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1 person found this helpful  

Interesting for the assistant who takes an interest in the work; like anywhere, good and bad managers.

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

I have been working at ExxonMobil

Pros

Excellent benefits; varied and interesting people from all over the world. Our current chairman is one of the best moves we've made, and it seems we have good management working forward for the future.

Cons

Ranking system is one of the worst methods I've seen; concern that it is manipulated and very dependent on whether or not you work for the right manager. Not certain the the best are being culled from the younger folks for advacement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wsh management would recognize that administrative professionals do take their positions seriously and find it offensive that management seems to think "anyone" can do the job. This has led to moving some employees into the position where they perform poorly and make it difficult for others, both us and other employees.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    not what i expected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subsea Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Subsea Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    smart capable employees that are a pleasure to work with
    really strong safety culture
    very good technical capability
    good benefits and perks

    Cons

    the rating process is a black box
    hardly any influence as to what your next job can be
    salary treatments are not fair and sub par
    no 9-80s
    not capable of making timely quick decisions, middle management afraid to take ownership and make decisions
    very slow to move and react as a company
    frustrating for someone who like to get things done rather than sit around and talk about it
    seems to be alot of wasted effort on processes
    there are groups dedicated to maintaing process and all they know is thier process and they know nothing about the real "work" so processes are not applied in a "fit-for-purpose" way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change ranking and rating process
    value your employees on performance and productivity and contribution rather than other unimportant things
    learn to take better financial risks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of talk, little action.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Focus on safety. Very process driven. Many controls. Training is encouraged and supported. Small work groups. Many opportunities to work on global teams and make many overseas friendships. Upper management has a very high level of integrity and permeates this attitude throughout all the business processes. Most people that I interacted with were some of the most honest people I've ever met.

    Cons

    The technology is there, we just can't use all of it. The technology in use today is what other companies were using 8-10 years ago. Lots of very smart people, but very few SMEs (subject matter experts) due to frequent change of assignments. I originally viewed this to be very appealing, however, many employees typically have the attitude of "let's just do it this way...because in 3 years from now, we won't be in this group anymore, and it'll be someone else's problem". This results in only the very motivated people to become SMEs. There is almost zero automation....almost all processes must be done manually. Recurring meetings continually just talk about things, and changes take forever to implement.
    And....why won't upper management hurry up and own up to the consolidated campus in Spring TX, rather than let employees hear about it in the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to change. Don't be afraid to use the technology already available in house. Listen/research more to industry best practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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