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ExxonMobil Employee Reviews about "ranking system"

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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3.3
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ExxonMobil Chairman & CEO Darren Woods
Darren Woods
602 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay but it is based by commision(in 192 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and competitive salary(in 172 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Outmoded, Subjective Ranking System(in 263 reviews)

  • "work life balance, highly competitive(in 193 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Dependable

      Jan 21, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diversity of Opportunity Relative Stability Lots of internal expertise

      Cons

      Outmoded, Subjective Ranking System Resistance to Change

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great company, cool projects, great people, but way too corporate and vertically integrated

      Jan 10, 2021 - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are amazing, really cool experiences, constant role movement and career growth

      Cons

      Too many levels of management, career advancement is hard with ranking system

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Facilities Engineer

      Jan 21, 2021 - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, intelligent coworkers, good pay

      Cons

      long hours, environment does not foster team work due to ranking system

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Major corporation with great learning opportunities but rigid work culture.

      Sep 2, 2020 - Engineer in Spring, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working at ExxonMobil can afford you incredible opportunities to work abroad and be a part of some of the world's most interesting and complex O&G projects. There are tons of smart, experienced, and hard-working people here and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and develop skills. ExxonMobil has a very organized and guided career development infrastructure for its employees, where supervisors and staffing & development advisors work together with employees to tailor work experiences and monitor skills development. Compensation is competitive for engineers. Non-Petroleum Engineering majors with a BS/MS can expect to receive a starting base salary 100k-110k. Petroleum Engineering majors start at ~120k. However, annual bonuses based on profit or company performance targets do not exist for entry-level employees. RSUs are not typically offered as part of compensation either. Benefits are good but are becoming less competitive. Decent medical and dental insurance options are available. As of September 2020, employees who work at the company for at least 5 years become invested in a pension plan. However, as of October 2020, the company is pausing its 7% 401k contribution match indefinitely. Salary premiums for working in less desirable locations (i.e. Permian Basin) have been cut during the COVID-19 industry downturn and premiums for working internationally will likely be cut as well going into 2021 and beyond. The Spring, TX campus (Houston) is a very comfortable place to work at. There are plenty of dining options and amenities on-site and the office space is open and breathable. Parking is not difficult to find. The campus is perfect for a mid-day walking break. Overall, there is not much to complain about.

      Cons

      The single largest turn-off for me as an employee at ExxonMobil was its work culture. At the heart of this is its infamous ranking system for assessing employee performance. Ranking systems are commonly employed at large corporations to hold employees accountable and to effectively distinguish top performers for promotions. ExxonMobil's implementation of a ranking system is ineffective at doing either of these. The insularity of how the performance reviews are conducted and what criteria are used to rank employees annually contributed to some incredibly toxic politics in the workplace. The company is comprised of bright, determined individuals, which can also mean highly competitive ones. In many cases, individuals would seek constantly to do what was most advantageous for themselves, rather than focusing on what was most critical for advancing a project or the team's cause. ExxonMobil selects employees for promotion opportunities based on these rankings and performance reviews, and understandably, employees react to incentives for career advancement accordingly. From my personal experience, I was not impressed with the quality of senior leadership in the company. Many either struggled to or were unwilling to provide clarity about business objectives and strategic direction. They did not do much to foster camaraderie or even inspire. It is telling when you learn of breaking news concerning Exxon's business from news leaks more frequently than from within Exxon itself. The outlook of the company isn't very bright either. I'd characterize it as a sinking Titanic, while other oil majors (CVX, RDS) seem more willing to embrace the changing industry, are making moves to keep their balance sheets flexible enough to pounce on acquisition opportunities, and have nurtured a much healthier internal work culture.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good pay, but a very hierarchical system

      Jan 15, 2021 - Chemical Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, opportunities to change positions frequently, excellent people to work with.

      Cons

      Infamous ranking system is very opaque and is only tenuously matched to your actual performance. Industry is in decline, so growth has slowed dramatically.

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