ExxonMobil

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One has to be very aggressive to survive in Exxon

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Engineer (R&D) in Annandale, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Engineer (R&D) in Annandale, NJ

I have been working at ExxonMobil

Pros

interesting research
state of the art equipment and facilities
stable company, good books (accounting)
competent pay and benefits
emphasis on safety

Cons

relative grading for deciding compensation...serial (not coarse) grading
Highly aggressive and extrovert people rewarded
Lot of politics, competition
Managerial skills rewarded more than technical competence

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take steps to reduce stress associated with relative grading. Create a nurturing environment for all kind of personalities. Create respect for technical ladder,

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    Neutral place to work for.

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Company will provide great opportunities for those that perform. Reinforces one's thought process to be more thorough and disciplined. Truely word class training.

    Cons

    Highly bereaucratic and heirarichal. Best technical skills accompanied by ability to "rub shoulder" with upper management is required to succeed in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to execute and lead the company as they always have.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    ExxonMobil Production company pros and cons

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property/Title Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Property/Title Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    ExxonMobil seems to be a highly ethical company (regardless of what the media tend to report). My experience there was very good, and I felt like the management listened to the needs of the employees. The compensation and benefits package was above average for the industry, and raises were merit-based which provided a great opportunity for new employees to "prove" themselves and be rewarded for it. There was also a general sense of teamwork among most of the people in my department (although I heard that was not the case in all departments).

    Cons

    The oil and gas industry is still very much an "old boys' club," and ExxonMobil is no exception. Since the company has been around for over 100 years there is a tendency to do things the way they've always been done even if it's out-dated or inefficient. This stifles employees' creativity and makes them robots. Management likes to use a lot of buzzwords and talk about "work-life balance," but it's apparent that asking for a flexible schedule or taking too much maternity leave are still frowned upon (and, as a result, have a negative impact on merit raises and promotion).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what your employees actually do on a day-to-day basis. Analysts with the same title and pay may have drastically different workloads and responsibilities. Try to even these out as much as possible. Don't be afraid to fire people who are lazy. Hard-working employees resent you for just looking the other way when someone is not doing his/her job. Try to keep the negative employees from dominating every meeting. This drags everyone down and results in decreased productivity. If you SAY you support work-life balance and flexible schedules, then SUPPORT work-life balance and flexible schedules. These don't have to be entitlement programs. It's ok to have people earn these benefits, but then don't penalize them if they choose to use the benefit that they've earned.

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