ExxonMobil

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If you are former military....you'll like it here.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

Pros

Best training opportunities around. Top tier personell. Long term job security.....assuming you continue to meet expectations.

Cons

Highly regimented processes.....not a lot of room to excessive creativity. Bureaucratic and hierarchal organizational structure. ExxonMobil is in business to make money......not to have fun.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lighten up

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    Rewarding experience with lots of hands-on work.

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    Former Employee - Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    If you're interested in chemical engineering, EM is the ideal place for you. The whole industry focuses around chemical engineering with lots of support groups to help you accomplish your job. As another engineer, you play primarily a support role. While the compensation is great, the role changes little when advancing outside of chemical engineering. In essence, you always support chemical engineers, but some people like this aspect of the job because you're always working with people. Again, great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Not the greatest location. Beaumont is a big city with enough activity to keep you entertained, however you shouldn't expect the grandeur of a stereotypical big city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your colleagues and give credit where credit is due, especially when doing performance reviews of your staff.

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    The Chosen Ones vs Everyone Else

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    +Financial stability of company
    +Good culture of working together
    +Industry leader in technology
    +Strong safety culture

    Cons

    ExxonMobil's entire corporate culture is a function of its ranking system. In a nutshell everyone in an range of jobs is force-ranked. So you are either listed as the #1 employee, the #27 or the #100 or anywhere in between. In theory it is an objective way to move the best people to the top and show the worst people the door. It's extremely political and is more of a popularity contest for everyone except maybe your own manager.

    What is messed up is that if you are not in the top 10% then Exxon basically treats you like your career is completely worthless and you are lucky just to be there. I have worked at Exxon for about 10 years, I have ONLY been in the top 1/3 and was basically told "we're moving you to a job that you don't want and won't be good at, but we don't really care about you. Someone else needs to check a box and you are in the job that they need to check it."

    Unfortunately, the whole system is run by the people that did well in it, so as far as they know the system works well. It promotes people that think, act and talk like them. They keep getting more and more money and better and more interesting jobs. As far as they're concerned all the other people in the company should count themselves lucky just to have jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ExxonMobil really needs to realize that people are not a commodity product. The rank system, while flawed, could remain but they really need to evaluate the outputs of it. In a bad economy people will stay around just because they don't want to risk not having a job. In a good economy though, everyone will jump ship to any other company that pays them well and actually respects their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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