ExxonMobil Reviews | Glassdoor

ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
410 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.0
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
ExxonMobil Chairman & CEO Darren Woods
Darren Woods
6 Ratings

410 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • It's important to set work life balance boundaries (in 92 reviews)

  • Tough ranking system and very competitive environment (in 143 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Seems challenging but sterile"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and well paid

    Cons

    Sterile cold environment and not much comradery

    Advice to Management

    Job handover process should be improved


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stable work environment, but lots of bureaucracy."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a huge company ExxonMobil is an extremely stable place to work. The people are very intelligent and friendly. Despite its location the new Houston campus is beautiful and a great place to work. The company cares about safety and ergonomics.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get noticed and advance if you don't have a very particular personality. You are ranked against your peers and there isn't a lot of transparency into how you are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about career opportunities and don't just promote one type of person, you are missing out on diverse perspectives.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Analyst and Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of the employees are great to work with and the company does offer good salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible performance review system. You are ranked in groups. A few people are at the top, a few at the bottom and the majority in the middle. It usually amounts to a popularity contest, rather than based upon your actual performance. You end up being ranked by some supervisors who don't even know you and the jobs included in the ranking groups are often very different. This makes it very difficult to rank people correctly. I was in the top ranking group for most of my career but was transferred to a new group. In my first ranking session in the new group I fell down two ranking groups and was told that I was a poor performer. Instead of helping me to improve, they gave me more assignments so that I fell behind. No matter how hard I tried, they kept putting obstacles in my way. I was told that I could separate or be put on a two month performance improvement plan and that if I didn't improve during this time period, I would be terminated. I chose to retire early since I was planning to retire in a few years. For most of my 32 years of employment it was a good experience, but it shouldn't be so easy for a new group to drop someone two levels in the ranking. The new group that I was transferred to had employees who would sabotage and lie about other employees so that they would remain in their current ranking group. It was ironic, considering that the company wants employees to be team players and to have to have integrity. Yet, this ranking systems pits people against each other and employees who feel threatened often resort to sabotage so that they retain their ranking. Also, my group lead had 49% input into my ranking and was in the same ranking group that I was in.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever allow an employee to drop more than one ranking level. Better yet, do away with this archaic ranking system. Also, a group lead should never be in the same ranking group as their subordinates.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Yes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in German, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in German, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to work anytime anyday

    Cons

    Yes indeed it was fun there all the time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Paralegal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Paralegal in Baytown, TX
    Former Contractor - Paralegal in Baytown, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Personal office, some social time, good pay

    Cons

    Management are not nice, they don't care about you no matter how much they claim to

    Advice to Management

    Be nice. Lose the attitude. You're not God.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "If my son had a choice would recommend Chevron over Exxon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Services Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Services Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, good pay and benefits. Chance to work on the biggest most challenging projects in the world. If you do not understand controls (financial, process, projects etc.) after working for EM you will never understand. They are getting rid of some of the good ol boys but not quit fast enough.

    Cons

    Yearly ranking session not based on performance. You can have an exceeds yearly performance review and your ranking can still go down if you do not have the right sponsor or older than 55. Currently company is downsizing by weeding out 55 years and older and replacing with younger less experienced. Most folks hate the ranking session and what it does to the team work environment... kills the incentive to work in teams with those in your rank group. EM is talking about changing the environment and being more team oriented but they refuse to change the yearly forced ranking which puts fear and mistrust in everyone.

    Advice to Management

    If you truly want to change, start with your forced ranking. Include teamwork as part of the equation and put a true 360 review into it every other year.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Tecnician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance at the time. Regional office promote when merited.

    Cons

    Too big, not that employee friendly.


  9. "Long-term career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Some good, Some bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job stability, Pay, and workplace flexibility. If you would like to specialize, you can do well in your niche

    Cons

    Employees have little to no influence on/ownership of career since it's planned for you in secret by management; career paths tend to be narrow.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention and integrate the things that provide rewarding careers to the next generation of leaders, i.e. millennials


  11. "Business analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, really cool campus

    Cons

    Volatility of the oil market


Showing 410 of 1,835 reviews
Reset Filters