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Great opportunities, high expectations

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • 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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    A chance to work with the best in the industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    The company is in it for the long haul and will be around for a long time. The people you work with are a cut above most anywhere else you might work. It's a real joy to work with such competent, dedicated people.

    Cons

    As a large organization there are many procedures and processes to navigate. Getting execptions to these can be a painful process sometimes...the company wants to be more "agile", but it has a ways to go to truly acheive agility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modify the performance appraisal and compensation system to motivate the entire workforce, rather than just the top performers. Truly provide a better work/life balance by recognizing that to some extent this requires less total work output, rather than just more flexible ways (timing) to generate the same work.

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    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...

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