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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.5 427 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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    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

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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

     

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    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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    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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    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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    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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