we use Microsoft Outlook -- no Mobil email addys
as of yet. then again, if I was at work today I
wouldn't be able to respond to this message since internet
access is extremely restricted at xon (no desktop access
for most folks). even if you've got access, logging
on to a site like yahoo for non-business purposes is
a terminable offense...hope you Mobilites who
choose to come over aren't too attached to your 9/80
work schedule or annual bonuses, cause they're gone.
get ready for a string of salary treatments that
might beat inflation on a good year, and hope you
remember your last promotion, since 8-10+ yrs between
promotions is not uncommon at xon. if you can, take the
money and RUN!!!!
Gee - I must work for a totally different Exxon.
All the ranting on this board and the MOB board makes
Exxon out to be the worst company in the world! I know
that there are times that promotions don't come for
years and raises are not the greatest, but I have never
gone a year without a raise and promotions have been
quite generous (I started out as a non-exempt.) And I
can honestly say that I don't kiss butt. In fact one
of my supervisors told me that I wasn't political
enough and I told him that is not my style. Like it or
Anyway, even though I am nervous
about what is to be, I hope to be a part of it anyway.
I have worked with Mobil employees on committees
and at conferences and found them to be just as
dedicated as anyone I know at Exxon and very nice to work
with. Most people are afraid of change and if I have to
go find another job, it is just another challenge to
face, just like the challenge of combining two
companies. Good luck to everyone! I am looking forward to
working with you (hopefully!) We have a lot to learn from
The Exxon culture is little different than our
own. Bonus? What is a bonus? In recent years with
"Best Practice Metrics" - which we all recognize as an
ambiguous set of intagables, it is impossible to accurately
predict your "piece of the pie". You are absolutely
correct on your time line for promotions. 9/80's are a
relatively recent phenomenon and are not a major concern to
most folks. Despite your cheery assesment of life
inside Exxon, I'm looking forward to it.
The message should be as
The day of reconning is fast approaching on which you
can kiss your ass goodbye to your job at either Mobil
or the new XOM. You are deadwood that needs to be
and must be cut from the organization. There are many
more qualified true Exxoners who can and will be doing
your job. And some of your jobs will never be done
again anyway. If you are a Diversity trainer.....you
ass is grass. Your company has been bought out and
you will suffer the consequences. That is the law of
nature and Mr. Darwin has never been proven wrong.
I heard that this was done a while ago so that
the people on the transition teams could communicate
information easier. Maybe the only people with access to the
lists were those on the transition teams, and now
everyone can use them. I don't know!
At the Exxon side, we have heard absolutely
nothing about time allowed to decide about accepting or
declining jobs. We have heard absolutely nothing about
severance packages. We have heard absolutely nothing about
I wish they would 'stand on the bit' and get
going. It is most likely that the retails in the NE or
independants anyway. It is hard to swallow paying premium at
the pump when shares are so low. We should be looking
for a timely split instead. If all those hands were
'running pipe' instead of having to wait on the other guy
maybe we would see some measurable turn around. Oh
well, I guess all we can do is buy more now that it's
What would Raymonds salary be...If he were paid
for performance ? The management team he has
surrounded himself with must really be stooges to be able to
ignore the fact that the price of XON's underlying
comoditiy has doubled in price, gas is up 20 - 30 % at the
pump, and still the loses mount. One man killing 2
companies this big, this quick is unprecedented and will be
a case study for years to come.
Thanks for your "beatings will continue until
morale improves" reply. Typical Exxon lifer: if you
don't respond with humble gratitude for your daily bowl
of swill, you're considered a traitor. How many
times on how many boards does one see someone saying
"if you don't like it, why don't you leave?" I didn't
and I did. I've got lots of company too.
- it's part of my job to keep up on patnets in
BTW, you never answered my questions
about your last post - those statements about "if he
were as good as he says he is, he'd still be at XON
getting the big bucks", etc.. sounded exactly like what I
would expect (and have gotten) from run o' the mill XON
managers. Can you spell Lackey ??
Who works for a petroleum company ?? I don't.
Where are you getting your information from anyway
You are partially right - I can do the XON management
speak if I want to. The difference is that I don't
Union people in various departments get annual
raises. I only worked in exploration and production and
very few (<10%) could get a raise every 12 months.
For most, the inteval was longer. For the unfortunate
(bottom quintile?) I've heard of 30 months going by w/o a
raise. My observation was the upper 10% was too busy
trying to become Exxon managers (for whatever reason)
that they were actually poorer technical contributors
than those in the next 40%. The salary and rating
structure is imperfect (it can't be perfect). There are
people at the bottom who ought to be much higher, there
are people at the top who ought to be much lower.
Likewise, a lot of people are where they ought to be.