ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
451 Reviews

3.6
451 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
238 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    FMC

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    Former Employee - FMC
    Former Employee - FMC

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues & benefits.
    Well training.

    Cons

    Work long hour, very competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good so far

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, salary, workplace flexibility, 401k/pension, interesting projects

    Cons

    Ranking system, bureaucratic, simple requests take time to get approved, move to woodlands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work
    Drop the ranking system and make your employees feel good about themselves

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I worked at ExxonMobil as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Hectic and overload. Work had little value added

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great exposure, opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Employees have overseas exposure, great office culture, pretty decent work life balance except for some roles

    Cons

    Frequent rotations means unlikely for one to specialise in a certain area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company & great opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is top notch, very structured developmental opportunities, collaborative and passionate employees to work with and management who give their time and interest into your projects.

    Cons

    This was my first foray into the corporate world and since this is a very high performing company, my 3 month internship was rather intense at times; however, in retrospect, it made me a better person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern

    Pros

    Broad range of functions on a global scale
    Well rewarded even from the lowest level
    Opportunity to travel

    Cons

    So many levels of management
    Slow paced as very low risk, lots of levels of approval (for good reason)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable, well established large corporation. Compensation well above average.

    Cons

    Employee ranking system can be demotivating unless you are regularly in the top 20% in performance. That too often equates to 80% feeling undervalued, under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the ranking system. You have a workforce of among the best in the world. Find a system that allows the majority to feel good about their achievements/contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    chemical engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    a lot of money for the work

    Cons

    there was lots of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less work

  10.  

    Head in the sand

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    Current Employee - Facilities  in  Leatherhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Facilities in Leatherhead, England (UK)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to have on CV, team wonderful and committed to providing top quality service to the company, lots of opportunities to work with staff located in different departments

    Cons

    'Us and them' culture between employees and contractors, health & safety focus on the wrong areas spending hours investigating paper cuts instead of focussing on breaches of the core safety competencies and why people aren't reporting losses or near losses, where there is a bad boss or head of department there is a head in the sand attitude - one department head is notorious throughout the company and the turnover in their department is large yet no-one in a position to address the problems have chosen to do so. On the work life balance side the company talk the talk yet it is extremely difficult to even discuss flexible working requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deal with the issues when they are brought to your attention. Properly consider flexible working requests

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Team lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Best place to start your career. You can learn about oil business, controls, multinational environment.

    Cons

    No long-term carreer opportunity. Salary is not increased after promotion, no feedback about improvement areas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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