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Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Sep 29th, 2022
"Depends very much on your manager. Good old boys club. "
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Sep 28th, 2022
"Rigid culture, no work/life balance, no WFH or flexible work. "
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Aug 1st, 2022
"The assessment system is highly based on subjective behavior criteria. Having a less than perfect relationship with a colleague can move you from the top to the bottom of the rank list"
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Jun 20th, 2022
"While they have a modicum of flexible corporate policies, most are supervisor discretion. As a young single woman, my boss told me I needed to keep my evenings free and be flexible in order to accommodate my coworkers with families in case something urgent came up. How am I supposed to meet people and grow a family if I'm stuck at work all the time? Culture is cutthroat, expect mentors, peers, and bosses to stab you in the back. Men on the team would start talking as soon as any woman opened her mouth in a meeting or even a social lunch, manager dinged me in performance reviews because she didn't like the pitch of my voice, coworker who suffered a workplace injury was told it was her infant's fault and she should just stop picking up her baby. "
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Apr 19th, 2022
"Hard to make it to the top here as a woman"
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Jan 25th, 2022
"If you want a fulfilling, long term career here you’re going to have to make many sacrifices for the company. Frequent moves (career path & geographically), expat assignments or rotating, lack of work life balance, expectation of being in the office even during a global pandemic for “optics”, basically doing anything that is asked of you. Once you set boundaries, it will most likely be counted against you in the archaic ranking system (ultimately driven by if your boss likes you). There are certain personality types that strive and enjoy ExxonMobil but it is a very niche group (and mostly white men). You have to really fight to demand respect from male coworkers and managers, but they will not admit to regularly talking over women or not valuing their opinions. Only positive of working at Exxon in my mind is the high salary. "
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Jan 4th, 2021
"If you're a woman of color, this place is not for you."
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Feb 18th, 2020
"Leaving Exxon was one of the best decisions of my life. Only in hindsight did I realize how incredibly toxic it is for women, especially women of color. My husband I worked there, started at the same time, worked similar roles, put in similar hours, received similar awards, but had an insane pay gap between the two of us. Despite my effectiveness, the only feedback I consistently received was that I "wasn't aggressive enough", which we all know is code for "we only recognize one type of leadership and its being loud and imposing- and male.""
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Jan 21st, 2020
"Get in the good old girl network as soon as possible"
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Nov 16th, 2019
"If you want to advance your career and still dedicate time to family life stay far away from this company."
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil, United States on Jul 25th, 2019
"Very sexist company, in many sorts of ways. Men, in higher up positions, definitely talk down to, and treat women as if they don't understand anything pertaining to cars, oil, gasoline, engine mechanics, EPA regulations, or anything regarding the automobile industry. On the same note, women, in higher up and advanced management positions, assert their authority with animosity, negativity, bullying, and fear mongering. Their snyde and snobbish attitudes create a very hostile and combative environment. The malicious and vindictive attitudes of superior employees who are supposed to be inspiring and encouraging newcomers to want to advance within the company, is so shocking and off putting at times I can only describe it as disgusting. Considering the past discretions and negative history of this company, I was so dissapointed how stingy, uncaring, and disposable they treat their employees, I would never recommend them for a job, even if temporarily, to anyone that I even remotely care about. "
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Jan 16th, 2019
"Find “sponsors” early on in your career because they will drive your success within the company and your compensation. "
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Nov 11th, 2018
"Expect to work long hours during the week as well as weekends if you work at a manufacturing site."
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on May 28th, 2018
"Generally a great company to work for. Excellent benefits including a pension and 401k match"
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on May 2nd, 2018
"Recently increased parental time off for both mothers and fathers"
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Feb 6th, 2018
"If you are an Engineer this could be a great company for you to work for. I have personally struggled due to entering the company as an entry level employee and have not received career guidance with my aspirations of moving up in the company. There’s a great deal of red tape at this company and a good old boys club does still exist to this day in the Oil & Gas industry."
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Nov 16th, 2017
"They pretend they are about diversity and inclusion. It's really still a Good Old Boys club"
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Sep 25th, 2017
"Don't be afraid to be bold. Ask for stretch positions and for timing of next promotion / raise. Every time I was nervous to ask tough questions of management, they were well received / I didn't need to be nervous!"
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Sep 11th, 2017
"If you're part of the chosen ones, you won't have to worry about reaching your potential and be successful, however be ready to spend lots of time at work with little to no work/life balance. No much support for the rest of the female population (either from female or male colleagues)."
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Aug 22nd, 2017
"great meaningful work. several women in staff leadership positions. I overall recommend."
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Jul 23rd, 2017
"Part-time is a career killer and they don't believe in it. Be prepared to have to fight and accept limits your career."
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Jun 27th, 2017
"Official policies are great; some "local" cultures are very welcoming to women. But male:female ratio is extremely skewed, and you will often be the only woman in the room. That can make it hard to be heard, and taken seriously."
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Jan 6th, 2017
"There aren't definitely favorites. Some women are promoted after having a baby, but some women are pushed into miserable jobs after maternity leave to a point that marginalizes them"
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Jun 17th, 2016
"Great company, male vs female pay gap easily identified, men payed more even thou we did similar jobs"
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on Jun 13th, 2016
"don't recommend it, the culture is set and you learn whether you will sink or swim rather quickly. unless you have a sponsor, good luck moving up regardless of how many hours you put in. it's an old-school culture, the white male engineer arrogance is very present. It does not help that most of my fellow male colleagues have stay at home wives -- although it's tacit, you will receive incredulous looks, at times, and it is evident what they are thinking. why are you playing with the boys?"
Anonymous shared this review of ExxonMobil on May 13th, 2016
"I would say overall it is a great company to work for - great pay, benefits and fringe benefits like education reimbursement (100%!). The caveat is that it is still mostly a "good old boys club" and women have to work much harder to be recognized and promoted. Also Their maternity/paternity leave policies need to be updated."
"ExxonMobil has worked very hard to make the culture more flexible and accommodating to all its employees, not just women. It has come a long way since the old "Exxon" days in terms of women in management and embracing diversity and inclusion as key business drivers. While the very top is still white male, there is progress in the middle that should eventually lead to a diverse boardroom. The new campus is an amazing shift towards collaboration, openness and creativity. You area able to grab your laptop and work anywhere, even at home if needed. The wellness facility is top notch and there finally is a day care facility near work. It is about as good as any job can get, if not better. As for maternity leave, there are many options provided including extended time off, part time work and remote work."
"Women are generally advancing if you are slightly outspoken and fit a certain personality - not giggly, not "sweet", not overly fashionable. You have to be driven and behave maturely - and even then many will assume you are younger/less experienced than male peers who are your same age (this goes for the under-35 set). I'm now in a lower/middle management role and work for a woman, who works for a woman - so there are many role models and at varying times we've had several women on our division's leadership team. I took 2 maternity leaves a few years ago and don't feel they've worked against me. The day to day is harder - it means making up for the fact that you leave "early" by working harder in the day and being willing to work from home in evenings."
"Lots of turnover"
"You will like this company if: you are ambitious, you enjoy being surrounded by intelligent similarly driven people, you enjoy science but are Okay to not be at he forefront of the next big discovery. You must handle stress well, the company puts you to the test endlessly."
"If you find hostility from some men out here, it's not personal. There are men here in every facet of the company that still think we don't belong out here, regardless of the job or how well you do it. There's a number of ways people try to figure out if/when you'll have a child. The company doesn't like being told no, and though it differs based on the job, turning down an offer to go to another site is typically frowned upon. If you don't want to move a lot, this might not be the place (still depending on your job). Some sites are also more stuck back in the day (like mine) than others. If you can avoid the politics and focus on building relationships, it should be good."
"Networking is critical. Build a broad network within your specialty and in other networks. Join WIN and other applicable networks."
"If you become ill with a serious or chronic disease, the company will do everything they can to get rid of you. They follow most HR rules, but make your work life so stressful you want to leave. If that doesn't work, and you need time off for medical reasons, they get rid of you through their "disability separation" process."
"Should be younger so my talents and skills could be valued and recognized. It has been pretty hard"
"Build your technical credibility early! This is a performance based company. I took maternity leave, added on 3+months of unpaid Leave, came back on part-time basis â€¦I had support both from my team and senior management, and it had no impact on my career progressionâ€¦I went into a leadership role once I got back to full-time. Strong technical performance/credibility is like banking your "credit" for when you need it for the off-ramps of life :-)"