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Great opportunities, high expectations

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at ExxonMobil

Pros

Great opportunities, both international and domestic. It is truly a global organization; no matter what your interests or abilities, there will be some place in the organization that is a fit. Because of the global scope of activities, there is an opportunity to gain exposure to an incredibly wide range of technologies and operations. Oh, and the compensation and benefits are outstanding.

Cons

The internal processes and controls can sometimes become overwhelming/frustrating (however, there are usually good reasons for most of them!). Because the organization is so very large, it can be difficult to identify who the right individuals are to address an issue or problem. And there is no internal "job postings" board; moves are worked between the employee and their supervisor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the focus on the fundamentals, but don't forget to reward and recognize individuals for a job well done - and be careful not to overload the staff.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work because money/needs, not passion

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Cost of living in Houston is low, but Exxon pay is quite competitive compare to other major cities. Some opportunities for international assigment as Exxon is truely a global company (unlike Cisco, ATT, ...who merly sub-contraced the local vendor to perform the work on the behalf of the companies. Top 10% -performer-rank group's raises are quite significant compare to the rest of the rank group.

    Flexible with worklife balance ... (not as flexible as other tech companies with programs like telecomuting, friday earned day off, flex schedule). Take good care of employees during disaster (before Ike ... released employees early Wednesday morning so they can attend to emergency preparation/needs..., then after Ike ....interest free loan, excused time with pay to deal with insurance companies, offer limited use of company's car ...etc....)

    Cons

    Very conservative company. Lots and lots of politics. Process oriented. No innovation / little creativity. Technology adapters, not inventors. Forced ranking. No bonus (rarely - very insignificant) in IT organization. Heavy on security and control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to replace the aging workforce (including management) with younger leaders that will inspire the younger workforce. Invest more into R&D of alternative engery...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's okay for business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Fairfax, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Fairfax, VA (US)

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    Benefits, Experience, great opportunities to learn business negotiations and problem solving techniques. Sales allow for lots of travel, with good expense support. If one does not mind regimantaton, this is a great place to be. It pernits access to businesses of all shapes and sizes, especially when in a psn of sales solicitation

    Cons

    Large bureacracy w/ relatively little flexibility and large amount of conytol processes. The company is great for assigning the first two entry positions, but then after that it's extremely difficult to move on, even when rated especially high. It's a great place to work for 5-6 years, then it's importsnt to consider other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek feedback directly from employees, especially in areas of controls and support tools. Most of the employees with over 8 years are stymied in jobs for several years that stagnate one's loyalty and comittmrnt.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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