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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  • sometimes the work life balance is difficult due to high workload (in 101 reviews)

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 164 reviews)

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  1. "Global leader"

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    Current Employee - Storage Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Storage Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work with people around the world

    Cons

    Zero visibility to move within the company


  2. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Love the ExxonMobil new campus.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a competitive environment, than this is the place for you

  3. Helpful (1)

    "ExxonMobil"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits with the company.

    Cons

    -Other Companies have 9/80s, ExxonMobil has 5/80s in certain roles. The expectations are astronomical.
    -The performance review system isn't transparent
    -Continually behind the curve in flexible work place policies (maternity/paternity)

    Advice to Management

    Need to move faster to keep up with the newer generations to stay competitive...


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Leave your initiative at the door"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay; good benefits; still has a pension plan

    Cons

    Everything has a process associated with it; No great incentive to improve; More advantage to keeping your head down and not 'making waves'; Ranking system leads to low morale as employees are pitted against each other; Mediocrity and 'go with the flow' are more rewarded than bucking the system and trying to innovate

    Advice to Management

    Drop the archaic ranking system - there are much better ways to manage performance and compensation


  5. "mgr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Hours I worked, some of the customers, It was a check.

    Cons

    Management, lack of communication, lack of keeping promises and never keep your word.

    Advice to Management

    You should always investigate the things you are told and not just take the word of one person because a lot of times there is a hidden agenda that makes them make up lies and tare people down in your eyes. Doing this has cost and will cost you very good employees.


  6. "It was great, just a few bumps in the road."

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Kingsland, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Kingsland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have a good attitude your time there will be good, and on top of that the manager is down to earth

    Cons

    There’s no benefits and you won’t get a raise more than likely. There are some regulars there that aren’t great either, they will purposely try to ruin your day.


  7. "good for average performers, despite claims of hiring the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, employer flexibility, professionalism of fellow employees

    Cons

    slow management, limited work scope, forced competitive ranking system

    Advice to Management

    rank group averages have been a joke for years since a large number of "low performers" are actually people close to retirement. now that those people are leaving, the problem is exacerbated for those of us left

  8. "Over work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil part-time

    Pros

    They are customer friendly and takes care of you

    Cons

    They make you over work

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of your par time


  9. "EM review"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay with good benefits and no layoffs

    Cons

    Little transparency in career paths

    Advice to Management

    Open job postings. More transparency in employee ranking


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Solid technical company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong technical, self motivated people. Hires the best and retains for life

    World class pay, 401K, health benefits, and even has pension plan

    Ability to work across various business sectors

    Plenty of training opportunities

    Even in the recent O&G downturn, jobs were relatively secure

    Cons

    Arcane ranking system, demotivates a lot of people. Even managers say they don't like it, why not change it.

    Very conservative. Many ideas, projects get killed at an early stage.

    Flat structure. Growth can be slow.

    Poor paternity policies.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be mindful of growth in renewables. How to position as a true Energy company for the next 100 years?

    Need to move fast on new projects. NOCs are getting big and moving much faster.

    Promote inclusion and diversity in upper management


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