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Global opportunities and challenging work

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Current Employee - Counsel in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Counsel in Houston, TX

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Travel, sophistication of clients and collegues, and best in class in house law department.

Cons

Centrally planned organization with very little employee input into career progression. Top down forced ranking and evaluaton model (no 360's) which is unlikely to change.

Advice to Management

Might be useful to occaisionally seek input from line counsel into how to improve the department.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Ranking Is Evil

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits.
    Depending on assignment, good co-workers.

    Cons

    Forced ranking process, completely depends on "who you know."
    Black-box job assignment process - attempting to apply directly for a position is a no-no.
    Management gives lipservice to work/life balance, but only promotes extended seat-warmers. Therefore, high hours = high performance (a strict performance comparison is apparently just too difficult).
    "Nanny" safety policies - must hold handrails on stairs, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the ranking system. At best, it ensures the best butt-kissers get promoted. At worst, it encourages a short-sighted culture, since prior years are ignored. This is why there are so many projects that look good on paper, but afterwards turn out to be useless, or worse. Even pro-ranking experts seem to agree that it only works for a couple of years.


  2. Boring

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    Former Intern - Public and Government Affairs in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Public and Government Affairs in Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work for good pay, very loyal company and want loyal people

    Cons

    The culture is conservative, slow, republican-leaning, risk-averse...work was not intellectually stimulating because positions are very siloed

    Advice to Management

    Stop separating yourself from the employees into the "god pod"


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