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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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


great job but you have to live in texas and wear suits

Mediator (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Exxon Mobil as a contractor for more than 5 years

Pros: pay, benefits, intellectual challenge great people Cons: location, location, location, and the weather Advice to Senior Management: consider letting people telecommute and work part-time More

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