ExxonMobil Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 31 Jul 2020

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ExxonMobil Chairman & CEO Darren Woods
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633 Ratings
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  • "Great Benefits Package that encourages team members to remain at the company for a long career(in 132 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good work life balance(in 131 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Loss of luster"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Attorney in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average pay, great variety of work, and lots of opportunity for cross functional assignments

    Cons

    Little work life balance while professed otherwise. Management frequently says one thing and does another behind the scenes. Very strong culture of this is how it is done, even though market and industry is changing. New initiatives, while present, are slow and reactive, rather than proactive. I frequently had to cancel vacation days to stay abreast of work given the volume and tight deadlines imposed.

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  2. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established operating system to operate

    Cons

    Work life balance could be prioritized better


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Decent pay, bad culture"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, and pay is competitive. Company provides pension.

    Cons

    In procurement, the company way is to hire mostly straight out of college and then moving folks around to many different roles to create generalists rather than experts. No real control over your career since jobs are not posted for anyone to apply to. Instead a people committee decides your career path. The culture is not great, likely because they don't hire many experienced people, and so they get no differing viewpoints/diversity. Change comes slowly, if at all. Work life balance is terrible.

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  4. "Placement Year - Most of us didn't enjoy it but see for yourself"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    KEY NOT FOUND: reviews.temporary-former - Industrial Placement Student in Fawley, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    -Salary is good -Good experience to apply for other jobs. -Lots of incredibly intelligent people to learn from and a lot of people I worked with were very helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    -Definitely has the feel of a mature company, no risks and quite a shortsighted vision, can be quite demotivating to be around that all the time. -The safety culture is a caricature of what it was intended to be. Rather than promoting operational safety, it is used as a tick-box exercise for career progression (I've been in meetings where people discussed the safety issues surrounding paper cuts and eating food at conferences and pretended it was having a meaningful impact on them). As a result, the people who would actually benefit from a robust safety culture (operators on site) can't take it seriously; this as a result actually puts them in real danger. -Everything is made into a procedure (even cleaning tables) so there is very little room for actual ingenuity or innovation. -There is a real sense that everyone is too busy to do anything, which is a perfect breeding ground for people who are arrogant and/or conceited. This also meant that as a placement student, some people gave you the impression that you were wasting their time simply by existing. -Most people have an incredibly unhealthy work life balance at the company, most people would work at least 50 hours a week, even though we were contracted at 37 hours. I don't mind working long hours but out of choice, for most people it was because the amount of work they were given was too much to get done in their contract hours and if they didn't get it done, they could get into quite a lot of trouble. Also because everyone gets in so early and works so late, this reinforces the pressure to continue doing this. -The attitude towards mental health could do with a lot of work. Quite a few people I knew were emotionally and physically exhausted, many clearly on the verge of either breakdown or resignation. The company certainly turns a blind eye to it. -Very homogeneous group of personalities, incredibly conservative, risk averse, traditional and uncompromising. Not a lot of diversity of thought. Not exactly the best place to go into as a fresh faced student. -So much wasted time with ineffective meetings that add very little value, other than being a tick-box exercise. -The fact that almost every other placement student is having the exact same experience compounds this effect so the placement student cohort becomes an echo chamber.

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  5. "For the people who wants to challenge themselves"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time

    Pros

    Full of challenges, everyday is filled with new learnings and problems.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not applicable. Be prepared to work OT everyday and over the weekends

  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "Drastic changes - Exxon is a sinking ship"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Campus is nice - Pay is relatively competitive (however, as a software engineer, you may be better off going to a tech company)

    Cons

    - Upper management does not care about lower level employees. The way COVID was handled was very poor (not notifying campus residents of new cases, telling us in March to be prepared to return at any time). No transparency about any important situations. - Technical staff (mainly software developers) have absolutely no career path - No work-life balance. Because Exxon has let go of a large portion of staff and almost every contractor, regular employees are now expected to fill massive holes. - Job security = gone. While I retained my job in this ranking cycle, I know several new hires who were let go after being given no negative feedback throughout the year. Job security was one of the biggest pros for accepting a job at Exxon - it no longer exists - No emphasis on diversity. Any statements the CEO or other executives released are generic.

  7. "Supply chain Analysts"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst 

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Good pay, career opportunities, and good benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance is not too good. They can do better

  8. "Great pay but boring work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours, busy and boring work, slow to change, terrible work/life balance, you must put your job first before anything else in your life to do well here.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stability and consistency in employment

    Cons

    Work life balance is challenging

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  10. "Decent company to work in"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job outlook; good career development and opportunities

    Cons

    Poor work life balance; long work hours; high stress

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