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Great place to work for upstream research, good lifestyle, nice people

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I worked at ExxonMobil

Pros

Great place to work for upstream research, good lifestyle, nice people

Cons

Not much business exposure, so if you want to transfer to business related career, it will be harder

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More business exposure

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    ExxonMobil is a great place to work with great compensation and benefits

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    Current Employee - Lubes  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Lubes in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Compensation is above average for industry. Benefits are the best that I have seen. Pension plan is nice add-on. Management is top-notch.

    Cons

    Large organization = lots of red tape. Very controls-oriented, meaning it takes a long time to get things accomplished. Need to be extremely flexible, as you will have multiple jobs in multiple locations throughout your career.

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    Make sure to take your people's wants and needs into account. Employees are generally lost because of the organization not listening to preferences and solely making personnel moves on business needs.

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    A myopic management style.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    In general, senior technical colleagues are very competent. Benefits are good. Funding for research projects are generally available and not too difficult to get if management sees values.

    Cons

    Military like management and ranking style kills innovation and collaboration between colleagues. Not a place to conduct fundamental research. Very short time thinking. IT support is horrible at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to develop a true parallel career track for technical and management staff. Need to define whether the research company is a service company for business units or a true research institution. The current goals ambiguity leads to miscommunication and poor innovation environment.

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