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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tremendous amounts of knowledge, training and experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ATO in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ATO in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay as a terminal operator is substantial.

    Cons

    Blame culture, little to no personal time and high degree of political atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employee treatment is questionable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Benefits, Boring Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, Work/Life Balance, the ability to work from home, job security, friendly people.

    Cons

    Very slow moving and bureaucratic. No ability to transfer jobs/roles cross functionally which was something that was preached to me during recruitment. Surprisingly stingy for being the most profitable company in the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great pay horrible management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Educational Student in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Office Educational Student in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good pay for entry level job
    great benefits
    friendly coworkers

    Cons

    old company refusing to keep up with current times
    too obsessed with maintaining outdated culture
    foolish management practices
    very boring job at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees ideas more. be more willing to try new things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great Strengths and Greater Problems

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at Exxon Mobil is like living at MIT. Your colleagues are the best of their business in the entire world. In my 13 years there I was still blown away by the quality of my colleagues. Management is another thing, though.

    Cons

    Exxon uses the old "forced stack ranking" method for employee assessment. Your time there is like playing in one of the survivor games on television. A certain number of people will be fired every year Every employee is ranked in salary grade and a percentage will be fired every year. Thank former GE President Jack Welch for this idea. It has been the ruin of most of America's industries for a long time now. If Exxon hired 100 Nobel Laureates for a project, after a short while, half of them would be considered "below average." It all comes from a basic misunderstanding of statistics caused by sampling bias. Interns and short-term employees will not see this, but as you hold a job longer, it becomes a superb way to get rid of older, better-paid employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit ruling by the reign of terror. Just because the system put you on top doesn't mean it is a good system. Edwards Deming's rule of "drive out fear" is just the opposite of what you do. You rule by fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Politically-driven management reduces effectiveness of technical staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It can be exciting to work on large scale projects with some top people from around the world. Management tends to be open to new ideas. Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way. Opportunities for leadership tend to be open to all, regardless of level of experience with the company.

    Cons

    Despite being open to new ideas, it can be difficult to change the way things are done. An employee's experience is completely controlled by their immediate line management. Some groups can be very silo-ed. Communication across boundaries is easy, but usually not encouraged by management. No meaningful career discussions with management. Management driven more by politics than technical solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to listen to your staff. Implement 9/80 schedules or communicate how employees can utilize existing policies.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some Good Things, but Time for a Culture Shift

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, lots of company-paid-for training and professional development opportunities, great people for the most part, stable company, good pay

    Cons

    Antiquated rating/ranking system, very bureaucratic and stuck in their ways, software developers get no respect and are treated as "second-class" by the majority of the non-IT employees, not "agile"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that your company wouldn't be able to run without your Computer Science people and put more effort into changing the culture that treats those individuals as lesser than the other organizations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of work and high pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly competent people, good pay, pushed into "stretch" assignments, benefits are great, relocation package is top-notch, decisions are well thought out, ranking system keeps people on their toes and weeds out the bottom 10%

    Cons

    Not gay friendly, 10+ hour days 5-6 days per week, no work life balance, not enough diversity (most of the meetings I attended consisted of all men and mostly white men), ranking system causes competition amongst peers and prevents sharing of ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a gay-friendly policy so that your employees are not afraid of being fired for their sexuality. Hire a more diverse work team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Solid Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Pricing in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    Say what they mean, and mean what they say

    Cons

    Rating & Ranking system is antiquated at best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current rating & ranking system naturally puts downward rating pressure on employees as they gain experience. Many new employees have expressed concerns over this practice. It's hard to say how many potentially strong new employees have chosen to work for other companies because of the rating and ranking system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Training Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Independence. Watching other employees you have trained succeed is very gratifying. pay structure and salary amount. I really enjoyed being able to help the employees that were eager to learn. Training new managers in a retail environment and seeing they learn and become confident in themselves and their training is great.

    Cons

    workload. There are a lot of employees that show up for training and are just there because they are required to be there and pretty much zone out from the minute you start to speak until the class is over. Having to train a group where there isn't anyone paying attention is disheartening and sends you home wondering why you are even there. During site walks seeing faces of employees that you remember from class as not paying attention and they are taking short cuts with their job duties out of laziness. You spend a great deal of time chasing paperwork and staying organized at home on your own time. The higher that you move up the salary structure the more often that you get to see Corporate auditors in an attempt to find reasons to hold you back, not give you raises and good reviews or outright show you the door so they can give your position to somebody on the bottom end of the pay scale. They don't value people but paperwork is worth it's weight in oil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the mentality that Mobil was always known for before the merger. Customers and employees come first. Right now the culture is such that they are more interested in saving every penny that they can for profit, damn the customers and employees. They are run by accountants and have become very cheap. They no longer take care of the very people that take care of them or the people they are there to serve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good pay and benefits, but work overload.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Pay and benefits
    Movement within the company

    Cons

    Only values management seekers
    Does not care about work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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