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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated January 22, 2018
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  • sometimes the work life balance is difficult due to high workload (in 101 reviews)

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 164 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Advisor in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Advisor in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great culture, development opportunities, grow, inspired, learn, I've been working here for the last three years. I've enjoyed every minute

    Cons

    None, most cons I can think of are related to my own ability to speak up and be confident (comfortable in my own skin) learning growing and developing

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing us and giving us new opportunities


  2. "Exxon"

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    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and very excellent benefits

    Cons

    Not very well life work balance

  3. "HR Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Oil and gas, very competitive salary, excellent benefits, great work environment, very talented people

    Cons

    Large organization, career development stewarded by an internal staffing and development committee


  4. "Great Learning Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Advisor
    Former Employee - Business Development Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to world-class experts on just about every field. Structured professional development process. Opportunities to work in a myriad of functions and roles. Amazing Houston campus. Offers job stability in the longer term.

    Cons

    Slow professional growth, you're there for the long run, don't expect to be a supervisor/manager/etc soon. You will however get a very diverse and enriching experience throughout.

    Advice to Management

    Explore ways to offer the same enriching experience for employees of international affiliates.


  5. "Contract Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and fair treatment of its employees.

    Cons

    Slow and bureaucratic culture can be frustrating at times.


  6. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great compensation

    Cons

    Required relocation to Houston

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "ExxonMobil"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Solid company
    Good benefits
    Some room to grow

    Cons

    As a global company some positions move to lower cost centers

  8. "Content, but not blind"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    + Salary and benefits are competitive for industry

    + The fact that they still offer a pension and a 401k is a competitive advantage

    + Strong safety culture

    + Highly professional environment

    Cons

    + Too many dinosaurs who refuse to change their thinking....even on a new state of the art campus. If you're not at your desk, then you're not working. If you work from home (if your supervisor even allows it), the "green light" better stay on or else you're not working.

    + Long-term employees just waiting for their pension

    + Lack of ethnic diversity at executive, mid level and even first line supervisor ranks is truly shocking for a fortune 100 company. I would implore young african american current and prospective employees to truly think about whether EM is the right fit for them. If you're a white male, ExxonMobil is your oyster.

    + An archaic & demoralizing rating/ranking system that contributes to a lack of innovation & collaboration and lends itself to implicit/unconscious bias (which leads to my third bullet above)

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is an exercise in futility. My advice to prospective employees, if you decide on a career with EM, find a mentor and a sponsor and know the difference. Figure out who's "in the room" at rating and ranking time and try to work on projects that will get you noticed by them. Come in early and stay late (yes, this is still a thing at EM). Take advantage of the training classes offered. Stay current on technology and industry trends. Speak up and make you're voice heard during meetings. If you're african american, do all of those things while doing a head stand, walking on water and curing cancer and you might get rewarded with a first line supervisor role, supervising one person, who's a contractor.

    To young employees, SAVE YOUR MONEY like it's going out of style. Live below your means. There will come a day when you contemplate whether or not enduring the day-to-day at this company is worth it. Don't let money be a factor in your decision.


  9. "Process Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Stability. Great paying job. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are scarce

    Advice to Management

    Increase diversity.


  10. "Industrial Lubricant Sales Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance with nice bosses

    Cons

    Lack of motivation; too conservative to change

    Advice to Management

    Hire more young people


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