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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • People sometimes can have flexible working hours to meet work-life balance needs (in 104 reviews)

  • Great benefits and good work environment (in 103 reviews)

Cons
  • It's important to set work life balance boundaries (in 94 reviews)

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 144 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great corporation! loved it.

    Cons

    Pay could have been much higher


  2. "Oil and gas"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (13)

    "Analyst and Technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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. "Excellent Company to work for!"

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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company to work for!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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!


  6. "Great company."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, highly competitive, long commute."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Global Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities with frequent rotation all within one company, maintaining existing benefits plan eliminates need for frequent job hunting.

    Global company with oppositions on nearly every continent.

    Cons

    Campus move out of Houston to Spring is a burden for many who don't want to be forced to live in the suburbs.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stable work environment, but lots of bureaucracy."

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    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.


  9. "Great Opportunity"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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


  10. "Yes"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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


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