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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Reasonable remuneration, work life balance (in 97 reviews)

  • Great work environment with genuine people that want you to succeed (in 97 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance, slow progress (in 89 reviews)

  • Tough ranking system and very competitive environment (in 141 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global company. Great benefits. Competitive pay

    Cons

    Very competitive. Meritocracy. MBA is needed to advance.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing great!


  2. "Unresponsive management, preserving company culture is everything"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits back in the day, maybe not so much any more

    Cons

    Don't be fooled by their current oh-so-diverse commercials. They did the same thing back in the early 1980s, putting some women in their "We are Exxon" ads. (As a female geoscience professional myself back then I knew another professional woman who was put in one of those ads.)

    However I'll bet anything there currently aren't any women or minorities on their management committee, or if so, VERY few. Especially not women. The little boys club must prevail over everything.

    Advice to Management

    Pick your knuckles up from the floor whence they drag and make the GIANT mental leap all the way into the 1970s and accept that women have something useful to offer the company, or in fact ANY company. You're cutting yourselves off from half the talent pool and that is just plain STUPID, for *any* business.

    Oh - and get on board with the whole climate change thing. (The NY AG is going to get you anyway, for knowing about it back in the 1970s - and SHAME ON YOU for turning your back on the GOOD science you started doing on the subject at the time.)

    Worst part: you can't convince me you couldn't re-tool yourselves to be an alternative energy company in a New York minute. You only have one of the finest collections of scientific and technical minds on the planet.

    And you would still make money in doing so (which is what drives you over everything).

    You could have been a leader, in so many ways (scientifically, socially, economically) - but you took the craven way out and put money over everything.

    And you will destroy the planet as a result.

    I was proud to have worked for you back in the day.

    Now? Not so much.


  3. "Public and Government Affairs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues and exceptional long term benefits, if you retire from EM.

    Cons

    If you aren't one of the "chosen few" who are in the VP's inner circle, you are invisible.

    Advice to Management

    Empower mid-level managers to motivate, encourage and promote teamwork and collaboration


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  5. "Slow and steady"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Annandale, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Annandale, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation days, long management ladder, lots of bonuses for management, volunteering for community and outreach programs and work life balance.

    Cons

    Paperwork, hierarchical structure, slow decision making to sometime indecision. Risk aversion and punishment for high risk takers. Union jobs should get eliminated. Strong performance should get rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Get the underperforming ppl out


  6. "Nice Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and people

    Cons

    Nepotism runs the plant.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely competitive pay, opportunity to work with some very smart people, constant flow of challenges

    Cons

    Very political, Very cut-throat, high-stress/pressure work environment, diversity is not valued what so ever.

    ExxonMobil's culture is not for everyone, did not meet that many friendly people, it's all about business 24/7. They stress the importance of work-life balance, however the amount of work and hours required does not align with this claim at all. Additionally, favoritism is extremely high. If you are in the out-group expect to leave shortly. Finally, there is absolutely ZERO tolerance for mistakes, which places heavy restrictions on comfortable growth and learning opportunities.

    Best of luck if you decide to pursue a career here.

    Advice to Management

    Value diversity more


  8. "Exxon"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admin Assistant in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Admin Assistant in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    health care benefits, thrift fund match

    Cons

    its not a very exciting environment. slow paced. it's like a big giant elephant.


  9. "Hmmmm. . . Just an okay company"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Spring, TX

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

    Pros

    Health benefits are great!
    High morale standards
    Corporation overall lets employees manage their position
    Match 401K from day 1 (for permanent employees)

    Cons

    Bias on room for career growth
    Not much help from manager to help with growth despite obtaining higher degree
    Management not so smart

    Advice to Management

    Employees who work for the company and earn a higher degree should be given an opportunity to grow.


  10. "Challenging yet Archaic"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work experience, amazing travel experiences, intelligent people

    Cons

    Culture is archaic; people staying at desks until their managers leave, ranking system is toxic

    Advice to Management

    Kill your ranking system because you're losing a lot of talented people over it


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great driven company with driven people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pipeline Engineer in Needville, TX
    Former Employee - Pipeline Engineer in Needville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work that drives you to keep going
    Smart people
    Great campus
    Lots of opportunities based on how you perform
    Stress on safety

    Cons

    Cut throat and hostile competitiveness
    No care of employee personals life or issues
    Little to no work life balance
    Managers report up and not down

    Advice to Management

    Please be more courteous and retains your employees. Provide or not provide the work life balance but not lie about how the company cares.



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