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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
742 Reviews
3.7
742 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 43 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 37 reviews)

  • Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account (in 66 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Pretty god

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    good pay, good people, interesting

    Cons

    slow moving, high work load

  2.  

    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 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
  3.  

    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 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Estimator in Fairfax, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Cost Estimator in Fairfax, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Stability, job security, management is for the most part trusting and hands off.

    Cons

    Next career steps are assigned to you with input to your supervisor but you do not have the option to search out for your own opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate 9-80 workweek structure

  8.  

    Great experience, global learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Lead in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Controls Lead in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good potential for growth. Engineering focused company, very disciplined. Global organization, with great learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Focus on process leads to inefficiencies. Long work hours at times, and personal sacrifices necessary to advance in some divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empowerment of employees to make decisions (recognizing that some will be good, and some bad), is crucial to future company's success.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good employer

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Very Good pay

    Cons

    Not much overseas exposure
    Not much interaction btw employees

  10.  

    Highly competitive environment

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

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

    Pros

    a generous 401k match is provided - 7%

    Cons

    significantly more than 40 hr per week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best internship experience

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Interns are assigned buddies and mentors to help them adapt to the new environment ASAP. Projects are challenging but interesting. There are a lot of training and development opportunities. There are also a lot of networking events via which interns could get very good insights of the company. One can develop one's career at ExxonMobil, not just to get a job.

    Cons

    Like all big companies, there are restrictions with installation of software. Sometimes one has to wait for long to get installation request approved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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