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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated July 22, 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. "FEA Analysist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fea Engineer in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Fea Engineer in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reduced workover costs through careful design, minimizing future problems.

    Cons

    Wish to finish my career with ExxonMobil

    Advice to Management

    I cannot be more satisfied with leadership style


  2. Helpful (1)

    "They don't care about their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get a paycheck and sometimes you meet and make friends

    Cons

    Don't pay enough but expect you to do management things. They want you to pay for items Customers steal. Rude Customers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better. Need better pay. Needs more Pleasant work environment

  3. "Intern in Technical Sales Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning environment, support from employers, a lot of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    It seems that regular employees work extra hours constantly


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, tough work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fixed Equipment Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Fixed Equipment Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent personnel development, recognize high achievers with raises

    Cons

    Ranking system demoralizes many employees, demanding in terms of workload

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more on desired moves


  5. "Geologist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company and great to work for

    Cons

    Tough ranking system and very competitive environment


  6. "Great Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits (pension), and great work environment. Unlimited amount of things to learn on the job.

    Cons

    Strong but skewed educational hierarchy. Lazy people maintain their position forever. Inconsistent hiring and promotion requirements with nepotism governing many decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Crack down on some of these lazy people to get their job done or suffer a transfer to La La Land. Hire or fire contractors within x amount of time. Temp to temp is not an ethical practice. Nepotism only promotes self-interest not business interest. Those who are not qualified should not be hired period.


  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, exciting work, travel (pro & con), quality colleagues, overall a well-managed company

    Cons

    travel, they are beginning to succumb to the politically correct culture common to most US companies, red tape (to be expected when you work for a large company)

    Advice to Management

    stay true to your values. From my limited perspective, EMDC is well managed but there are some pockets that are exceptions

  8. "System Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fairfax Station, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fairfax Station, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    GLOBAL! Outstanding benefits and salary compensation.Technically challenging opportunities. Strong synergies between operation units, engineering organizations, and IT. A lot of really smart, hard-working GLOBAL employees.

    Cons

    GLOBAL! You may have to travel a lot and attend on-line meetings based on your project or clients needs.

    Advice to Management

    GLOBAL! The work processes and culture varies between the different locations and functional organizations. There can be a lot of overhead in aligning service levels and work processes. The RASCI charts and risk management documents that get made during projects and realignment should be highly valued by the business unit and service management... and not just shoved in a binder for audit. Management sometimes get caught up in magical thinking about how easy it will be to get everyone hearing the same GLOBAL music and dancing in-step with it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Better hope your site never gets divested."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Refinery Supervisor in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Refinery Supervisor in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits (while employed).

    Cons

    Pension is formula based (not a "piggy bank" so to speak)... after being with them for nearly 26 years, my plant was sold, and instantly the vast majority of pension went with it... as I became (of no fault of my own) a "terminee" vs a "retiree".

    Advice to Management

    Too much red tape.
    Dishonest pension based upon a back-ended formula (if you don't make it to the finish line, it becomes nearly worthless).


  10. "Managers are meh"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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