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Great Coworkers, Very Demanding and Rewarding, Global Reach

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

I worked at ExxonMobil full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

High ethical and performance standards, Excellent pay and benefits, Worldwide opportunities

Cons

Performance ranking system Work life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work

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Positive Outlook
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  1.  

    Great job, but not for everyone

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    Current Employee - IS Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IS Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, work/life balance (if you do it right), interesting technology, stable company

    Cons

    Huge company, easy to get lost, small fish in a big pond, lots of red tape, slow moving, obsessed with security & controls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep squeezing employees, more and more and going to leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    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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