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Best way to spend a summer

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Former Employee - Research Engineer  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Research Engineer in Houston, TX

Pros

Industry leader: In spite of being a corporation with revenues larger than the GDP of Canada, XOM is very flexible and it is possible for decisions to get made really quickly.
Research Independence: Research engineers are very independent. They get to decide what project they work on, how to take it forward and get to pitch it to the folks who decide to give money. Even the interns get a lot of flexibility.

Cons

It is a very large corporation with diverse functions so it can feel like a spoke-in-the-wheel. There are a lot of people who have no idea how other parts of the company work.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A company that believes in treating their employees fairly and encourages work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Training Advisor  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Training Advisor in Fairfax, VA

    Pros

    They believe in their people and offer a wide variety of additional training to build the people assets of the company.

    Cons

    This company is very aware of legal policies and at times is difficult to get things done because of the many levels of approvals needed.

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

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Houston, TX

    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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