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ExxonMobil Financial Analyst Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods
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5 Ratings
  1. "Company overview"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Budapest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company culture, Various activities, people are nice, you can be promoted easily.

    Cons

    Sometimes a stressful environment during close

    ExxonMobil2019-06-02
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Controller’s Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounted gas, educational reimbursement, name recognition, job stability (they don’t lay people off)

    Cons

    Controllers is sold as “rotational finance”, but you will be entering data into SAP and doing accounting/bookkeeping/journal entries. Accounting and reporting systems are approximately 40 years old. The “cool” finance jobs (business development, treasury, trading) are given to engineers only, which explains Exxon’s subpar financial performance relative to peers like Chevron and general distaste from Wall Street/institutional...

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    Advice to Management

    Try mirroring the rotational programs of other oil majors and include some “cool” jobs. If not, hire only accounting majors or just outsource.

    ExxonMobil2019-06-18
  3. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and dedicated rotational roles

    Cons

    Some job roles are a bit dull, super repetitive.

    ExxonMobil2019-05-14
  4. "ExxonMobil Finance"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, career progression

    Cons

    Competitive culture, intense environment may not be for everyone

    ExxonMobil2018-10-26
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Best Oil company in Houston."

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With the 7% 401K match, almost every employee starts with $90,000 total compensation. Generally only working 35-40 hours a week with only about 25-30 hours of actual work discounting lunch, breaks, and slow time. You're able to work from home around 2 days a week, so you get 2 3-day weekends a month. Colleagues are all intelligent and accomplished. Great retirement benefits. Great healthcare package for...

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    Cons

    Ranking system can not accurately reflect your contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Darren Woods. Increase production of bio-fuels, and renewable acquisitions.

    ExxonMobil2018-09-27
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Finance Functions"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Large global corporate structure with many available job opportunities. The majority of Finance job roles (Tax, Treasurers, Controllers functions) exist in Houston. "Business Support Center's", that provide primarily transactional accounting services, exist in places such as Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Hungary, Thailand, and Singapore... among others. Financial management and a few expatriate opportunities do exist...

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    Cons

    1) The majority of jobs are over-burdened with manual & outdated work tasks. This includes, but is not limited to: outdated systems, incomplete/incorrect information, weeks spent on data manipulation, consistent direct data entry (journal entries) by high-level analysts, and the population of a roughly 40-year-old software system to keep track of consolidated corporate financial records. Summarizes and coined as...

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    Advice to Management

    Change recruitment target demographic or market yourself differently to potential employees.

    ExxonMobil2018-09-26
  7. "Structured and challenging"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lagos
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Established company, good benefits, great location, good office facilities. Official work hours are good- start really, finish early. Locally diverse

    Cons

    Could be more flexible, pay more conscious attention to employee concerns. Tightly staffed. Few decisions taken locally. Slow to react

    ExxonMobil2018-01-18
  8. Helpful (13)

    "Needs Improvement Fast"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good group of younger folks in the company. Great open spaces on the Houston Campus.

    Cons

    1. Compensation structure is, at best, stagnant. The methodology for finance function employees has dropped the salary curve to levels that leaves most young employees unsure of earning potential and fails to motivate anyone effectively. The inability of senior management to understand that a member of the finance function is not tied to a particular industry has created a mass exodus of younger employees seeking employment...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Pay people in a way that motivates people and rewards good work. 2. Cut people who don't perform at a certain level. If you won't change the ranking system, at least find a way to ensure under-performers don't encourage bad behavior. 3. Find work for people that is less repetitive or hire people who don't care about this aspect of their work. Don't hire leaders who strive for group collaboration and dynamic workplaces....

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    ExxonMobil2017-11-15
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great, but..."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    For a finance professional living in an Engineer's world, the pay was great as were the benefits. Job opportunities are abundant, varied and career progression is real. The company has done a nice job (recently) of adopting newer technologies that are more becoming of a world-class industry powerhouse. The campus in Spring, TX also helps.

    Cons

    At ExxonMobil, pretty much everyone thinks they're going to be the next CEO, but I guess that's to be expected at place where they recruit with that in mind. This gives way to a terribly homogeneous workforce (even if there is diversity of race and gender - see Advice to Management). In a culture where everyone wants to lead, collaboration suffers, innovation lacks and progress is inhibited. The rating & ranking...

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    Advice to Management

    1) Increase the level of transparency in the ratings and rankings process. 2) Inclusion and Diversity need to be more than just focusing on race and gender. 3) Checking boxes for a job well done does not foster innovation. Reward those that take chances.

    ExxonMobil2017-10-24
  10. "Good company for Corp. soldiers"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leader, strong corporate culture. Comp and benefits used to be off the wall, reduced from year to year (e.g. pension scheme, annual salary increase).

    Cons

    heavy procedural aspects, opaque ranking system, unclear career perspectives (only revealed after resignation).

    ExxonMobil2017-08-08
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