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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 105 reviews)

  • really interesting work environment and a place to learn (in 105 reviews)

Cons
  • It's important to set work life balance boundaries (in 94 reviews)

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 145 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company"

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Culture needs work"

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

  3. "Windows Server Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional environment, and technical savvy people.

    Cons

    Wish the commute was a bit shorter.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job.


  4. "Refining and Supply Coop Program"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Refinery Coop (Improve Engineer) in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Refinery Coop (Improve Engineer) in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    high responsibility, great people, community events, meaningful work, fast paced

    Cons

    internal politics, slow change, siloed departments


  5. "Competitive work place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    The performance system is designed to reward people who bested their peers. Culture is cut throat and competitive. Politics is critical to succeed for all levels of the hierarchy. Backstabbing is a norm. Have not met a person who doesn't know the exact date they can retire with full pension.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good job security, reliable processes and results, but some employees make you question how the company is so successful"

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

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

    Pros

    Job security is excellent - XOM wants to hire for life. Long-term compensation is good (401k & pension). If you get an internship and you decently well you will get more internships and/or get hired full time. Pay starts out well and increases quickly early in your career then the raises, though predictable in timing, are not very large. Strong ethical and safety performance are core values. EVERYTHING is proceduralized so at least it's predicable; once you know the system it is easy to perform well.

    Cons

    Company evolves slowly due to very bureaucratic approach. "Old boys club"/"it's all about who you know" in full effect - transferring through the company takes luck and knowing the right person at the right time. No one ever loses their job for performance so you work with some real duds. Performance review process is done by ranking which results in back stabbing throughout the year. There are no bonuses and pay later in your career will not be as competitive as jumping to another company (though the long-term benefits with job security and the 401k & pension balance this).

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the PADP (performance assessment, aka ranking) process because it results in lack of team work.


  7. "Employment at Exxon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer for ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer for ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job stability, structure, safety and procedures.

    Cons

    The company can seem very rigid and old school.

    Advice to Management

    Explore more work life balance options for millinials

  8. "Thoele"

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    Current Employee - Manager in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in O'Fallon, MO

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

    Pros

    Manage employees and make my own schedule.

    Cons

    Working 6 to 7 days a week when understaffed. Finding decent employees to hire.


  9. "research scientist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organizational training support system.

    Cons

    very controlling management in some sections

    Advice to Management

    Please consider worker management


  10. "Internship:"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, nice co-workers, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Poor location (Louisiana is unbearably hot during summers!)


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