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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • It's important to set work life balance boundaries (in 92 reviews)

  • Tough ranking system and very competitive environment (in 144 reviews)

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  1. "Business analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Improving; perhaps not quickly enough."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great new campus with many amenities.

    Extensive relocation assistance.

    Role rotations every ~2 years.

    Seemingly numerous career opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance is more spoken about than practiced.

    Mid level management puts in excessive hours and expects subordinates to do the same.

    You aren't told what role you have until months after you accept ano offer of employment.

    Work environment is homogenous and the company culture is uptight.

    Lacks diversity.

    Forced ranking system.

  3. "Managers are meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with very smart people. They were all hard working and it was truly a learning experience

    Cons

    Management positions are given on merit and not on managing skills, so a lot of managers are not very good. Also work life balance isn't the best

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be a better manager. Read books.


  4. "Typical retail and customer service job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Millburn, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Millburn, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge networking opportunities. You encounter people with different backgrounds on a daily basis and you never know when your next big opportunity will come through that door. Particularly for students.

    Cons

    As any retail/customer service and entry level job, pay is low and many times have to work long hours to make ends meet.


  5. "Happy to work there mostly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    I think it's culture is happy

    Cons

    Not sure they pay great though

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  6. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jackson, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jackson, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Matched 4% on 401k. Was very entry level work. Excellent management attitude.

    Cons

    Poor hiring process, about anyone who can walk in the door gets a job. High turnover on management. Horrible raises.

    Advice to Management

    Put a tighter filter on hiring new staff. Provide more incentive for employment of local college students.


  7. "Espouses progressive outlook, stuck in conservatism"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    - Competent, highly engaged colleagues. Passionate and intelligent.
    - Job transitions every two or so years
    - Salary relatively high for the industry

    Cons

    - Performance reviews are stuck in the 1960s; wrought with biases, personal friendships, and are completed in secrecy behind closed doors
    - Management is opaque in their job transitions. Roles for nearly all employees change suddenly and without notice.
    - Company portends to be a progressive organization stressing a bold approach to doing business. In reality, management bemoans non-conformist ideas.

  8. "Server Operations"

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    Current Contractor - Server Opps in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Server Opps in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor

    Pros

    Diverse IT environment.
    Multiple Systems
    Good documentation.
    Good managers

    Cons

    Systems are overly complex.
    Training for the environment takes a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify and grow.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, nice new campus, many well-trained managers

    Cons

    Technologically slow to adapt, arrogant attitudes of senior staff, chilling and depressed atmosphere for gays and women, laughable diversity policies and poor family leave practice

    Advice to Management

    Remember Encyclopedia Brittanica.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Culture needs work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Global Financial Supervisor, Sales Analyst & Marketing Communications Advisor in Magnolia, TX
    Current Employee - Global Financial Supervisor, Sales Analyst & Marketing Communications Advisor in Magnolia, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including pension, amazing health care. World class facilities and opportunities for global travel/experience. They pay very well.

    Cons

    Very stiff, hard to navigate politically. Very opaque and medieval ranking system. Work environment can be joyless, especially in certain organizations. Very demanding. Management leads by intimidation not inspiration.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up or you're going to lose the younger generations. Try inspiring your employees rather than intimidating them and be more open and collegial.


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