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"Some Good Things, but Time for a Culture Shift"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent work/life balance, lots of company-paid-for training and professional development opportunities, great people for the most part, stable company, good pay

Cons

Antiquated rating/ranking system, very bureaucratic and stuck in their ways, software developers get no respect and are treated as "second-class" by the majority of the non-IT employees, not "agile"

Advice to Management

Recognize that your company wouldn't be able to run without your Computer Science people and put more effort into changing the culture that treats those individuals as lesser than the other organizations

Other Employee Reviews for ExxonMobil

  1. "Catching up with time"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong financial compensation and great benefits.

    Culture is changing (at least in IT): free WiFi, bring your own tablet, empowerment, making mistakes is actually encouraged ... etc.

    Cons

    Too many "middle management" layers . Some pockets still are very conservative ... must cross every T and dot every I before doing anything.

    Need more techies that know what they are doing. Instead of everyone moving over the the "management track"

    Advice to Management

    Tweak the reward & recognition system - still FORCED RANKING!!! How can team work be built if everyone is competing against each other.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of work and high pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly competent people, good pay, pushed into "stretch" assignments, benefits are great, relocation package is top-notch, decisions are well thought out, ranking system keeps people on their toes and weeds out the bottom 10%

    Cons

    Not gay friendly, 10+ hour days 5-6 days per week, no work life balance, not enough diversity (most of the meetings I attended consisted of all men and mostly white men), ranking system causes competition amongst peers and prevents sharing of ideas

    Advice to Management

    Implement a gay-friendly policy so that your employees are not afraid of being fired for their sexuality. Hire a more diverse work team.

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