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ExxonMobil Procurement Associate Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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Pros
  • People sometimes can have flexible working hours to meet work-life balance needs (in 104 reviews)

  • Great benefits and good work environment (in 103 reviews)

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

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 144 reviews)

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

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Long-term career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great starting salary. Awesome benefits. Challenging but rewarding assignments (for the most part). Strong safety culture. Global presence. A+ people.

    Cons

    Can be a high stress and very competitive environment. Not enough or significant raises. Everyone wants to be a manager but organizations are rather flat. Travel opportunities often limited.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.

  3. "Excellent Procurement Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Innovative projects
    -Opportunities to work on massive commercial deals
    -Technical exposure
    -International travel
    -High wages
    -Great benefits
    -Fully integrated business model
    -Flexible schedules

    Cons

    -Subject to the volatility of commodity prices
    -Lower pay than business line roles
    -Lower pay for non-engineering degrees
    -Lots of bureaucracy
    -Difficult to break into management
    -Antiquated ranking system


  4. "No major complaints"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Conservative and rarely have layoffs

    Cons

    Don't allow you to control your own career. Other people do.

    Advice to Management

    Procurement should have a technical track. Individuals that don't want to be in management should not be left behind.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, secure job, high degree of international exposure/travel.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement, little incentive pay, Procurement is not a highly valued element of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement and movement to other parts of the business.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Must remain ranked high to be happy or you will be ignored"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Fairfax, VA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, solid benefits, rewarded if high ranking, pension

    Cons

    No flexible work environment (falsely advertised) subject to Supervisor discretion
    No creative ideas allow, expected to fall in line with no disagreement
    Up to management for career placement, no control from employee perspective
    Type A personalities ALWAYS competitive

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent across the board, lose the favoritism and "chosen one" model. Listen to employees career desires, need to be more diverse, inclusion is a joke! Work on fairness.


  7. "A generally good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The bebnfits are great and the pay is better than most in relation to the work load.

    Cons

    The decision making is all top driven and there is no creative environment. if punching a clock is okay with you, you can work here.

    Advice to Management

    allow more bottom driven creativity.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very stable place to work. Great place to learn and acquire valuable experience."

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    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best healthcare benefits. Different options to take time off or work part time. Good for working mother with moderate career goals (not for VP to be working moms). College graduate advance pretty fast.

    Cons

    Company culture is very conservative and arrogant. The environment is extremely competitive. Performance evaluation process is very subjective; ranking can be very unfair if your boss doesn't fight for you. In XOM you can be just a number, it's toooooooo big.

    Advice to Management

    Change the ranking system.
    Copy the best from other companies (Google, Apple, etc.) Need to innovate more
    Don't favor High Profile employees only.


  9. "Procurement Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company and great benefits. Salary is ok, but usually after 5 years it's below industry average. They hardly ever lay people off, so as long as you do a good job and stay in the middle or above of performance percentile range, then you'll be ok. Stability is guaranteed.

    Cons

    Your career is decided for you. If you're not an engineer and don't have an engineering degree, it is very hard to advance. Preference is given to engineers, even in business type jobs where it would make more sense that someone with a business degree would be a better fit. Little support for a flex work week, even though management LOVE to talk about how they support flexible work arrangements. In real life, they expect to see you at your desk as much as possible.
    No bonus structure. At least for the average employee. Very little annual increase percentages.
    Procurement and Supply Chain is not viewed as a mean to gain competitive advantage. Very process heavy and often too slow to react to the market. The burden of multi-layer processes lead to reduced agility.


  10. "ExxonMobil Review"

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    Former Intern - Co-op Procurement Associate
    Former Intern - Co-op Procurement Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great experience working in a fast pace competitive environment and learning about the oil and gas industry.

    Cons

    Highly competitive and poor office morale.