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ExxonMobil Project Engineer Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2019

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3.6
61%
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ExxonMobil Chairman & CEO Darren Woods
Darren Woods
2 Ratings
  1. "Its a remarkable company"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Project Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ExxonMobil for 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 Management

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

    ExxonMobil2014-01-10
  2. "Good compensation with limited progression"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Lagos
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good and safe work environment and opportunities exist for on the job training

    Cons

    Very limited developmental assignments and career progression path for Technical personnel. Training opportunities are also very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Improve career planning and progression for young technical personnel

    ExxonMobil2019-08-06
  3. "Decent"

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    Former Intern - Student Project Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ExxonMobil for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, work ethic, work experience, holiday every month

    Cons

    Arrogance, long hours, high expectations

    ExxonMobil2019-08-02
  4. "All in all good place to work. Rewards long term career."

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High integrity, good benefits, travel and international opportunities, rapidly increasing responsibility, very capable colleagues

    Cons

    mature industry, top down management approach, inward focus, decisions can be overly political, forced ranking system

    Advice to Management

    Continue CEOs current 2025 vision and continue to deploy working level visions for each group. Increase flexibility on policies and reform ranking system.

    ExxonMobil2019-04-22
  5. "Supervisor"

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    Former Contractor - Project Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ExxonMobil for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Big company in this town

    ExxonMobil2019-02-22
  6. "Sal"

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    Current Contractor - Project Engineer in Lagos
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work environment and good people

    Cons

    Not a lot of attention is placed on contract staff

    Advice to Management

    Better opportunities for employees and contract staff...and improve work/life balance

    ExxonMobil2019-01-29
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Great Experience/Poor Diversity"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of really great experience. You meet a lot of very intelligent people. You get to travel quite a bit if you're willing to do so.

    Cons

    Exxon Drilling expects a lot out of you if you work there. If you are not a white male with a stay at home wife, it will be very hard for you to succeed specifically in Drilling. None of the minorities stay longer than 5 years and very few females stay in drilling. It's seen as a nuisance if you take time off to have kids or need to pick up your children because you're in a dual career relationship. All the men... I worked with had stay at home wives that took care of all personal things while the men could dedicate themselves to their career. Most of the men then don't know how to work with women in the office because fundamentally they believe women should be at home caring for their men and children. It's very frat boy mentality. I was once told to be more "vanilla" at work. Majority of "drillers" are going to be hardcore Republicans that expect everyone else to be as well. Don't even think you'll get 9/80's or 4/10's with Exxon Drilling US. They may have that in Canada or other parts of the world but if you're based in Houston, you will NEVER get that. Bottom line: drilling is an operationally driven department and if you're not willing to dedicate your life to working long hours and relocating your family every 3-5 years to different parts of the world, you should go somewhere more work life balance friendly.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect. Enforce diversity training. Stop hiring the same white male mold for drilling. Promote those who work smarter not those who just work longer hours.

    ExxonMobil2018-08-09
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Not what it is portrayed"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively good pay, that's all about it

    Cons

    Working as a Contractor (or as they called it HAT Contractor) for ExxonMobil (Esso Australia) is like working in the US during the slavery period. You are an outsider, they don't say hello to you, they don't share any data with you. You are a paid labourer and just a number. No plan or vision, they just make things up as they go. They hire you and don't listen. Technically poor people only waste money.

    Advice to Management

    I think Exxon should really consider looking into what's happening out there in Esso Australia under their name. Apparently it's been going on for years and surprisingly still continues.

    ExxonMobil2018-08-22
  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Safety culture and in house training

    Cons

    Lack of program to achieve financial reward for high performance and delivering business goals

    ExxonMobil2018-05-31
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Life at ExxonMobil"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work and employment, competitive pay, decent benefits (including a pension) Lots of training opportunities are offered throughout the year, generally you are allowed the flexibility to chose the courses you want to take based upon your interest

    Cons

    Old school approach to work, work from home can be a challenge depending on your organization. Influential assignments are tough to secure since the company applies militaristic approach to job placement where experience in many cases is the deciding factor. The company culture as whole is not futuristic like what you expect a google, Facebook or any other Silicon Valley company but rather the old school “good ole... boy” culture. It can be tough to be fulfilled in your work as it can become mundane and not challenging.

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    Advice to Management

    Management should be much more proactive about putting people and challenging high growth potential assignments in which people can generate new ideas to problem solving. In addition, I would note a change in the culture away from the “good ole boy” into more 21st century culture in the old ways of doing things can challenged with new ideas and approaches to problem solving. Also I would note at finding... opportunities to make the work environment more friendly and exciting as opposed to a high stress and hardened atmosphere, I do not believe that model will attract a continued stream of talent going forward in the 21st century.

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    ExxonMobil2017-10-19
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