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ExxonMobil Houston Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Reasonable remuneration, work life balance (in 96 reviews)

  • Great work environment with genuine people that want you to succeed (in 97 reviews)

Cons
  • Also work life balance isn't the best (in 86 reviews)

  • Tough ranking system and very competitive environment (in 139 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Large corporation hard to move

    Advice to Management

    old boys club still exists, get in on it


  2. "Interface, Logistic Engineer/Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In Terface/Logistic Lead Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - In Terface/Logistic Lead Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working group of professionals to work with, good working condition, good interpersonal communication

    Cons

    None very large corporate strucutre

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Your life will never be your own"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits & salary; great opportunities for career changes and travel. Highly ethical company.

    Cons

    The company will suck your life away - lots of hours, at the office & at home. EVERYONE is highly qualified so very competitive. Forced ranking system pits employees against each other which can make a very nasty working environment, depending on your department.

    Advice to Management

    More work life balance


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  5. "Great company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Brand new campus with modern and ergo-friendly furniture and lots of new technology. Flexible working hours. Opportunity to travel overseas. Promotes diversity in the workplace. Challenging assignments.

    Cons

    Traditional culture of large corporation, slow-pace of changes. Performance evaluation through forced ranking.


  6. "Project Controls Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Work-Life Balance is out of balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Pay (I mean great pay out of college)
    Management is trying to embrace the younger generation
    Technology is up and coming

    Cons

    They state that your "performance ranking" will not affect your job stability but that is a LIE. They always have the option to fire the bottom 10% every year and you are left with quitting and taking a severance or staying on board and getting fired.
    This job will suck up your life and management will still expect more
    They state that you are ranked on performance but that is a lie. It is a popularity contest.
    You are unfairly ranked based on perception
    Management leads by fear and intimidation
    Everything is safety oriented so things move painfully slow and they beat the safety subject to the core.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the ranking system and you will see employees actually try to work for you rather than going through the motions and pretending you care about employees.


  8. "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Caring, helpful, encouraging, promoting deserving employee, compensation,

    Cons

    excessive meetings, implement bonus/commission programs

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Espouses progressive outlook, stuck in conservatism"

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    - Competent, highly engaged colleagues. Passionate and intelligent.
    - Job transitions every two or so years
    - Salary relatively high for the industry

    Cons

    - Performance reviews are stuck in the 1960s; wrought with biases, personal friendships, and are completed in secrecy behind closed doors
    - Management is opaque in their job transitions. Roles for nearly all employees change suddenly and without notice.
    - Company portends to be a progressive organization stressing a bold approach to doing business. In reality, management bemoans non-conformist ideas.


  10. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Everyone wants to be on a "manager track". So Exxon lacks some of the really experienced technical individuals because they are moved to different jobs to frequently.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. "Quality People, Stuck in the 90's"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hire top graduates from all other the country
    Opportunity for travel globally

    Cons

    Still a good ol' boy mentality



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