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Pros
  • People sometimes can have flexible working hours to meet work-life balance needs (in 110 reviews)

  • Fantastic work environment with new modern facilities in Houston (in 111 reviews)

Cons
  • It's important to set work life balance boundaries (in 96 reviews)

  • Performance ranking system is depending highly on human judgement (in 152 reviews)

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  1. "Slow and steady"

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    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Annandale, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Annandale, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation days, long management ladder, lots of bonuses for management, volunteering for community and outreach programs and work life balance.

    Cons

    Paperwork, hierarchical structure, slow decision making to sometime indecision. Risk aversion and punishment for high risk takers. Union jobs should get eliminated. Strong performance should get rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Get the underperforming ppl out


  2. "Solid company, good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Chemist in Annandale, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Chemist in Annandale, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid management seems to have a good approach to operations.

    Cons

    Union technicians frequently have different agendas than management

    Advice to Management

    Be more engaged and listen to all levels

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Need to be good at playing the system to thrive."

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Annandale, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Annandale, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting technical projects.
    Good infrastructure/resources for conducting research.

    Cons

    Very authoritarian culture.
    Lot of back-biting spurred by force ranking.
    Frustration among majority of the researchers due to lot of "busy work" and useless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Too arrogant to listen.


  4. Helpful (3)

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

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    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,


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