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Good pay but lack of promoton opportunity!

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Current Employee - Exploration Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Exploration Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

I have been working at ExxonMobil

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good benefit, job security, good brand name, I guess if you are engineer or geologist, that's a good company to start with.

Cons

You will never get promoted if you can't make yourself the "chosen" one within 3 years. Very political, process driven, lots of "loyal" employees and the only thing they know is "cover your ass".

Advice to Management

Top down communication need to be better channeled. The company is too slow. Need to change the organisational structure to get rid of all those hierachical barriers. No incentive for young employees as promotion takes forever.

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    Seductive with employees, but may be frustrating for some

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Curitiba (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Curitiba (Brazil)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of career oppotunities within different areas of expertise, you can always get there (if you know the right people and they like you).
    Financial solidness (zero lay-offs during the 08/09 crisis, even with oil dropping from $120 to $40 a barrel)
    Compensation little above average (what is more than expected from the biggest company in the world)
    Status
    Travel opportunities
    Good for ambitious people, with political and leadership skills

    Cons

    Old, paternalistic culture
    Outdated technologies (be prepared call MS Access and Excel as "systems")
    Bureaucracy
    "We have all the money and infrastructure you need, it's all beautiful, so if you fail, it's exclusively your fault.". This can frequently bring your self-esteem down.
    Company talks about work/life balance, but its in theory only. When you need, figures change.
    Due to its size and distribution, every simple move requires a gigantic step, this is a innovation, creativity and flexibility killer.
    Forced ranking, which at sometimes lacks transparency/fairness
    Politics often values more than hard-work

    Advice to Management

    Value more people that work hard, recognize them
    SD process is beautifully pictured on the slides, but when it comes to reality, friendship with leaders is being a major factor for promotion. This is creating an environment with high levels of stress, frustration and lack of camaradarie, mining the productivity.


  2. the travel is exciting and the money is great

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The travel is adventurous. The time-off is great. The money is good and will get better as I become more experienced.

    Cons

    Have to remember about 20 different passwords for various systems. When we do have to go into the office everybody is very busy and can only offer you a very limited amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You run an organization that rewards performance with cold hard cash and that's what we like.


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