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ExxonMobil Reviews in Prague, Czech Republic

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
711 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.  

    A good place to start and learn a lot, if you can live with the corporate culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good place to gain a lot of business experience, both transferable and non-transferable.
    International environment, lots of people from different parts of the world.
    Structured and organized environment, driven by rules, logic and numbers, no nonsense here.
    Flamboyant business, big numbers.
    Serious company who genuinely cares for the employees.
    Very good health and safety focus.
    Good benefits package.
    The management is open to hear suggestions from the employees, if they make sense.
    Overall good training is available, both in-house or provided by recognized external companies, including learning of foreign languages.
    There are career opportunities but on the long run, for those who are quite patient and can live with the cons over the time.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and procedures, trivial things become relevant and steal time from the truly important ones; this is the result of the prevailing risk-aversion, all-safe culture at EM.
    Military-like authority and ranking systems, which force employees to continuously 'fight' between them, or they'll become stagnated.
    Some good performers according to KPI's are promoted to supervisors but lack the necessary people skills.
    The bad performers just stay at their current position for years, continuing with their evident low performance and being a bad influence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While I think that the safe-side culture is the correct one for such a company, It would be good if they could try to reduce the internal regulations and make the work more agile, in those places or situations where it may be possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payable Accounts in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Payable Accounts in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice environment, good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this company

    Recommends
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good to start, terrible career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Professional in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Professional in Prague (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    Provide opportunities to fresh graduates, care about the employee wellness, no excessive pressure, relaxed environment, people does not get easily fired

    Cons

    Slow salary increase, slow and poor employee development for top performers, expect a terrible performer to be moved every year when a top performer has to wait for three or more for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a close eye on your talent and develop them, as we know you won't pay them better, the movements of the bad performers is somewhat offensive for your talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good door opener

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Buyer in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Project Buyer in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Experience
    Exposure
    Good Benefits
    Work Life Balance
    8h work time

    Cons

    Lots of processes
    Sometimes repetitive work
    To stable work
    Not so much space for career growth - right place at right time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Procurement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Procurement in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at ExxonMobil (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    various jobs opportunities, quick jobs´ rotation, some business travel opportunities,

    Cons

    segmentation of job duties - jobs are getting less and less professional, no real opportunity for running the whole RFx process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr Mngmt should stop leaving experienced employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Prague (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot, given the possibilitiy to use a lot of tools

    Cons

    Once you reach a supervisor position very difficult to go further

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in contact and less American

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK pay but no perspectives

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ok salary and benefits, compared to the level of the local labor marked, security in the employment, almost impossible to get fired, there is an ok work environment in terms of good colleagues and novone get stressed

    Cons

    ExxonMobil in Prague is a business service center, and this is important to realize. The service center is placed in Prague because of the cheap labor force that can be used to perform operational tasks. This means that no decisions are made in Prague and 98 percent of the positions are entry level positions, all managers are brought in from abroad (1300 people,most of them with college degree work there and no one are promoted to Managers and fairly no one are transferred to decision making business units). So in respect to career options ExxonMobil Prague it is a big DEAD END !! That it is a service center for operations only also affect work satisfaction. Everything is rule driven with detailed work instructions and employees are expected to work like “semi programed robots”. The quality of supervisors are poor, most of them are college graduates without any human resources or leadership skills or experience. So for experienced or ambitious employees ExxonMobil Prague sucks. Never the less as an entry job to get experiences for fresh graduates or young non Czechs who want to work abroad for a while it can be ok

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To focus more on motivation of the employees in terms HR development and delegation of responsibility. Most Employees are diligent and do what they are supposed to with the goal of receiving the pay check, and that’s all. Very few employees go the extra mile or show passion for their work. This means that a huge amount of employee potential is wasted and that the service often becomes rigid and not customer focused

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dilbert Personified

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dedicated Customer Professional in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Dedicated Customer Professional in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Reliable paycheck, job security, safe environment, relatively nice perks offered here and there make life a bit more bearable. Met some very competent people.

    Cons

    Management track seems to be for those with highest political ambitions without necessarily any soft skills with their subordinates. Easy to burn-out. Gigantic bureaucracy. Sure, salary is "higher" than average for the area but still extremely low, generally speaking. In essence, the quality and quantity of work expected from employees in relation to the remuneration is laughable, at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back and look to try to keep quality employees before they jump ship. Stop with the frequent cross-functional transfers which causes never-ending cycles of new and/or incompetent employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Bad salaries and treatment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dedicated Customer Professional in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Dedicated Customer Professional in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    easy work, no hassle much....laid back

    Cons

    no promotions if you are ambitios...you will stay on same level for many years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in people. give them money to be able to live better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Multinational company in real sense

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company is structured in best way. Has lot of growth potential both for company and employees. Employees are proud and satisfied with the company. It has different business areas which are complimentary to each other, which in turn has scope for high return. It is real giant...

    Cons

    It is too much American way at work. Perhaps need to understand people potential from multicultural dimension and promote them be be good performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that middle management is just with the lower management and visa-versa.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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