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ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods
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  1. "Construction Machinery supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Familiar with whole refinery process and maintenance.

    Cons

    Over 25 years experience of oil and gas refineries and petrochemical plants construction and maintenance.

    Advice to Management

    I am one of the best in oil and gas construction and maintenance.

    ExxonMobil2016-09-04
  2. "All in all good place to work. Rewards long term career."

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    High integrity, good benefits, travel and international opportunities, rapidly increasing responsibility, very capable colleagues

    Cons

    mature industry, top down management approach, inward focus, decisions can be overly political, forced ranking system

    Advice to Management

    Continue CEOs current 2025 vision and continue to deploy working level visions for each group. Increase flexibility on policies and reform ranking system.

    ExxonMobil2019-04-22
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Great Experience/Poor Diversity"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of really great experience. You meet a lot of very intelligent people. You get to travel quite a bit if you're willing to do so.

    Cons

    Exxon Drilling expects a lot out of you if you work there. If you are not a white male with a stay at home wife, it will be very hard for you to succeed specifically in Drilling. None of the minorities stay longer than 5 years and very few females stay in drilling. It's seen as a nuisance if you take time off to have kids or need to pick up your children because you're in a dual career relationship. All the men I...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect. Enforce diversity training. Stop hiring the same white male mold for drilling. Promote those who work smarter not those who just work longer hours.

    ExxonMobil2018-08-09
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Life at ExxonMobil"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work and employment, competitive pay, decent benefits (including a pension) Lots of training opportunities are offered throughout the year, generally you are allowed the flexibility to chose the courses you want to take based upon your interest

    Cons

    Old school approach to work, work from home can be a challenge depending on your organization. Influential assignments are tough to secure since the company applies militaristic approach to job placement where experience in many cases is the deciding factor. The company culture as whole is not futuristic like what you expect a google, Facebook or any other Silicon Valley company but rather the old school “good ole boy”...

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    Advice to Management

    Management should be much more proactive about putting people and challenging high growth potential assignments in which people can generate new ideas to problem solving. In addition, I would note a change in the culture away from the “good ole boy” into more 21st century culture in the old ways of doing things can challenged with new ideas and approaches to problem solving. Also I would note at finding opportunities...

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    ExxonMobil2017-10-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity so far"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and diverse work experiences are the reason I work here. Everyone is willing to help and there is a lot of team projects and assignments.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is very dominant in this large organization. Overworked staff in current economic environment. The company is too structured and stiff, and molds new employees into their traditional culture without empowering them to change.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency with your employees needs to improve!

    ExxonMobil2017-03-11
  6. "Project Controls Engineer"

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    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...

    ExxonMobil2017-01-11
  7. "Good if you like slow pace and job security."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at ExxonMobil for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High comp (similar to tech).

    Cons

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

    ExxonMobil2016-06-09
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Just my 2 cents"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company has great pay and generous benefits; there are a variety of positions working in various technical fields that are challenging and rewarding

    Cons

    The company is a very stodgy and bureaucratic organization which makes change very difficult; unique situations are handled poorly; performance assessments give out-sized weight to senior management and are reliant upon who you know

    Advice to Management

    Revise your performance review process to account for those with unique backgrounds and work experience - you're losing good talent who are dedicated employees;

    ExxonMobil2016-02-26
  9. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are top-notch. Large company with good salary and benefits. Opportunities to work around the world on challenging projects.

    Cons

    Large company with large bureaucracy and the occasional office politics, not unlike most large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Middle managers should be more willing to go out on a limb and question if certain processes and procedures are relevant for the specific application. Many middle managers would rather not risk their own neck than question a policy.

    ExxonMobil2015-11-05
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company but with Very Conservative Team Environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great compensation - lots of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    - lots of office politics which often drives the annual performance review - very conservative working environment! You have to respect the seniority otherwise you would get a very adverse effect on the performance evaluation

    ExxonMobil2015-08-20
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