ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
460 Reviews
3.6
460 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
240 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way (in 26 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Employee ranking system can be demotivating unless you are regularly in the top 20% in performance (in 46 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vacation Student  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Vacation Student in Melbourne

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, excellent remuneration, interesting work. Projects given to vacation students had real impact on the business.

    Cons

    There were no real downsides to working for this company. You are expected to be smart, and work hard, but are rewarded well for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Melbourne

    I worked at ExxonMobil part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Uniform was comfortable
    Interview process was quick and easy
    Store was not too large to manage
    Didn't abuse staff when drive offs occurred
    Got paid on time

    Cons

    Hours were low sometimes
    Store could get really busy
    Locals were usually drunk when they came in the store
    Sometimes you need to do lots of cleaning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structured work rosters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay but lack of promoton opportunity!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Exploration Analyst  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Exploration Analyst in Melbourne

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Good benefit, job security, good brand name, I guess if you are engineer or geologist, that's a good company to start with.

    Cons

    You will never get promoted if you can't make yourself the "chosen" one within 3 years. Very political, process driven, lots of "loyal" employees and the only thing they know is "cover your ass".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top down communication need to be better channeled. The company is too slow. Need to change the organisational structure to get rid of all those hierachical barriers. No incentive for young employees as promotion takes forever.

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Fairfax, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA (US)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company. Great intern experience, they pay very well for interns and even better for full time. Very flexible with your interest, at least for internship

    Cons

    Ranking is weird, not talked about alot as an intern. Lots of interns, feeling of competition for full time jobs. Even interns work long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have less

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    I had a great experience!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great, smart, motivated individuals to work with. The people at ExxonMobil, by nature of the company's very selective hiring process, have a great work ethic- they are self-motivated to do a good job.

    Cons

    The benefits seem to be similar to all the major oil and gas companies, despite the fact that it seems more difficult to get hired at ExxonMobil than the other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great salary

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Budapest (Hungary)

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance lots of trainings, possibilities for lg learning stable place to work

    Cons

    You can just be a number it is tooo big

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, good values, a bit inconsistent

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    Former Employee - Professional  in  South Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Professional in South Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, interesting work, intelligent colleagues, multicultural environment

    Cons

    Admin staff not helpful, quality of leadership is inconsistent across different groups, and you have little to no say in your own career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though the workforce is diverse, most managers and executives are white, Anglo men. That sends a negative signal to your worldwide personnel as to their prospects at the company and probably hurts performance at the top. Also, be more transparent with employees about your plans for their careers. You might learn something, or even make things better, through two-way dialogue, instead of just issuing top-down commands. Some managers seem to understand this, while many others (who are less respected as a result) take a more dictatorial approach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Exon Mobile at Baton Rouge, LA

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    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician  in  Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great upper Management, Awesome Community Relations......

    Cons

    I don't really have any.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Warehouse Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Structured, good employee welfare and benefits

    Cons

    Too regimental, inflexible break hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I was a co-op at ExxonMobil for less than one year

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There are very smart people all around. Projects are interesting and relevant to real-world problems in the energy field. The environment is friendly and professional, with social groups and activities to participate in. The compensation is also very good, especially for an intern/co-op position.

    Cons

    Communication between departments/projects sometimes suffers due to the size and scope of the company. There are a lot of security procedures that, while perhaps necessary, can inhibit the progress of projects.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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