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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
446 Reviews

3.6
446 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
236 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance outside of month-end close (in 22 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Rating & Ranking system is antiquated at best (in 41 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vacation Student  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Vacation Student in Melbourne

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Melbourne

    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!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Exploration Analyst  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Exploration Analyst in Melbourne

    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.  

    FMC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FMC
    Former Employee - FMC

    Pros

    Good colleagues & benefits.
    Well training.

    Cons

    Work long hour, very competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, salary, workplace flexibility, 401k/pension, interesting projects

    Cons

    Ranking system, bureaucratic, simple requests take time to get approved, move to woodlands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work
    Drop the ranking system and make your employees feel good about themselves

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great exposure, opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Employees have overseas exposure, great office culture, pretty decent work life balance except for some roles

    Cons

    Frequent rotations means unlikely for one to specialise in a certain area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company & great opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Compensation is top notch, very structured developmental opportunities, collaborative and passionate employees to work with and management who give their time and interest into your projects.

    Cons

    This was my first foray into the corporate world and since this is a very high performing company, my 3 month internship was rather intense at times; however, in retrospect, it made me a better person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Broad range of functions on a global scale
    Well rewarded even from the lowest level
    Opportunity to travel

    Cons

    So many levels of management
    Slow paced as very low risk, lots of levels of approval (for good reason)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable, well established large corporation. Compensation well above average.

    Cons

    Employee ranking system can be demotivating unless you are regularly in the top 20% in performance. That too often equates to 80% feeling undervalued, under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the ranking system. You have a workforce of among the best in the world. Find a system that allows the majority to feel good about their achievements/contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable, large and predictable

    Current Employee - Advisor
    Current Employee - Advisor

    Pros

    Stable, great people, interesting colleagues, important work. Ethical employer with good benefits who won't bother you too much if you just show up each day and put in your time. Move you around enough to develop you, so the work doesn't get too boring.

    Cons

    I get the feeling that the less I ask questions the happier everyone is. Train smart enough people to do flawless work over and over and over again, and you'll have a great market leader. The ranking system creates a culture of blame, even among good people who genuinely want to be team players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving to the Woodlands was not a great move to retain young people. Nor is making those young people wait 10 years before they can send an email without manager approval. A little innovation would go a long way in making this place even better.

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