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Stellar financial performance but largely at the expense of a majority of its employees

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Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Houston, TX

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

Pros

Mostly sound Management Systems
Safety Culture
Global Opportunities
Driven and talented work force
Stable Company, Strong Brand

Cons

A bad evaluation early in one's career follows one throughout and very difficult, if not impossible to shake.
Performance Evaluation (a.k.a. rank system) is designed to be objective but ends up failing (not reflective of performance or potential) a majority of its results-driven employees. Rank System only as objective as the people evaluating.
For those who make it to higher executive/technical ranks, work-life balance becomes just a theoretical concept and really don't have to latitude to truly make meaningful personnel decisions - basically do what you are told i.e. "work within the system"
Profit always myopically placed above employee's well-being and job satisfaction. Company ends up loosing in the long run if this trend is not curtailed. A right answer is a balance between the two.
Inflexible and risk-averse culture
Pay can be uncompetitive at times but longer term balances out with competition

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company is loosing a lot of good people who end up succeeding at other cultures or companies. Warrants taking a closer look why this is because everyone who gets hired here are very driven, have high IQs, and most of the time have had substantial accomplishments prior to/and at ExxonMobil. Do not get rid of the pension otherwise, from an employee perspective, total renumeration will become sub par relative to industry.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work with top experts in their fields. Wide range of potential jobs to do. Great benefits. Good salary.

    Cons

    Regimented chain of command. Lack of proper care for people. Lack of interest in people needs. Risk averse management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Structure is all designed for a life long career although your path is determined very early.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Stable and ability to rotate positions every 3-5 years.

    Cons

    Ranking system for raises is very subjective and quick determining career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build structure for a better appraisal system and promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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