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"Great opportunities, high expectations"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great opportunities, both international and domestic. It is truly a global organization; no matter what your interests or abilities, there will be some place in the organization that is a fit. Because of the global scope of activities, there is an opportunity to gain exposure to an incredibly wide range of technologies and operations. Oh, and the compensation and benefits are outstanding.

Cons

The internal processes and controls can sometimes become overwhelming/frustrating (however, there are usually good reasons for most of them!). Because the organization is so very large, it can be difficult to identify who the right individuals are to address an issue or problem. And there is no internal "job postings" board; moves are worked between the employee and their supervisor.

Advice to Management

Keep the focus on the fundamentals, but don't forget to reward and recognize individuals for a job well done - and be careful not to overload the staff.

Other Employee Reviews for ExxonMobil

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work because money/needs, not passion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Cost of living in Houston is low, but Exxon pay is quite competitive compare to other major cities. Some opportunities for international assigment as Exxon is truely a global company (unlike Cisco, ATT, ...who merly sub-contraced the local vendor to perform the work on the behalf of the companies. Top 10% -performer-rank group's raises are quite significant compare to the rest of the rank group.

    Flexible with worklife balance ... (not as flexible as other tech companies with programs like telecomuting, friday earned day off, flex schedule). Take good care of employees during disaster (before Ike ... released employees early Wednesday morning so they can attend to emergency preparation/needs..., then after Ike ....interest free loan, excused time with pay to deal with insurance companies, offer limited use of company's car ...etc....)

    Cons

    Very conservative company. Lots and lots of politics. Process oriented. No innovation / little creativity. Technology adapters, not inventors. Forced ranking. No bonus (rarely - very insignificant) in IT organization. Heavy on security and control.

    Advice to Management

    Need to replace the aging workforce (including management) with younger leaders that will inspire the younger workforce. Invest more into R&D of alternative engery...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Welcome to the good life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the long term strategy for exxon has provided continual growth opportunities for employees. The benefits package is the best I have ever seen and the pay is incredible. This is a company that has posted record profit and has taken care of its employees accordingly. The cost of living in texas is very cheap. There are international opportunities to work abroad and they even give you a massive bonus (sometimes) if you're going to a remote region in the world.

    Cons

    very conservative company that lacks innovation. The company is very top heavy with many employees being there 25+ years already.

    Advice to Management

    keep on truckin

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