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ExxonMobil doesn't have a clue because it only listens and promotes people that drink the kool-aid.

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Current Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX

I have been working at ExxonMobil

Pros

Well Paid, Flexibility in Workplace (which means you can go to the doctor when you need to, but you have to get extra, special permission to work from home, even when fuel prices are over $4 per gallon), solid security and control measures. Global work and workplace opportunities.

Cons

Clandestine management decisions, including career choices, "command and control"-style management, inconsistency (we need new ideas, but can't get beyond year-2000 thinking), low-level leadership panics due to overbearing (and out-of-touch) senior management, lack of vision, lack of stated goals, lack of communication, management immune from hearing feedback from employees due to forced ranking, conducted by supervisors needing the feedback, that determines ones employment status from year to year -- because retribution is always a possibility, despite the controlled nature of the process.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Open up job postings from the clandestine S&D process and allow people to compete for good jobs and opportunities. The feedback alone from folks avoiding terrible supervisors/management will be enough to warrant change and employee empowerment. Eliminate the backward ideas behind "span of control" and "forced ranking" that deteriorate the camaraderie and teamwork necessary to make the workplace enjoyable. Reward out-of-the-box thinking that doesn't fit in the perfect "I'll promote those that think like me" philosophy that's running rampant in the organization that demoralizes the people.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plan to work 70 hours a week as a manger and get no appreciation for your contribution.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    The pay is competitive within the marketplace.

    Cons

    They look at every employee including long term employees as replaceable. All they care about is how much work they can get out of you for the least amount of compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. Without employees you would not have any profits!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great people to work with, okay people to work for.

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    You are surrounded by incredible people every day.

    Cons

    Very few managers are leaders. The rating and ranking system is hopelessly broken and no-one in management wants to admit it. The IT department is much more of a hindrance than a help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time in the trenches really listening to people. When you put together a committee to "look into" something, you usually hear what you want to hear. Don't be so hesitant to spend money to make your employees lives easier and their work more efficient. We have intelligent ideas too...

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