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"Enjoyed my time spent with the company, but they dropped the ball"

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  • 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

Best at what they do (arguably)

Cons

A true, modern mega-corp (tremendous compartmentalization)

Advice to Management

This train has already left the station - no stopping it now.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, bad location"

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

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and personal development. If you are interested they move you to a different position every couple of years so you don't get bored.

    Cons

    You need to find a champion if you want to climb the ladder. Houston wasn't a good location for me. I had a boss in a different country and that proved difficult.

    ExxonMobil Response

    May 20, 2014 – Recruiting Consultant

    Thanks for the feedback. Sorry Houston did not work out. The city is rapidly changing and improving while maintaining a low cost of living thanks to the growth of the US energy sector.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've spent all my career in the Upstream, I've heard Downstream and Chemicals can be quite different:

    Excellent pay and benefits, including pension
    Lots of challenging assignments
    Frequently move to different positions
    Many international assignments for those that want it
    Excellent early career training and career development tracks / planning

    Cons

    New assignments and assignment locations are decided without enough input from employee
    Rankings are not transparent and often lead to bad attitudes by lower rankers
    Work/life balance can be very challenging; those that want to rank high typically work a lot of hours
    Moving up the ranks within the company requires willingness to frequently relocate which can be difficult for those with families

    Advice to Management

    Place a stronger emphasis on the employee and their desires / strengths
    Promote managers and supervisors who demonstrate putting employees first
    Consider implementation of 9/80 work weeks to stay competitive with other companies

    ExxonMobil Response

    May 20, 2014 – Recruiting Consultant

    Thanks for the feedback. We have a number of great workplace flexibility programs to help balance work and life without requiring the structure of the 9/80 program.

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