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ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
444 Reviews

3.6
444 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
235 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.  

    Great exposure, opportunities

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

    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
  2.  

    Great company & great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    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
  3.  

    Great Experience

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

    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
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  5.  

    Great company.

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable, large and predictable

    Current Employee - Advisor
    Current Employee - Advisor

    Pros

    Stable, 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Moving 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.

  7.  

    The experience to work with Exxon was remarkable.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company prestige, pay, location, benefits

    Cons

    Weather too hot, not enough water fountains around the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more interns and coop student as it will help for employment in the future

  8.  

    7 year technician

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great pay wonderful benifits great safety program

    Cons

    No real room for growth

  9.  

    Great treatment of employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD (US)

    Pros

    Many chances to advance into other areas in the company.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)

    Pros

    A 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, both in-house or provided by recognized external companies, including learning of foreign languages.
    There are career opportunities but on the long run, for those who are quite patient and can live with the cons over the time.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and procedures, trivial things become relevant 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 good performers according to KPI's are promoted to supervisors but lack the necessary people skills.
    The bad performers just stay at their current position for years, continuing with their evident low performance and being a bad influence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Catching up with time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Strong 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.

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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