Compare ExxonMobil vs Shell BETA

See how working at ExxonMobil vs. Shell compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at ExxonMobil vs. Shell. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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ExxonMobil

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Shell

Employee Ratings

  • ExxonMobil scored higher in 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Shell scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 3021 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 306 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.0
Shell employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than ExxonMobil employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.5
Shell employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than ExxonMobil employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
ExxonMobil Ceo Darren Woods
81%
81%Darren Woods
CEO Approval
Shell Ceo Ben van Beurden
83%
83%Ben van Beurden
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
ExxonMobil employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than Shell employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
66%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Positive Business Outlook
48%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, ExxonMobil salaries averaged £5,489 higher than Shell.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern15 Salaries
£27,793/yr
Business Analyst2 Salaries
£71,151/yr
Process Engineer7 Salaries
£43,397/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern15 Salaries
£25,268/yr
Business Analyst19 Salaries
£54,147/yr
Engineer7 Salaries
£46,460/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at ExxonMobil.
  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Shell.
  • "Ranking system" was the most mentioned Con at ExxonMobil.
  • "Slow decision making" was the most mentioned Con at Shell.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 130 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 119 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 282 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 200 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Ranking system"(in 208 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 144 reviews)
Cons
"Slow decision making"(in 182 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 75 reviews)
Featured Review
"Best company"21 May 2020

Former Employee - Advisor

I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Unbelievable people, so highly talented. Amazing work life balance.

Cons

Promotion opportunities very slow due to shrinking business in UK

Advice to Management

You'll struggle to hang onto your talented young staff if you don't look after their career more transparently.

Former Employee - Manager

I worked at Shell part-time

Pros

Nice colleagues. Friendly bar staff. Ice cold pints.

Cons

The environment. The air conditioning. Too cold.

Job Postings

Shell has 1,046 more recently posted open jobs than ExxonMobil.