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ExxonMobil Process Engineer Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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  1. "Challenging and Engaging Internship Experience"

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    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil for more than a year

    Pros

    Good research environment, intelligent coworkers, lots of independence, good mentorship

    Cons

    Need to immerse yourself in corporate system in order to be successful.

    ExxonMobil2017-10-27
  2. ""Dog eat Dog" environment with everyone looking out for their own benefit."

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    Current Employee - Process Safety Engineer in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits Great pay Enough work to make your head spin

    Cons

    Performance reviews need to focus more on actual quality work. Rather than focusing on how well you keep everyone happy. Upward movement in career is difficult if you are not on the management route. Technical personal's movements are primarily lateral moves.

    Advice to Management

    Performance feedback to employee needs to be on going instead of once a year during performance review cycle. 1:1 meetings with management need to actually focus on career development instead of giving a monthly update of current work progress. 1:1 are a complete waste of time.

    ExxonMobil2019-08-23
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great opportunities to work on large-scale efforts"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Very cool to be working on such large-scale efforts (billion-dollar projects, some of the largest downstream processing units in North America) - Smart, friendly co-workers (I personally haven't seen any increased competitiveness due to ranking system; even when I interned, people were willing to set aside time to teach me / answer my questions) - Very willing to listen to / address safety concerns

    Cons

    - Very procedure-based, without much emphasis on creative problem-solving and engineering innovation; it seems like this may be starting to change, but it's definitely not there yet - Poor work-life balance at sites. It seems like site folks are over-worked, while others at the Houston Campus don't have enough to do, yet they're (mostly) all engineers... - If you start at a site, it seems very difficult to get a... job either at another site or in an office. Starting at refineries seems to give fewer career options than starting at the Houston Campus.

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    ExxonMobil2019-06-09
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of diverse, difficult work - great pay"

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    Current Employee - Process Contact Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, work with some of the best and brightest people around

    Cons

    High stress, long hours. Work/life balance can be good at times but forced overtime is used, even on engineers at times

    ExxonMobil2019-04-17
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Needs work to stay competitive"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Beaumont, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay Benefits Pension Smart individual contributors Good low level management

    Cons

    Rank system doesn't reward work goals Mid level management Buracreacy

    Advice to Management

    Ranking system is 20th centrury backward. Promotes silo work

    ExxonMobil2017-11-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits and pay"

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for 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.

    ExxonMobil2017-10-10
  7. "Safe"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Safety is real, every day

    Cons

    Work is hard, every day

    ExxonMobil2017-03-19
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Exxonmobil"

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    Process Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    - Great Benefits - Opportunity to excel in career

    Cons

    - Office Politics - Competitive due to force rankings

    Advice to Management

    Loss the competitive ranking system

    ExxonMobil2017-01-22
  9. "Red Tape"

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can learn a lot from industry veterans

    Cons

    Force ranking, slow moving, declining

    Advice to Management

    Wake up to reality

    ExxonMobil2016-11-19
  10. "Buy Exxon Stock, Work for Shell"

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    Former Employee - Process Contact Engineer in Billings, MT
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work is challenging, interesting, and engaging. You are doing different tasks most days and the people you work with are nothing short of outstanding. The pay is best in industry, although ExxonMobil does not do bonuses, and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is poor and you are expected to do whatever it takes when production is down or business planning is due with little to no regard for the rest of your workload during those times. There is a lot of red tape and churn when trying to get things done and the work efficiency is bureaucratic at best. ExxonMobil investors are also interested in seeing the most results for the leanest operational costs... and lowest headcount in the industry, so much of the company business is aligned with this model.

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    Advice to Management

    Your employees are the same intelligent and capable people that you were before you were promoted to the next level. Let them own their decisions and the consequences or results rather than second-guessing the details and keeping everything grounded until they can prove that they're trustworthy.

    ExxonMobil2016-10-03
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