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"Seductive with employees, but may be frustrating for some"

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Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Curitiba (Brazil)
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Curitiba (Brazil)
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Plenty of career oppotunities within different areas of expertise, you can always get there (if you know the right people and they like you).
Financial solidness (zero lay-offs during the 08/09 crisis, even with oil dropping from $120 to $40 a barrel)
Compensation little above average (what is more than expected from the biggest company in the world)
Status
Travel opportunities
Good for ambitious people, with political and leadership skills

Cons

Old, paternalistic culture
Outdated technologies (be prepared call MS Access and Excel as "systems")
Bureaucracy
"We have all the money and infrastructure you need, it's all beautiful, so if you fail, it's exclusively your fault.". This can frequently bring your self-esteem down.
Company talks about work/life balance, but its in theory only. When you need, figures change.
Due to its size and distribution, every simple move requires a gigantic step, this is a innovation, creativity and flexibility killer.
Forced ranking, which at sometimes lacks transparency/fairness
Politics often values more than hard-work

Advice to Management

Value more people that work hard, recognize them
SD process is beautifully pictured on the slides, but when it comes to reality, friendship with leaders is being a major factor for promotion. This is creating an environment with high levels of stress, frustration and lack of camaradarie, mining the productivity.

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    "A Good place to start one's career"

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    Former Employee - Compensation Analyst in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Compensation Analyst in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work and life balance and many opportunities and open doors for you if you show that you are truly interested to grow and be part of the company. Values life-long employments so long-years of service awards are very good and most employees tend to stay for a very long time. It is a very self selective environment/culture wherby if you are willing to spend alot of time on doing on job, then this is the place for you. But if you want to explore many different kinds of jobs before settling, then this is not the right place even thought they give opportunity for horizontal promotions, it does take atleast 2 yr for each movement.

    Cons

    Takes time to get promoted as many employees in the lower levels fighting for positions in the next level. Also, you are more or less confined within the department you choose to work in as you have to spend atleast 2 yrs before even getting a chance for promotion even if you are the top talent. This may not fare well for many espacially for the new generations that wishes for quick career advancement if they are top talent. Company has lost many good people due to this so hopefully they have done something to try to retain their top talent, perhaps a fast track route for them?

    Advice to Management

    Take time to get to know everyone beyond their work


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    "Best in class BUT..."

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In my opinion Exxon Mobil deserves this advanced position in all economical reviews (Forbes, CNN Money, Economist...etc). Being the highest net profit after taxes in all industries all over the world for years is not an easy achievement.
    It's the perfect place to learn and acquire as much knowledge as you could acquire. It has a very powerful system and very efficient guidelines and procedures.
    Environment in Exxon Mobil is friendly. And most of managers and peers are disciplined and well educated.
    In Exxon Mobil, the managers empower the employees once they trust them.
    The management respects the employees and trusts them.
    Moreover, working in Exxon Mobil provides the employee with kind of prestige and social status.
    And Finally, Exxon Mobil has the best in class pension plan.

    Cons

    Exxon Mobil is process oriented rather than people oriented.
    Compensation is good but not competitive.
    Training programs are relatively weak.
    Recognition and Awarding needs to be improved

    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, Functionalization is a very good way to run bushiness; however it has a serious drawback which is “Employee’s Career Path”, moving cross functional needs a lot of improvement (i.e. internal announcement for the vacancies, monitoring program for new hires, mentor-protégée program…)

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