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"ExxonMobil doesn't have a clue because it only listens and promotes people that drink the kool-aid."

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Current Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Well Paid, Flexibility in Workplace (which means you can go to the doctor when you need to, but you have to get extra, special permission to work from home, even when fuel prices are over $4 per gallon), solid security and control measures. Global work and workplace opportunities.

Cons

Clandestine management decisions, including career choices, "command and control"-style management, inconsistency (we need new ideas, but can't get beyond year-2000 thinking), low-level leadership panics due to overbearing (and out-of-touch) senior management, lack of vision, lack of stated goals, lack of communication, management immune from hearing feedback from employees due to forced ranking, conducted by supervisors needing the feedback, that determines ones employment status from year to year -- because retribution is always a possibility, despite the controlled nature of the process.

Advice to Management

Open up job postings from the clandestine S&D process and allow people to compete for good jobs and opportunities. The feedback alone from folks avoiding terrible supervisors/management will be enough to warrant change and employee empowerment. Eliminate the backward ideas behind "span of control" and "forced ranking" that deteriorate the camaraderie and teamwork necessary to make the workplace enjoyable. Reward out-of-the-box thinking that doesn't fit in the perfect "I'll promote those that think like me" philosophy that's running rampant in the organization that demoralizes the people.

Other Employee Reviews for ExxonMobil

  1. Helpful (3)

    "The very best company."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baytown, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to die at early age, XOM will be your top choice. Good benefits and salary without bonus. You can get some safety bucks and some free lunch if you are in research and development department.

    Cons

    None if you like to work harder than others. The company has force ranking system. Feedbacks from high level engineers are very subjective. In the ranking season, everyone is trying to show off in meeting. It is always the best strategy that you brining up very simple data and draw a straight line that can easily understood by the management and most of the audience. There is no 9/80 schedule and everyone works at least nine hours to impress their boss.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and you may see.


  2. "ExxonMobil is a great place to have a career within a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost and Schedule Engineer
    Current Employee - Cost and Schedule Engineer
    Recommends

    Pros

    Ability to have a career within a career, you can start as an engineer and continue in engineering assignments for your entire career or move into management, operations, technical sales, go get your MBA, Tax or Law degree and return into that part of the company. YOu will be exposed to the world's largerst, unique and one of a kind type of structures and facilities which are all world class in scale and involde unique proprietary technology.

    Cons

    EMRE is there to support our "customers" which are located around the worls and thus one needs to be mobile to be successful

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and develop your emerging leaders and they will soon be inheriting the company

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