Investing in people

For more than 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.           


Investing in people
Image United Nations Sustainable Development Goals related to this content.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals related to this content.


Also important to our success is our ability to attract the world’s best talent. 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 employees are challenged to deliver their best and contribute to our Company’s success, with the opportunity for unrivaled personal and professional development.

2023 highlights

In 2023, ExxonMobil delivered strong 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. We build on this advantage every year by attracting and developing the best talent and fostering an environment where employees can thrive and reach their full potential.

Our goals

Our achievements

A place to thrive
  • Strong culture, enabled by strong leadership, integrated talent processes, and active employee engagement
  • Company-wide survey highlights employee pride, understanding of purpose and strategy, productive and inclusive work environment
  • More than 30 percent of professional employees participating in stock program; reinforcing joint ownership of Company success
Attract the best talent
  • Awarded #1 most attractive U.S. energy company for engineering students for 11th consecutive year; #1 energy company globally, for locations with large ExxonMobil footprint
  • Global acceptance rate above 80%; exceeding broad market average
  • Leadership role in STEM education efforts; providing education and training in the communities in which we operate; launching two centers in the U.S. offering innovative programming to introduce students to STEM education and careers

Value of diversity

  • Leveraging expanded career advocacy and mentoring programs, focusing organizational effort
  • Design of employee development and compensation programs drives unbiased outcomes
  • Notable improvements in growing diverse leadership pipeline, enabled by centralization of efforts

Develop future leaders

  • 30 percent of leaders trained in re-designed leadership learning program in support of We are ExxonMobil
  • Tailored development, prioritizing key experiences; one-third of leaders moved into new roles in 2023
Enable employees to reach their full potential
  • Unparalleled commitment to development through stretch assignments; more than 12,000 internal job rotations per year
  • On-the-job development supplemented with on-demand training; over 500,000 courses delivered in 2023
For more information on Investing in People, please see the highlights video or see the full report.