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Working at exxonmobil — Reviews by Employees

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Reviews of Jobs at exxonmobil

4.2Rating Details
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Pay5
Respect4
Benefits4
Job Security5
Work/Life Balance4
Career Growth4
Location4
Co-Workers5
Work Environment4

From Houston, TX — 02/24/2010

Most of the reviews I read below sound like they are from disgruntled employees who had a bad day.

I have worked at 3 other companies and am nearing 50. From my perspective:
1. The company hires cream-of-the-crop college grads. They don't want many experienced hires with other points of view, they want to train young minds that the Exxon way (forget the Mobil part) is the only way.
2. There are rules, procedures, and processes for everything. That is the strength of the company as a whole, they don't let the weak ones fail and mistakes are caught before they go too far. Conversely, they hold back the entrepreneurial spirit in some.
3. Very hierarchial management - everything goes up through your boss, over to the other guys boss, and down to the guy you want to talk to. Bad for getting things done, good that you have a filter when someone is coming after you.
4. Overall, good (not great) place to work. Better than a service company, but "big brother" is alive and well.

If you want freedom and like to take risks, this isn't the company for you. If you can tolerate control and check your ego and individualism at the door, lots of opportunities exist. And yes, you MUST be an engineer or geologist to get anywhere.
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4.1Rating Details
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Pay5
Respect5
Benefits5
Job Security5
Work/Life Balance2
Career Growth4
Location4
Co-Workers5
Work Environment4

From Houston, TX — 02/05/2010

ExxonMobil hires strong candidates from strong universities so employees are very qualified and competent. The company is full of bright people. There is a very structured ranking program that ocurrs annually. High performers are rapidly rotated to new assignments which frequently include raises and promotions. Top performers are paid very well. Middle performers are paid above industry average and the rest are paid at or below industry average. ExxonMobil is continually trying to "realize efficienies" which means do more work with fewer people. Almost every position at ExxonMobil requires more work than one person can do, so prioritizing is vital to your success. You must accept the idea that you will never have time to finish certain tasks. The good news is you will be rotated to a new assignment eventually so someone else will inherit your work! This is a conservative company. Wear white dress shirts and black slacks. Some groups still wear suits. Leave your spiked hair and pink Lacoste shirts at home!
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4.5Rating Details
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Pay5
Respect5
Benefits5
Job Security5
Work/Life Balance5
Career Growth4
Location4
Co-Workers4
Work Environment4

From Houston, TX — 06/16/2009

ExxonMobil provides employees with amazing benefits that aren't available elsewhere. If you work hard for the company, then they work hard for you.
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