ExxonMobil - Great company, poor at recognizing talent | Glassdoor
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"Great company, poor at recognizing talent"

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Technical Specialist in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Senior Systems Technical Specialist in Houston, TX
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits are stellar. Pay is excellent. Because it is a big company, there are resources to provide for training and conferences.

Cons

Career and professional development is limited. The company seeks to hire 'really smart and completely unambitious people' in the words that I heard from one senior manager.

Advice to Management

Provide for more opportunities for leadership for IT personnel. Let IT people supervise and manage their own kind. Bringing in geologists and petroleum engineers to lead software developers disrespects the IT personnel.

Other Employee Reviews for ExxonMobil

  1. "it's a great company to work for...good people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    hard to move up and their ranking system


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mgmt forgets on whose shoulders they stand."

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Beaumont, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable company financially. Highly aware and protective of their company brand and integrity. Very unlikely to ever be an "Enron."

    Cons

    Such a large company, they are unable to be nimble in the marketplace nor can they easily foster an entrepreneurial spirit among the ranks. Performance and ranking system fosters inter-employee competitiveness by people seeking personal credit in the quest for top ranking; this disables collaborative culture development where better productivity and superior answers can usually be better developed.

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about YOUR career. Promote those that deliver instead of stepping on those that deliver you.

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