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Some Good Things, but Time for a Culture Shift

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Current Employee - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA

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

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

Pros

Excellent work/life balance, lots of company-paid-for training and professional development opportunities, great people for the most part, stable company, good pay

Cons

Antiquated rating/ranking system, very bureaucratic and stuck in their ways, software developers get no respect and are treated as "second-class" by the majority of the non-IT employees, not "agile"

Advice to Management

Recognize that your company wouldn't be able to run without your Computer Science people and put more effort into changing the culture that treats those individuals as lesser than the other organizations

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  1. Politically-driven management reduces effectiveness of technical staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExxonMobil (more than 10 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It can be exciting to work on large scale projects with some top people from around the world. Management tends to be open to new ideas. Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way. Opportunities for leadership tend to be open to all, regardless of level of experience with the company.

    Cons

    Despite being open to new ideas, it can be difficult to change the way things are done. An employee's experience is completely controlled by their immediate line management. Some groups can be very silo-ed. Communication across boundaries is easy, but usually not encouraged by management. No meaningful career discussions with management. Management driven more by politics than technical solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to your staff. Implement 9/80 schedules or communicate how employees can utilize existing policies.

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    Lots of work and high pay

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    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked 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

    Highly competent people, good pay, pushed into "stretch" assignments, benefits are great, relocation package is top-notch, decisions are well thought out, ranking system keeps people on their toes and weeds out the bottom 10%

    Cons

    Not gay friendly, 10+ hour days 5-6 days per week, no work life balance, not enough diversity (most of the meetings I attended consisted of all men and mostly white men), ranking system causes competition amongst peers and prevents sharing of ideas

    Advice to Management

    Implement a gay-friendly policy so that your employees are not afraid of being fired for their sexuality. Hire a more diverse work team.

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