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Ranking Is Evil

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  • 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 for 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

456 Other Employee Reviews for ExxonMobil (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Relatively good working environment with many things to change.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ExxonMobil

    Pros

    The salary is relatively good compared to the work effort. There is hardly any overtime needed, which makes it an attractive workplace for people with family.

    Cons

    There is little room for moving up the ladder. The tasks are not very motivating and people can get bored fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more job rotation possibilities for employees. Also, use less emphasis on the safety issues.

  2.  

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

    Former Employee - Mediator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Mediator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at ExxonMobil as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    pay, benefits, intellectual challenge great people

    Cons

    location, location, location, and the weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider letting people telecommute and work part-time

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