ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
676 Reviews
3.6
676 Reviews
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ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way (in 40 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account (in 64 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good pay but poor work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Intern in Southampton, England

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. If you perform extremely well can accelerate through management quickly.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. BIt of a blame culture and top down management. Sometimes can get stuck in a position and find it hard to rise up the organisation. Some workers can be a bit unfriendly due to be overworked.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management issues

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    • 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 full-time (more than an 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.  

    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
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  5.  

    It is time to realize that employees make companies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asset Management in London, England
    Current Employee - Asset Management in London, England

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Superb training combined with access to professionals/experts

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong corporate culture but still retaining the 'close knit' feeling. Caring as long as it fits with policy!

    Cons

    Controls, controls and more controls which slows down any decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are visible to your team even if you are in another country.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company.

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good hours for the pay

    Cons

    low pay copmared with other industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its a remarkable company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It brings out the true potential in you

    Cons

    Salary review are done every few years , this matter should be looked into

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More talented professional should be employed as the company growth is unstoppable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Summer Placement

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Great emphasis on safety
    Everyone willing to help

    Cons

    Some people may be impatient with the fact that everything has to undergo due process

    Recommends
  10.  

    Had it's pros and cons

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Offered a great training budget which a lot employees didn't seem to take advantage of.

    Cons

    Very difficult to work your way up without a degree. You either had to be willing to wait until you had 10 years experience with them or leave (both real outcomes).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on ability and delivery versus credentials alone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Professional and Rewarding Internship

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Treated like a professional from day one

    Cons

    Big company with several red tapes when getting work done

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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