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Stable, large and predictable

Current Employee - Advisor
Current Employee - Advisor

I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Stable, great people, interesting colleagues, important work. Ethical employer with good benefits who won't bother you too much if you just show up each day and put in your time. Move you around enough to develop you, so the work doesn't get too boring.

Cons

I get the feeling that the less I ask questions the happier everyone is. Train smart enough people to do flawless work over and over and over again, and you'll have a great market leader. The ranking system creates a culture of blame, even among good people who genuinely want to be team players.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Moving to the Woodlands was not a great move to retain young people. Nor is making those young people wait 10 years before they can send an email without manager approval. A little innovation would go a long way in making this place even better.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay and stable career.

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable career (typically hires for life), options to move within the company. Fairly low and benign politics - esp. at my level. Good work life balance. Very stable company with good long term prospects and a senior mgmt that genuinely thinks and invests on multi-decade time-frames.

    Cons

    Very slow moving, bureaucratic and conservative. Like the rest of the oil&gas industry, pretty backward in technology - esp. when compared to hi-tech companies which can get frustrating. Also, job-security makes people complacent and risk-averse. Also, the office space (i.e. on-site food, furniture, equipment, gym etc) is of very poor grade at all engineering locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable, well established large corporation. Compensation well above average.

    Cons

    Employee ranking system can be demotivating unless you are regularly in the top 20% in performance. That too often equates to 80% feeling undervalued, under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the ranking system. You have a workforce of among the best in the world. Find a system that allows the majority to feel good about their achievements/contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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