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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated 13 Jun 2019

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ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods
Darren Woods
326 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance in company(in 161 reviews)

  • "ExxonMobil is an innovative work environment bringing an opportunity to work with bright people from all over the world(in 146 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ranking system can not accurately reflect your contributions(in 188 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance can be good at times but forced overtime is used, even on engineers at times(in 120 reviews)

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  1. "Process Surveillance Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Surveillance Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn to ask alot of question and work smarter. Act dump so you'll hear every mind in the room.

    Cons

    Don't work hard but spend more time with family.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employee personally so you can understand what they are going through.

    ExxonMobil2018-10-14
  2. "Engineering Job"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging place to work, very much engineering focused.

    Cons

    Black box performance management system.

    ExxonMobil2018-08-20
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not what it is portrayed"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively good pay, that's all about it

    Cons

    Working as a Contractor (or as they called it HAT Contractor) for ExxonMobil (Esso Australia) is like working in the US during the slavery period. You are an outsider, they don't say hello to you, they don't share any data with you. You are a paid labourer and just a number. No plan or vision, they just make things up as they go. They hire you and don't listen. Technically poor people only waste money.

    Advice to Management

    I think Exxon should really consider looking into what's happening out there in Esso Australia under their name. Apparently it's been going on for years and surprisingly still continues.

    ExxonMobil2018-08-22
  4. "Exciting engineering work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting engineering work, work with clever and passionate people, travel opportunities, excellent & world class training, great safety culture (particularly offshore)

    Cons

    In busy periods work/life balance can be compromised, some management with very strong personalities, company politics, the usual big company cons

    ExxonMobil2018-02-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and rewarding work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people are the best. Talented, motivated and for the most part positive and supportive. The work is challenging and stimulating

    Cons

    Working with the best means being compared to the best. The ranking system is consequently very tough and somewhat of a black-box. The best opportunities and pay are reserved for the select few that are able to rise to the top of a very talented pack. The rest make do with what they get.

    ExxonMobil2018-01-26
  6. "Exxonmobil"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Great office, new move coming soon

    Cons

    Pay could be higher for the work

    ExxonMobil2018-02-07
  7. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Good company. Always felt management focus was on doing the right thing, regardless of popularity of decision

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities outside of engineering

    ExxonMobil2016-07-21
  8. "group leader accountant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

      Pros

      good salary and package and env

      Cons

      US team busy and group reporting to India

      Advice to Management

      open and honest and answer employee

      ExxonMobil2016-05-16
    • "Sap hr system analyst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at ExxonMobil

      Pros

      Very good company to work full of opportunities to grow in your career.

      Cons

      Sometimes you need to show yourself a lot to call manager attention to get the right opportunity.

      ExxonMobil2016-04-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great people, company is very straight jacketed"

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      Former Employee - Geologist in Melbourne
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Great people, cooperative teams, well thought out systems (that sometimes go overboard in detail). XOM is a very large company with many countries and business units, that they all work together so well is a testament to the management of this company.

      Cons

      The sheer inertia of such a large organisation can make it seem like any change is impossible and extra work is pointless and unrecognised: 6-7 day working weeks are the norm right? Performance reviews and employee ranking is a opaque and secretive process that affects your pay every year. I didn't trust the system and many in the company don't. Upon joining XOM you will effectively be assigned to one of two groups:...

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      Advice to Management

      Either get rid of or make ranking employees more transparent, it is a detriment to the company and to morale.

      ExxonMobil2015-10-13
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