Investing in people

For over 140 years, ExxonMobil has been a leader in innovation, committed to improving quality of life by meeting the critical needs of society. We continually work to meet the changing needs of our customers and stakeholders which has been key to creating long-term shareholder value and critical to our continued success.

Report March 1, 2023


Investing in people
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Also important to our success is our ability to attract the world’s best talent because our people are our biggest competitive advantage. Continually developing our teams and maintaining a strong culture is a core strategic priority and essential to achieving our long-term objectives.

We are focused on building a diverse workforce and productive work environment where individual and cultural differences are respected, where every employee is challenged to deliver their best and contribute to our Company’s success, and has the opportunity for unrivalled personal and professional development.

2022 highlights

In 2022, ExxonMobil delivered exceptional business results across a wide range of performance dimensions. The hard work and commitment of our people underpinned these results, as they have done for decades. Time and time again our people rise to the challenge, performing at a very high level, delivering beyond what was thought possible. We build on this advantage every year by attracting and developing the best talent and fostering an environment where every employee can thrive and reach their full potential.

Our goals

Our achievements

A place to thrive
  • Significantly expanded stock program for professional employees, re-enforcing joint ownership in Company success
  • First company-wide survey, strong understanding of company purpose and strategy, productive and inclusive work environment
  • Strengthening our culture framework, sustaining engagements and pulse surveys
Attract the best talent
  • Awarded #1 most attractive U.S. energy company for engineering students for 10th consecutive year; #2 globally
  • Strong global acceptance rates, on average 10 to 15 percent higher than other large companies
  • Increased diverse talent pipeline; actively involved in API taskforce; expanding leadership role in STEM education efforts
Enable employees to reach their full potential
  • Continued investment in talent through job rotations, training, and learning
  • 500,000 courses delivered in 2022
  • More than 12,000 internal job rotations per year in support of development plans
Develop future leaders
  • Successfully initiated re-designed leadership learning program in support of We are ExxonMobil
  • Increased diversity among executives; women and U.S. minority representation up over 50% since 2016; on track to achieve goals by 2026
Harness diversity
  • Fostered inclusive behaviors, embedded in We Are ExxonMobil, through annual skills assessments
  • Expanded career advocacy and mentoring programs, focusing organizational effort
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