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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 421 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson

Rex W. Tillerson

(223 ratings)

70% 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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    Great company for long term employment and good salary

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPays at top of scale. Good vacation policy for new hires with experience. Still has a retirement plan.

    ConsVery competitive with ranking system. No 9/80 schedule. Above average stress but well compensated for.

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

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    Excellent work experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosvery disciplined, professional company that is extremely well managed.

    Consfinancials drive every decision, difficult to change processes.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop moving jobs offshore.

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    Typical Business Support Center

    Analyst (Current Employee) Budapest (Hungary)

    ProsThe BSC offers a wide variety of opportunities from IT to Customer Service. If you are smart and can position yourself properly with your managers you can start a good carrier here, including international assignments.

    ConsObsession with Safety is crazy considerint it is an office environment. Mandatory job rotation in every 2-3 years. Personal performance is secondary factor in your carrier.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the experienced colleguages. Focus on real improvement versus virtual ones like safety.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunities for advancements within departments. Good health and 401k benefits. Advisors were personable, yet professional

    ConsShift changes for lower workers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Contract position, too many cooks in the kitchen, but it was ok while it lasted

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay was excellent and there was no micromanaging.

    ConsThere were too many cooks in the kitchen and not enough people actually doing and creating action.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who you feel are easy to manage and work with instead of those who might be overqualified and actually have experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Manager (Former Employee) Lagos (Nigeria)

    ProsBest Company I ever worked for

    ConsWould love to work for ExxonMobil again

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

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

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    Eye opening, where you will find out if you enjoy Engineering with Exxon in Singapore

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros- Nice and helpful Colleagues
    - Steady salary and bonus
    - Safety is extremly important

    Cons- Not much incentive to push oneself due to fixed bonus
    - Work can a bit dry
    - Work location can be quite a distance from home
    - Troublesome taking the shuttle bus to and from work

    Advice to Senior ManagementVariable Bonus for workers who work harder and produce effective work

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

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    Solid Company

    Pricing (Current Employee) Baytown, TX (US)

    ProsSay what they mean, and mean what they say

    ConsRating & Ranking system is antiquated at best

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe current rating & ranking system naturally puts downward rating pressure on employees as they gain experience. Many new employees have expressed concerns over this practice. It's hard to say how many potentially strong new employees have chosen to work for other companies because of the rating and ranking system.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay, Biased Ranking/Career Path based mostly on perceptions

    Advisor (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA (US)

    ProsGood pay and good benefits.

    ConsPeople usually start straight out of college and have their entire careers here. The environment is fosters blind loyalty and those who are not aware believe that this culture is the only one that exists. That is fine, unless you disagree with management... Perceptions weigh very heavily here, more so than at other companies.

    The claim is that the company is so large that there is ample opportunity to move around to different positions within the different companies. This is not true. Your career is at the mercy of your manager and how he/she "defends" you during the ranking session. The extremely competitive ranking session is partially based on actual business results and unfortunately, a good amount is based on perceptions.

    Pay is good, but they expect you to work on your evenings and weekends too. A true life/work balance is very difficult to achieve here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is time to realize that employees make companies.

    Asset Management (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsHolistic benefits: Health, pension, childd care etc and excessive training: technical and soft skills in some cases

    ConsUnderpay compared with peers.Low quality of Management, Low or none career development having invested so much training in employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementtime to change: There is not room for egos or being arrogance nowadays. Management still has the thinking about the best and first Oil & gas Major company which reality inside is other. Remember, Employees make a company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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