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Ranking Is Evil

IT Project Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

ConsForced 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 Senior ManagementLose 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend


    great job but you have to live in texas and wear suits

    Mediator (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    I worked at ExxonMobil as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros: pay, benefits, intellectual challenge great people Cons: location, location, location, and the weather Advice to Senior Management: consider letting people telecommute and work part-time More



    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros: work employees were great & left over food was always… Cons: managers always came and went, shifts were over extended sometimes. Advice to Senior Management: allow flexible hours besid More

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