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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.5 428 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson

Rex W. Tillerson

(225 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Excellent Company

    Vacation Student (Former Employee) Melbourne

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Service

    Customer Service (Former Employee) Melbourne

    ProsUniform 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

    ConsHours 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 Senior ManagementMore structured work rosters

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay but lack of promoton opportunity!

    Exploration Analyst (Current Employee) Melbourne

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

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementTop 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.

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    The experience to work with Exxon was remarkable.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany prestige, pay, location, benefits

    ConsWeather too hot, not enough water fountains around the office

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more interns and coop student as it will help for employment in the future

     

    7 year technician

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat pay wonderful benifits great safety program

    ConsNo real room for growth

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    Great treatment of employees

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD (US)

    ProsMany chances to advance into other areas in the company.

    ConsHave to work one full year before you get a vacation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Stable, large and predictable

    Advisor (Current Employee)

    ProsStable, 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.

    ConsI 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 Senior ManagementMoving 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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    A good place to start and learn a lot, if you can live with the corporate culture

    Credit Analyst (Former Employee) Prague (Czech Republic)

    ProsA good place to gain a lot of business experience, both transferable and non-transferable.
    International environment, lots of people from different parts of the world.
    Structured and organized environment, driven by rules, logic and numbers, no nonsense here.
    Flamboyant business, big numbers.
    Serious company who genuinely cares for the employees.
    Very good health and safety focus.
    Good benefits package.
    The management is open to hear suggestions from the employees, if they make sense.
    Overall good training is available.
    There are career opportunities but on the long run, for those who are quite patient and can live with the cons over the time.

    ConsWay too much bureaucracy and procedures in the Business Support Centers, trivial things become relevant and complicated and steal time from the truly important ones. This is the result of the prevailing risk-aversion, all-safe culture at EM.
    Military-like authority and ranking systems, which force employees to continuously 'fight' between them, or they'll become stagnated.
    Some supervisors and middle managers do not stick with upper management guidelines; others are there because of past personal achievements and lack the necessary people skills.
    While the top good performers are adequately awarded, the bottom bad performers are not sufficiently punished, just become stagnated at their current position for years and years, carelessly continuing with their evident low performance and even being a bad influence and a charge for other employees and the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile I think that the safe-side culture is the correct one for such a company, It would be good if they could try to reduce the internal regulations and make the work more agile, in those places or situations where it may be possible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Catching up with time

    IT Project Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsStrong financial compensation and great benefits.

    Culture is changing (at least in IT): free WiFi, bring your own tablet, empowerment, making mistakes is actually encouraged ... etc.

    ConsToo many "middle management" layers . Some pockets still are very conservative ... must cross every T and dot every I before doing anything.

    Need more techies that know what they are doing. Instead of everyone moving over the the "management track"

    Advice to Senior ManagementTweak the reward & recognition system - still FORCED RANKING!!! How can team work be built if everyone is competing against each other.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Review

    IT Analyst (Current Employee) Moncton, NB (Canada)

    ProsCareer employment, benefits, strong company values

    ConsSalaries not increasing as they used to. Office politics.

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