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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated September 23, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefit and good work-life balance" (in 142 reviews)

  • "ExxonMobil is an innovative work environment bringing an opportunity to work with bright people from all over the world" (in 130 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes hard to find work life balance" (in 111 reviews)

  • "Annual forced ranking system does not always reward deserving employees" (in 177 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Project Development"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Developer in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Project Developer in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ExxonMobil is an innovative work environment bringing an opportunity to work with bright people from all over the world. I have held jobs across Manufacturing, Logistics and Projects over a ~10 year career. I'm consistently engaged at work and learning something new everyday. The new maternity and paternity benefits recently allowed my husband and I a great leave with our 1 year old boy! Great 401K match, pension plan and insurance policies are an added bonus!

    Cons

    Work locations in the US are largely concentrated around the Gulf Coast. The international opportunities offer much more location diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the current path toward an inclusive and empowered work force. Also continue positive policy changes such as the recent improvements to maternity and paternity leave.


  2. "Solid Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    great pay, work-life balance , benefits , opportunities

    Cons

    Big Corporation , hence alot of layers of management

  3. "Geoscientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promotes that employees use flexibility

    Cons

    Application of policies can sometimes be inconsistent


  4. "Good opportunities for top performers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, talented people, lots of opportunities to work in different countries / locations, challenging assignments

    Cons

    Too hierarchical, some people think it's too competitive, pressure to work a lot of hours


  5. "Great working family"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Instrumentation Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Instrumentation Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers and benefits. Working here is a pleasure.

    Cons

    Overtime overtime overtime. Don’t make a ton of weekend plans. As you most likely will be called in.

    Advice to Management

    Responsibilities should be delegated according to experience.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Benefits: A+ . Salary: A-. Upward mobility: A-. Job satisfaction: A. Personal satisfaction: C-."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Retirement savings matching (free money).
    Ernst and Young financial planning at no cost.
    Education reimbursement, if you're interested in going back to school.
    They take your own personal career desires into account
    Competitive salary.
    Annual raises.
    Very competent colleagues.
    Ample exposure to a diverse variety of colleagues around the world.
    Good amount of travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Personally, I would rather not work for an oil company.
    Incredibly bureaucratic and hierarchical management.
    VERY noticeable age gap between the younger progressive professionals and the older stodgy white hairs.
    No bonuses.
    Employees are ranked against each other, and not informed of their ranking.
    VERY slow to adapt to new technologies.
    They are their own worst enemy when they try to move fast.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your younger employees. The conversation amongst the younger crowd is currently about "where are you planning to work when you leave ExxonMobil", but it should be about "where do you want to work with ExxonMobil".
    Take some risks.
    Ease up on the dress code.
    Make me stop coming to sites like this and LinkedIn to browse other opportunities. I don't have a burning desire to leave, but ExxonMobil hasn't convinced me that this is where I should spend my career.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Strong values, evolving culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong values, safety first, smart & diverse workforce

    Cons

    Hierarchical mgmt. structure, old-boys' network still present, needs to adapt to new demographic

    Advice to Management

    Management speaks of certain values / challenging norms / questioning status quo, but does not reward this behavior they claim to value.

  8. "Senior Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Daily challenges, opportunity, evolving Technology

    Cons

    Constraints placed on Program and Project Managers to do sometimes what is strategically, and tactfully right for the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is a lonely place, but decisions have to be made, some good some bad and on occasion some a little different. (Out of the Box)


  9. "Great Stable Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, competitive pay and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Room for growth limited, very risk averse


  10. "Good Company with an Uncertain Future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    - Well established advancement
    - Large integrated company
    - Great people

    Cons

    - Difficult to effect change
    - Unclear advancement to executive ranks


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