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One has to be very aggressive to survive in Exxon

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  • 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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    Great Compensation and Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    The compensation is great. My salary has grew 33% in 18 months with the company and continues to be trending upward, even in the current economic downturn. The work is challenging and the opportunities are amazing. I mentioned I like to travel and they have sent me all over the world. I have been to 5 different countries since I have started and seem to find more and more reasons to travel. Working on world class projects that you can read about in the papers gives me a sense of accomplishment. The people I work with are very intelligent which makes the my day and work week more enjoyable.

    Cons

    The politics can be overwhelming but if you can play the game it can help your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to remember John D. Rockefellers principles of running a business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good stable jobs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Associate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering Associate in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Exxon jobs are very stable. If you do well, there are lot's of opportunities for you to develop both technically and if you so desire, from the management perspective.

    Cons

    If you are an average performer, and this, in Exxon's mind is essentially 33% of the population (33% is below average, the remainder top), then you should be satisfied just doing what you're doing, and your salary will still be very good. If you want to make the really big bucks, and you're average, it's not going to happen. Perhaps, if you live in a low cost area, such as Houston or Baton Rouge, the average salary is going to take you very far, but in the DC area, this is not the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a good job!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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