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"Young engineer with mixed feelings"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
Current Employee - Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pay of course.
The name means something; means you are successful. (But thats it)

Cons

Lacks Diversity Big Time (not just color, personality and just flat out differences)
Very cold environment and not people friendly.
Has few support networks for minorities and younger people; most of which are poorly organized and lacks leadership.
Needs some re-vamp to the ranking system (I think everyone agrees to this one)
Training - well there is none in my opinion; ur just winging it!
Young engineers are expected to be politicians and you know what funny money is early on; I like to be the innovator so you can play monopoly in the corner by yourself.
Realized that most people die two years after retiring (if you work at a plant like I do)...uhh not a happy thought!

Advice to Management

Company paints a pretty picture and for good reason too...company needs a gutting!

Other Employee Reviews for ExxonMobil

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Large bureaucracy, no room for any creativity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation is decent. That's about it.

    Cons

    Does not inspire any creativity, huge bureaucracy, no fairness to the ranking system. "Performance Review" will be based on how much you kiss up to your boss.

    Advice to Management

    Change outdated HR policies.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I like my job."

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    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exxon is a great company to work for in terms of available experiances. They have operations worldwide and in most cases, you get to go to the location you work on. I also feel like my work is meaningful. I get to directly track how it affects the bottom line.

    Cons

    The downside of exxon is their annual employee assesment process. They rank all of their employees and assign you to a bucket (middle, low or upper). While this is a benfit in my mind because it give direct feedback on your performance, the process acts like more of black box because you are unaware of who the individuals are that are number 1 and what they do differtent to get there. I feel like a lot of politics play in to it at some point.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on. They generally do a pretty good job and are approachable in my opinion.

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