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ExxonMobil International Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
103 Reviews

3.5
103 Reviews
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ExxonMobil International Chairman & CEO Rex W. Tillerson
Rex W. Tillerson
37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is achievable but not guaranteed (in 6 reviews)

  • Great company, good learning experience (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Relative ranking system badly affects people who are less visible and less talkative in a global ranking system (in 5 reviews)

  • Employees have limited say on their own career development (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A strong place to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Developer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Business Developer in London, England

    I have been working at ExxonMobil International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent growing experience. The largest projects and world class processes, with early on responsiblities. Good working environment and working hours. You are changed around roles very fast, which is a pro but also a con since some roles will invariably not suit you. If you're a creative person, chances are you will impress people since most employees are the "very thorough/soldier/family guy" types.

    Cons

    Working in such a large corporation, bureaucracy is a heavy burden. A lot of people get overzealous trying to promote Safety and Controls at the expense of more value-adding activities. Commercially quite risk-adverse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let overzealous employees burden your teams with excessive back office and controls/safety. While OPEX pressure is good, if you claim to be the best in the world you still have to send young people on expat assignments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities  in  Leatherhead, England
    Current Employee - Facilities in Leatherhead, England

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

    Pros

    Some great team members, subsidised restaurant and deli, an opportunity to work with a number of different departments and disciplines

    Cons

    Most the current upper levels of management were promoted because of how long they have worked for the company rather than on merit and many are literally counting down the days to retirement. As a result there is no real room for innovation and interesting ideas to take root as the management just want to see out their remaining time with the company before retirement. Also as many were not promoted on merit they aren't always capable of doing the job and it is up to sub-ordinates to provide vision and guidance. There is an aversion to dealing with poor managers and they are left to spread their toxicity and there is an extremely high turnover in some departments one department went through 6 supervisors in 6 years due to the behaviour of the department head. There is a strong safety culture - don't come here if you aren't willing to investigate why a paper cut occurred and how you can prevent it from happening again - however there is mixed messages from upper management with some undermining the process by not reporting near losses and ignoring interventions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote on merit, deal with problems as they arise and don't let fester

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    very sad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    I have been working at ExxonMobil International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good to have the name on your CV for future jobs.

    Cons

    poor pay, not a good culture to work in and still in the 1970's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good engineers are all leaving to join better companies, sadly your left with lots of average.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome industrial experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil International

    Pros

    ExxonMobil has the best Safety policy in the oil and gas industry

    Cons

    Unnecessary and Excessive cutting cost by management in other to gain promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Optimise cost reduction

  6.  

    ExxonMobil Experience for a Lifetime

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

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

    Pros

    EM allows employees to obtain a wealth of experience. You are able to take away many of the learning and apply them to new job ventures.

    Cons

    Because of the demands of the job and a results driven environment, there is a struggle t find a work life balance for many employees. Also, the ranking system can be very subjective with the negotiation and presentation skills of your supervisor playing heavily on your "rank" in the organization and ultimately your pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work life balance and making work enjoyable and the rest will fall into place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Operation technican

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good pay, allowance, benefits and bonuses
    -Good career prospect

    Cons

    -Challenging job
    -Bad culture depending where you posted

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great Place to work at

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

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

    Pros

    -Safety Conscious!
    -Supportive staff
    -Friendly
    -Great Food at the canteen

    Cons

    -No downsides to mention.
    -Since its a refinery it might be far from the city

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst  in  Bentonville, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Bentonville, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent company, great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Very unfair rating and ranking system, very corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the evaluation system to be more fair and equitable for all. Employees should have opportunity to apply for job openings within company website instead of only through your manager, who may to be unfair and you leave company without other opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    great experiences (intern)

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil International as an intern

    Pros

    good value and culture
    very comfortable
    and the company's climate is awesome

    Cons

    sometimes has boring task
    but this's only one cons that I have found!!

  11.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Sidney, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sidney, NY (US)

    I worked at ExxonMobil International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    i want some knowledge about gas station

    Cons

    no downside of working at exxonmobil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they were good. and good behavior with every one

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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