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"One has to be very aggressive to survive in Exxon"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Engineer (R&D) in Annandale, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Engineer (R&D) in Annandale, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

interesting research
state of the art equipment and facilities
stable company, good books (accounting)
competent pay and benefits
emphasis on safety

Cons

relative grading for deciding compensation...serial (not coarse) grading
Highly aggressive and extrovert people rewarded
Lot of politics, competition
Managerial skills rewarded more than technical competence

Advice to Management

Take steps to reduce stress associated with relative grading. Create a nurturing environment for all kind of personalities. Create respect for technical ladder,

Other Employee Reviews for ExxonMobil

  1. "Neutral place to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company will provide great opportunities for those that perform. Reinforces one's thought process to be more thorough and disciplined. Truely word class training.

    Cons

    Highly bereaucratic and heirarichal. Best technical skills accompanied by ability to "rub shoulder" with upper management is required to succeed in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to execute and lead the company as they always have.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Compensation and Opportunities"

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

    Pros

    The compensation is great. My salary has grew 33% in 18 months with the company and continues to be trending upward, even in the current economic downturn. The work is challenging and the opportunities are amazing. I mentioned I like to travel and they have sent me all over the world. I have been to 5 different countries since I have started and seem to find more and more reasons to travel. Working on world class projects that you can read about in the papers gives me a sense of accomplishment. The people I work with are very intelligent which makes the my day and work week more enjoyable.

    Cons

    The politics can be overwhelming but if you can play the game it can help your career.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to remember John D. Rockefellers principles of running a business.

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