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not what i expected

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Subsea Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Subsea Engineer in Houston, TX

I have been working at ExxonMobil

Pros

smart capable employees that are a pleasure to work with
really strong safety culture
very good technical capability
good benefits and perks

Cons

the rating process is a black box
hardly any influence as to what your next job can be
salary treatments are not fair and sub par
no 9-80s
not capable of making timely quick decisions, middle management afraid to take ownership and make decisions
very slow to move and react as a company
frustrating for someone who like to get things done rather than sit around and talk about it
seems to be alot of wasted effort on processes
there are groups dedicated to maintaing process and all they know is thier process and they know nothing about the real "work" so processes are not applied in a "fit-for-purpose" way

Advice to ManagementAdvice

change ranking and rating process
value your employees on performance and productivity and contribution rather than other unimportant things
learn to take better financial risks

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 13 people found this helpful  

    "Heartless" (worked in management for ExxonMobil for eleven years before switching to another major (at for three years)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Treasurer (Finance) and Commercial (Gas Marketing) in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Treasurer (Finance) and Commercial (Gas Marketing) in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    - Stable company; not about to go bankrupt
    - Slightly-above-average initial base salary
    - Some employers value the name on the resume / CV

    Cons

    CULTURE
    - Oppressive culture and heartless senior managers have turned the employees into unhappy robots
    - Institutional arrogance, i.e. "ExxonMobil is #1 at everything; our competitors are pathetic"
      -- Morphs into personal arrogance common among the employees, e.g., senior managers think that they are gods
      -- Displaying emotional intelligence is taken as a sign of weakness; thoughtful employees are stuck in middle management
    - Extremely conformist
    - Office politics unduly thick
    - In the energy industry, known as adopters, but not inventors
    - Backstabbing common among team members (collaboration is not consciously encouraged), i.e., peer will try to embarras one another during meetings

    FINANCIALLY
    - No bonuses (almost all the other majors do) while the base salaries are very close one another
    - Significant, early raises following by (inflation-based) plateuing salaries

    WORK-LIFE BALANCE
    - No 9/80s, i.e., employees do not get every other friday off

    MECHANICS
    - Heavy nepotism; national origin, marital relationships, region of the country, etc.
    - Agism
    - National originism; culturalism; Texan culture and the good-ole-boys network
    - Most parts of the globe; tolerated racism
    (All of the above at unduly extreme level)
    - Personnel decisions are made without direct employee input (unlike at most ther majors), e.g., no internal job postings
    - (Low) quality of supervisors make employees worse future supervisors

    MORALE
    - Psychologically demeaning; low emplyee morale
      -- Employees (incl. supervisors) scared of doing anything
      -- Usual management style is to bully your employees; no 360s, i.e., supervisors do not get graded on how their direct reports think that the supervisors are doing
    - Humor or aving fun is looked down upon
      -- If you want to die at an early age ("right after retirement" is quite common), ExxonMobil should be your top choice
    - "High pay and the name attract people; rigidity and low morale drive them away."
    - Most older employees feel trapped; very few happy employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hire open-minded people
    - Value your employees not because a cost-benefit analysis tells you to do so, but because they are human beings
    - Your stock price has been doing horribly for two years now. Admit that there is something wrong, and be open to new ideas on how to ameliorate the situation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Demoralizing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Decent pay, 401k match, Opportunities are there but you need to know where to find them, Benefits are decent - insurance etc.

    Cons

    NO bonuses
    Pigeonholed quickly - fast riser or slow mover
    Bureaucracy
    No input into personnel moves, company decides what is best for you
    Be prepared to live in Houston

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to people. Stale midlevel management (my manager had the same job for 20 years). And why no bonuses?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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