ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
681 Reviews
3.7
681 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way (in 40 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account (in 65 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

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an 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

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil part-time (more than an 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!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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  

    A different environment

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Global organization with some opportunities to travel (depending on position).
    You will also be exposed to many facets of the business.

    Cons

    working long hours. Working in a Global organization, and having to work in virtual environment with phone hook ups can really eat into your personal time. Time differences are killers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    acknowledgment of work accomplishments would not go astray

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Work/Life Balance Challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Baytown, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Baytown, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Stable, consistent employer with a long-term business focus. Re-emphasizing US Gulf Coast growth, especially in commodity petrochemicals. Personnel and operations safety is highly emphasized.

    Cons

    Rating and ranking system is extremely opaque and arbitrary. No clear way to self-direct career path, especially in the engineering specialist disciplines. No 9/80 schedule option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a job posting system that at least makes employees aware of other assignment possibilities, as is done in almost all other companies in Exxon's class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Exxon Mobil has been great as an intern

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    tough lots of work but definetly worth the reqard monetarily speaking has a lot of work balnce along with the rest o the stuff that you do

    Cons

    i have had some challenges in terms of keeping up with managment they can be kinda picky sometimes i dont know hy performance reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they could be less pickyo n performance reviews too much evalutation times spent on things that do not need to be looked at

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company full of hard-working, intelligent, and diligent people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Contact Engineer in Beaumont, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Process Contact Engineer in Beaumont, TX (US)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely focused on safety. Great environment. Supportive. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    High expectations for all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Stable corporation that takes good care of you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Baytown, TX (US)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Choose your career path. Compensation is very competitive. High performance is rewarded handsomely. Some positions allow you to create your own work.

    Cons

    Forced ranking system. Some positions carry a lot of stress and long working hours; weekends and nights occasionally. Some employees get by on how well they are liked instead of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the comp time vs. overtime policy. Could push hard working employees into the arms of a competitor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Process Engineering Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Relatively good pay for internships locally. Great opportunity to learn about downstream refining processes and learning how to use software and tools to optimize setups

    Cons

    Location is extremely far and time consuming to get to. Company has quite a lot of red tape, probably since the occurrence of the Valdez incident. Took me about 4 hours to travel each day!

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefit, projects, competitive nature, training, looks good on resume and career builder. Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way. Good pay, interesting work, intelligent colleagues, multicultural environment

    Cons

    Conservative, lack of work/life balance, feels pressure all the time. 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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