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"Stellar financial performance but largely at the expense of a majority of its employees"

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Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Mostly sound Management Systems
Safety Culture
Global Opportunities
Driven and talented work force
Stable Company, Strong Brand

Cons

A bad evaluation early in one's career follows one throughout and very difficult, if not impossible to shake.
Performance Evaluation (a.k.a. rank system) is designed to be objective but ends up failing (not reflective of performance or potential) a majority of its results-driven employees. Rank System only as objective as the people evaluating.
For those who make it to higher executive/technical ranks, work-life balance becomes just a theoretical concept and really don't have to latitude to truly make meaningful personnel decisions - basically do what you are told i.e. "work within the system"
Profit always myopically placed above employee's well-being and job satisfaction. Company ends up loosing in the long run if this trend is not curtailed. A right answer is a balance between the two.
Inflexible and risk-averse culture
Pay can be uncompetitive at times but longer term balances out with competition

Advice to Management

Company is loosing a lot of good people who end up succeeding at other cultures or companies. Warrants taking a closer look why this is because everyone who gets hired here are very driven, have high IQs, and most of the time have had substantial accomplishments prior to/and at ExxonMobil. Do not get rid of the pension otherwise, from an employee perspective, total renumeration will become sub par relative to industry.

Other Employee Reviews for ExxonMobil

  1. "Good place to have decent work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Decent salary.
    Good project.

    Cons

    sophisticated managing system. No bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Too many supervisors. Never see the chance of promotion.


  2. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with top experts in their fields. Wide range of potential jobs to do. Great benefits. Good salary.

    Cons

    Regimented chain of command. Lack of proper care for people. Lack of interest in people needs. Risk averse management.

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