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ExxonMobil Reviews in Annandale, NJ

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
741 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work-life balance supported by management in a meaningful way (in 43 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are great as it is big oil (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • This can be a good thing, but not when you desire a strong work/life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Ranking system is flawed because hard work is not taken into account (in 66 reviews)

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  1.  

    Solid company, good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Chemist in Annandale, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Chemist in Annandale, NJ

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid management seems to have a good approach to operations.

    Cons

    Union technicians frequently have different agendas than management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more engaged and listen to all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Need to be good at playing the system to thrive.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Annandale, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Annandale, NJ

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

    Pros

    Interesting technical projects.
    Good infrastructure/resources for conducting research.

    Cons

    Very authoritarian culture.
    Lot of back-biting spurred by force ranking.
    Frustration among majority of the researchers due to lot of "busy work" and useless meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too arrogant to listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    One has to be very aggressive to survive in Exxon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer (R&D) in Annandale, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer (R&D) in Annandale, NJ

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    interesting research
    state of the art equipment and facilities
    stable company, good books (accounting)
    competent pay and benefits
    emphasis on safety

    Cons

    relative grading for deciding compensation...serial (not coarse) grading
    Highly aggressive and extrovert people rewarded
    Lot of politics, competition
    Managerial skills rewarded more than technical competence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take steps to reduce stress associated with relative grading. Create a nurturing environment for all kind of personalities. Create respect for technical ladder,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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