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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • People sometimes can have flexible working hours to meet work-life balance needs (in 115 reviews)

  • Fantastic work environment with new modern facilities in Houston (in 112 reviews)

Cons
  • It's important to set work life balance boundaries (in 99 reviews)

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 161 reviews)

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  1. "Floater"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Hill City, SD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Hill City, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Near home walking distance good environment

    Cons

    None really but sometimes we have many customers all at once


  2. "Great company for Chemical Engineers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and good benefits
    Really diverse set of opportunities available
    Working with very bright colleagues
    Flexible work programs are evolving in a positive direction

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not always great and many managers are "old school"
    Ranking system - I've seen colleagues tagged as low-performers "resign" when market conditions are not great.
    Not always a friendly place for liberals.

    Advice to Management

    Improve flexible work arrangement offerings.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Improvement Fast"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good group of younger folks in the company. Great open spaces on the Houston Campus.

    Cons

    1. Compensation structure is, at best, stagnant. The methodology for finance function employees has dropped the salary curve to levels that leaves most young employees unsure of earning potential and fails to motivate anyone effectively. The inability of senior management to understand that a member of the finance function is not tied to a particular industry has created a mass exodus of younger employees seeking employment elsewhere.
    2. The ranking system fails to address those who lag behind, instead rewarding old analysts with an effective tenure that costs the company 3x as much for a quarter of the work of a younger employee. Ultimately, it leaves young analysts feeling undervalued and under-compensated, while encouraging older employees to put in time to simply work 6 hour days for a lucrative paycheck.
    3. The work fails to engage employees in any type of meaningful way. If you want to come to work to follow instructions in excel and make very few choices about the things you do or work on, then this is the place for you.
    4. Career progression is inflexible. Your career is at the hands of a committee who simply places you where they deem fit.

    Advice to Management

    1. Pay people in a way that motivates people and rewards good work.
    2. Cut people who don't perform at a certain level. If you won't change the ranking system, at least find a way to ensure under-performers don't encourage bad behavior.
    3. Find work for people that is less repetitive or hire people who don't care about this aspect of their work. Don't hire leaders who strive for group collaboration and dynamic workplaces. Find your cogs.
    4. Try listening to people.


  4. "Good but slow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Has great benefits, impressive pension, pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Not going to be doing many exciting things, company believes in very strict processes and incredibly risk averse. Can take years to make simple changes and hard to get accomplishment out of job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep effectively managing safety risks but be willing to take financial ones.


  5. "Challenging and Engaging Internship Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as an intern (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.


  6. "Global leader"

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    Current Employee - Storage Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Storage Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work with people around the world

    Cons

    Zero visibility to move within the company


  7. Helpful (1)

    "ExxonMobil"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits with the company.

    Cons

    -Other Companies have 9/80s, ExxonMobil has 5/80s in certain roles. The expectations are astronomical.
    -The performance review system isn't transparent
    -Continually behind the curve in flexible work place policies (maternity/paternity)

    Advice to Management

    Need to move faster to keep up with the newer generations to stay competitive...

  8. "ExxonMobil; The best place I've ever worked."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Data Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Contractor - Data Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working in the IT group, the diversity of systems and tools being implemented keep the job exciting and keeps me motivated to learn new skills. The people I work with are all brilliant and they inspire me daily.

    Cons

    I have yet to see a "Con" to working here and I've been here six months. The location in The Woodlands is spectacular and the community has much to offer in the way of arts and music.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the quality of people that I currently work with and this will remain to be the best place that I've ever worked. I love it here.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Leave your initiative at the door"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay; good benefits; still has a pension plan

    Cons

    Everything has a process associated with it; No great incentive to improve; More advantage to keeping your head down and not 'making waves'; Ranking system leads to low morale as employees are pitted against each other; Mediocrity and 'go with the flow' are more rewarded than bucking the system and trying to innovate

    Advice to Management

    Drop the archaic ranking system - there are much better ways to manage performance and compensation


  10. "good for average performers, despite claims of hiring the best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, employer flexibility, professionalism of fellow employees

    Cons

    slow management, limited work scope, forced competitive ranking system

    Advice to Management

    rank group averages have been a joke for years since a large number of "low performers" are actually people close to retirement. now that those people are leaving, the problem is exacerbated for those of us left


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