & modernize business practices, corporate vision, and strategy


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