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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated April 22, 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. "Awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harleysville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harleysville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    It is very easy work.

    Cons

    horrible hours and horrible pay


  2. Helpful (1)

    "They don't like to hire 50 Applicants"

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, if you're an employee otherwise you're on your own.

    Cons

    if you are 40+ you may be able to get hired directly but if you are 50+ "Fahgettaboudit" they only hire contractors. Contractors are treated by most as second class citizens. Like you you don't know anything. I applied and interviewed twice for the old position I had 4 years earlier, and they would not hire. in the interviews I kept hearing "My DAD" so it became obvious they were put off by my age. Oh Well too Bad for Exxon, they lost experience but gained some young know nothing computer science degrees. Most have never seen the inner workings of a server, or understand much more than that.

    Advice to Management

    I've got nothing to say except "Deal with it"


  3. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chalmette, LA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chalmette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This was the worst environment I have ever worked. Nothing good to say. They had a good pension if you can last that long.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. Dangerous conditions. They had a fire about every month. People back stabbed each other. Managers treated people like animals.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Politics, Draconian Ranking System, Zero Work/Life Balance, Good Opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to travel the world and make an impact abroad. Coworkers are very smart and capable. Lots of training opportunities.

    Cons

    The ranking system is completely based on politics. People are force ranked in a straight line and the ranking is based on your perceived relative performance as compared with your peer group. You can get ranked very low for doing an excellent job because a manager perceives that you didn't do your own job as well as someone else (or they just like this person more) with a similar or even unrelated job. Getting ranked low once is almost impossible to come back from as the ranking is cumulative instead of different year to year. Managers and supervisors don't have your back either though there are exceptions. All of this fosters a hyper-competitive and stressful environment that is counterproductive to teamwork and collaboration.

    New positions or opportunities are usually forced on you as there are no internal postings. Saying no to a position is essentially a death knell for your career despite the circumstances of your decline.

    Work/life balance is non-existent. People work from early in the morning to late at night 5 days a week and people come in on the weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Transition into the 21st century and ditch the antiquated ranking system, adopt 9/80s and a more flexible working schedule, promote teamwork and collaboration, institute a bonus system, start internally posting positions to give employees more freedom in choosing their career path.


  6. "Not enjoyable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BAR Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - BAR Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary was good at ExxonMobil. They had quite a few benifits, Moving Assistance, Health Care. The company's salary was competitive.

    Cons

    The people there were generally not very nice. It was a cuttthroat culture. People were mean, dishonest and overall out for themselves. Generally, not a fun place to work...

    Advice to Management

    Be friendly to employees. Listen to their concerns and try to take all employees seriously. Be open to suggestions, even if it's not what you originally planned.


  7. "cashier"

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

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

    Pros

    meeting new people everyday and interacting with the public

    Cons

    everything else they are very unprofessional to work with the public and they seldom mess up people's paychecks more often than not


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Contact Engineer - Baytown TX Refinery"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contact Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Contact Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Good pay - because let's be honest, that's why you're working here
    • Quick learning - there's no training, so you have to learn quickly to survive
    • Everyone is smart - you get to work with some wickedly intelligent people

    Cons

    • No respect unless you're a chemical engineer
    • You will not succeed unless you are a hyper Type-A Consultant personality
    • Forced rankings and pressure-cooker environment puts everyone on edge
    • High stress, up or out culture drives everyone to only care about themselves
    • There's a procedure for how to walk up stairs, and you will be evaluated on your ability to follow it

    Advice to Management

    Some training might be nice, even if it's an introduction to the petroleum industry and the O&G environment as a whole
    Stop hiring the best and brightest and treating them like idiots with procedures for everything


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Company Culture"

    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
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is solid financially and has operations around the world.

    Cons

    Do Not Work for this company, you will be very disappointed. There is no such thing as Work / Life Balance. This company has way too many processes and procedures so that you can never do everything that they demand. Then they rank you against your coworkers so that it is a backstabbing, ruthless environment. You will be much happier at just about any other company. The culture at ExxonMobil is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Clean House and start hiring from the outside.


  10. "cashier/customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Eugene, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    I like working with people and meeting new people. I like being able too help and make customers happy by giving them good service and by treating them right.

    Cons

    This company doesn't give raises and doesn't like giving over time. One of the only shifts they have with a set schedule is graveyard and being one with kids it's not easy.

    Advice to Management

    I feel like employees should be treated a little better And shown they are appreciated for the work they do.


  11. "Desktop Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Desktop Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Desktop Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    good company to work for when things are good

    Cons

    lots of budget cuts if your contract can be unstable


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