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Ranking Is Evil

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at ExxonMobil full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

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

Cons

Forced 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 ManagementAdvice

Lose 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Boring

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    Former Employee - Public and Government Affairs in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Public and Government Affairs in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at ExxonMobil as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work for good pay, very loyal company and want loyal people

    Cons

    The culture is conservative, slow, republican-leaning, risk-averse...work was not intellectually stimulating because positions are very siloed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop separating yourself from the employees into the "god pod"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Wish it could be better

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    Former Employee - Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Technician in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at ExxonMobil full-time (less than an 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 having blind expectations for someone new.
    Eliminate the rank system which can be biased
    Team spirit and more team bonding session is required.
    Standardization across sites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exposure to variation job scope so as to develop talents of technicians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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