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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company culture and work life balance (in 101 reviews)

  • Great work environment with genuine people that want you to succeed (in 101 reviews)

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

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Researcher in Clinton, NJ
    Current Employee - Advanced Researcher in Clinton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation & benefits. Challenging work environment. Excellent career growth opportunity. Work hours reasonably flexible.

    Cons

    Large corporate work culture can be seen as a little outdated, company attempting to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evolve work culture to attract new talent.


  2. "Chemical Engineering Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Intern - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my co-op with ExxonMobil in their chemicals division. They give you a great deal of autonomy with your projects and they give you real work to do as well. It was a great learning experience with really good pay, and they treat you very well as an intern. ExxonMobil is a great place to work with a lot of opportunities for career progression and continuous education. I also found it to be a collaborative environment with strong upper management to drive company success. Overall, it was probably the best intern experience you can get as a chemical engineer in college. It's also a solid place to work for many years because of the high salary, benefits, pension plan, and work-life balance (later in career).

    Cons

    There are so many systems in place whether it is safety or management of change that things move incredibly slowly. Also, due to employees changing jobs every 2 years, there is no sense of ownership in a lot of projects and some things just never get done or take much longer than they should.

    The company also lacks some perks that most other companies enjoy like more flex days or vacation days. 2 weeks vacation for the first 5 years is not enough. Contact engineers (entry level) routinely worked 60+ hours a week and some weekends which can lead to burnout and job turnover.

    Advice to Management

    There is a method to the madness so I would keep doing what you are doing. I think it would serve the company well to be more agile and up-to-date in the technology that is used in downstream and chemicals businesses, since almost all the technology I was using was 10-20 years old.

    More work-life balance or variety in job roles in the downstream and chemicals side would be nice too. I really hated how almost engineer that started at ExxonMobil would spend their 20s in the same location (BR, Baytown, Beaumont) when they are probably best suited for travel since they are young and have no kids yet.

    Also, I think it would serve the company well to increase their perks in their manufacturing plants to compete with companies like Chevron, Google, Facebook. The salary that is offered to entry-level employees is high but 2 weeks vacation for the first 5 years is barely anything. Look at increasing flex days or add 1 more week after 3 years, so you can retain more than 50% of engineers after 3 years (when 401k is kept) or 5 years (pension).


  3. "Oil and gas"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than a year)

    Pros

    Variety of culture to work with.

    Cons

    Women have the end of the stick.


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  5. "Excellent Company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people and company culture. Feels as company really values its people. Strong sense of security during recent down turn

    Cons

    Pay is noticeable less than competitors, very antiquated performance evaluation process, struggles to value experienced hires, rigid dress code for men

    Advice to Management

    Current ranking process needs to go as it does not adequately recognize and promote top performers.


  6. "Great company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Port Neches, TX
    Former Employee - Operator in Port Neches, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly place to work nice people great salary and good benefits. Really easy going place to work for and safe.

    Cons

    Some long hours and there is shift work asked to come in when off and some overtime is mandatory. Sometime the work load is a bit much.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved.


  7. "Amazing company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits! Company matches 7% when you put in 6% into savings plan. You get more time off than with regular jobs and can swap your holidays giving you even more days.. I get about 5-6 weeks off a year. Company truly values employees and tries to take care of them. Really great reputation!

    Cons

    Shift work which might be hard on some people but I love it! Job is not for the accident prone.

    Advice to Management

    Being bogged down with paper work and numerous tasks to help implement safety is not always the best approach. I find it stresses out people who have been there many years and they aren't able to concentrate on training up new employees and give them their wisdom because there is always some safety paperwork to do, or meeting. It'd be best for them to pass their knowledge and expertise to the next people so the units can continue to run smoothly!


  8. "Great Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drilling Fluids Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Fluids Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work, Copious opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Rigid, but appropriate work culture

    Advice to Management

    Less Rigidity, will go a long way


  9. "Company not valuing employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and innovation the company has to forward think.

    Cons

    company is downsizing or forcing tenured employees just to turn around and backfill again. Churn is high!

    Advice to Management

    Secure your tenured employees work with them.


  10. "R&D Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a strong ethics and safety culture. They have a great pay and benefits package, well above industry standards.

    Cons

    Because of its size, it can be very difficult to navigate through the processes to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to make sure the processes are more fit for purpose


  11. "FEA Analysist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fea Engineer in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Fea Engineer in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reduced workover costs through careful design, minimizing future problems.

    Cons

    Wish to finish my career with ExxonMobil

    Advice to Management

    I cannot be more satisfied with leadership style


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