Exxon Mobil
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www.exxonmobil.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

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Ranking Is Evil

IT Project Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Exxon Mobil full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay & benefits.
Depending on assignment, good co-workers.

ConsForced ranking process, completely depends on "who you know."
Black-box job assignment process - attempting to apply directly for a position is a no-no.
Management gives lipservice to work/life balance, but only promotes extended seat-warmers. Therefore, high hours = high performance (a strict performance comparison is apparently just too difficult).
"Nanny" safety policies - must hold handrails on stairs, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementLose the ranking system. At best, it ensures the best butt-kissers get promoted. At worst, it encourages a short-sighted culture, since prior years are ignored. This is why there are so many projects that look good on paper, but afterwards turn out to be useless, or worse. Even pro-ranking experts seem to agree that it only works for a couple of years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wish it could be better

Technician (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at Exxon Mobil full-time for less than a year


Pros: High safety standard Good benefits, salary and bonuses. Cons: Culture would have to improve to ensure that young technician can learn on the job with guidance provided by the seniors instead of… Advice to Senior Management: Exposure to variation job scope so as to develop talents… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

 

Relatively good working environment with many things to change.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Exxon Mobil


Pros: The salary is relatively good compared to the work effort. There is hardly… Cons: There is little room for moving up the ladder. The… Advice to Senior Management: Offer more job rotation possibilities for employees. Also, use less… More

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