ExxonMobil - A tale of two cities | Glassdoor
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"A tale of two cities"

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Current Contractor - Software Developer in Houston, TX
Current Contractor - Software Developer in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at ExxonMobil as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Very relaxed atmosphere
Many bright people
Individual offices
Job security

Cons

The company has a split personality because of the merger. There are two styles of management fighting for control. There is the traditional command and control style that you see at most large companies. And there is a more modern approach to management that is very refreshing to experience especially at a larger company.

Unfortunately, it looks like command and control has the slight edge because the new campus is being designed with an "open" floor plan i.e. cubicle farms instead of respecting the private space of their professional employees.

Advice to Management

Decide who you want to be and hopefully choose right (i.e. respect the creativity and professionalism of your employees)

Other Employee Reviews for ExxonMobil

  1. "Great Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Landman in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Landman in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for Exxon is a great because it is flexible. If you can manage your time and stay self-motivated it's a great job.

    Cons

    Sometimes business get's really slow which is typical of the oil business. It comes and goes in waves.


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    "Strong company but less focus on people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues. Technology starting to step up with industry and be more open to risk. Depending manager, different considerations for work/life balance

    Cons

    Too much subjectivity and forced ranking system for employee assessment. Not as much people focus after merger. Information on career opportunities known by management only

    Advice to Management

    Continue to review risk and consider level of controls that are required.

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