ExxonMobil Reviews

Updated 19 Sep 2020

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3.6
70%
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61%
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ExxonMobil Chairman & CEO Darren Woods
Darren Woods
574 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Benefits Package that encourages team members to remain at the company for a long career(in 138 reviews)

  • "Good growth opportunities, good pay(in 130 reviews)

Cons
  • "At the heart of this is its infamous ranking system for assessing employee performance(in 222 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is challenging(in 157 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Marine advisor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job and company to work for

    Cons

    Can be long hours and weekends on call

  2. "Gaha"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, learn a lot, travel

    Cons

    Hours, travel, oil background for environment.


  3. "Server Support Analyst"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pleasant atmosphere. Good benefits perk. Good salary.

    Cons

    Not so good ranking evaluation/measurement.

  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (7)

    "Major corporation with great learning opportunities but rigid work culture."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at ExxonMobil can afford you incredible opportunities to work abroad and be a part of some of the world's most interesting and complex O&G projects. There are tons of smart, experienced, and hard-working people here and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and develop skills. ExxonMobil has a very organized and guided career development infrastructure for its employees, where supervisors and staffing & development advisors work together with employees to tailor work experiences and monitor skills development. Compensation is competitive for engineers. Non-Petroleum Engineering majors with a BS/MS can expect to receive a starting base salary 100k-110k. Petroleum Engineering majors start at ~120k. However, annual bonuses based on profit or company performance targets do not exist for entry-level employees. RSUs are not typically offered as part of compensation either. Benefits are good but are becoming less competitive. Decent medical and dental insurance options are available. As of September 2020, employees who work at the company for at least 5 years become invested in a pension plan. However, as of October 2020, the company is pausing its 7% 401k contribution match indefinitely. Salary premiums for working in less desirable locations (i.e. Permian Basin) have been cut during the COVID-19 industry downturn and premiums for working internationally will likely be cut as well going into 2021 and beyond. The Spring, TX campus (Houston) is a very comfortable place to work at. There are plenty of dining options and amenities on-site and the office space is open and breathable. Parking is not difficult to find. The campus is perfect for a mid-day walking break. Overall, there is not much to complain about.

    Cons

    The single largest turn-off for me as an employee at ExxonMobil was its work culture. At the heart of this is its infamous ranking system for assessing employee performance. Ranking systems are commonly employed at large corporations to hold employees accountable and to effectively distinguish top performers for promotions. ExxonMobil's implementation of a ranking system is ineffective at doing either of these. The insularity of how the performance reviews are conducted and what criteria are used to rank employees annually contributed to some incredibly toxic politics in the workplace. The company is comprised of bright, determined individuals, which can also mean highly competitive ones. In many cases, individuals would seek constantly to do what was most advantageous for themselves, rather than focusing on what was most critical for advancing a project or the team's cause. ExxonMobil selects employees for promotion opportunities based on these rankings and performance reviews, and understandably, employees react to incentives for career advancement accordingly. From my personal experience, I was not impressed with the quality of senior leadership in the company. Many either struggled to or were unwilling to provide clarity about business objectives and strategic direction. They did not do much to foster camaraderie or even inspire. It is telling when you learn of breaking news concerning Exxon's business from news leaks more frequently than from within Exxon itself. The outlook of the company isn't very bright either. I'd characterize it as a sinking Titanic, while other oil majors (CVX, RDS) seem more willing to embrace the changing industry, are making moves to keep their balance sheets flexible enough to pounce on acquisition opportunities, and have nurtured a much healthier internal work culture.

  5. "Project manager"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Pension job security and different roles

    Cons

    Culture and lack of empowerment with way too many levels of management

  6. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Optimization Engineer in Spring, TX

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

    Pros

    Great workplace flexibility and competitive pay

    Cons

    Little transparency between upper management and employees

  7. "The best company to work with best people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Indirect Tax Analyst in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Best compansation in the industry. Good hike No micro management Best company to develop your skills

    Cons

    No Cons Best company to work with

  8. "Its quite challenging and productive"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    work culture is good. Analysing data to improve services is worthy.

    Cons

    There are no Cons to mention

  9. "Excellent employeur mais conservateur"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Antwerp
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Bonnes conditions salariales, mais en retrait avec le temps. Ce qui était une compagnie star en 2012, depuis elle n'a pas aussi bien adapté aux changements de marché tels que se compétiteurs. En 2020 Exxon a été enlevé du DOW, bien que Chevron est resté dedans.

    Cons

    Entreprise américaine dans lequel le droit de l'actionnariat prévale, n'hésites pas a couper les avantages du personnel tout en versant un gros dividende aux actionnaires. Culture de vouloir devenir riche à court terme bien que de penser à la pérennité de l'entreprise.

  10. "Good pay, plant of stress"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Auditor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big International company with great opportunities.

    Cons

    Stressful and no life work balance

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