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ExxonMobil Careers: Fuel For Thought. Overview of ExxonMobil - Who are we and what do we do?. Choosing an employer, what should you look for?. Typical I/T characteristics of a large company. What characteristics do we look for?. ExxonMobil is Leadership.

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overview of exxonmobil who are we and what do we do
Overview of ExxonMobil - Who are we and what do we do?

Choosing an employer, what should you look for?

Typical I/T characteristics of a large company

What characteristics do we look for?

exxonmobil is leadership
ExxonMobil is Leadership
  • Financial• Largest company in 2005 Fortune 500 list
  • Revenues -- $292B ($171B)
  • Profits -- $25.3B ($15.5B)
  • Assets -- $195B
  • Operational• Largest non-government producer of oil and natural gas
  • • One of world's top 3 petrochemical companies• Conducts business in over 200 countries and territories
  • • Nearly 86,000 employees worldwide
  • • Among the world's largest independent producers of electricity
  • Technological• Petroleum industry is one of the most high tech industries
  • • 1,900 PhD’s employed; $600M spent on research
  • • Invented revolutionary refining processes and 3-D visualization • Developed engineering innovations that led to deepwater oil and gas
  • production
exxonmobil at a glance
ExxonMobil At A Glance

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Downstream

Upstream

Chemical

Exploration

Development

Production

Gas Marketing

Upstream Research

Refining & Supply

Fuels Marketing

Lubricants & Petroleum

Research and Engineering

Specialties

• 10 Specialized Functional Companies

- 1 Global Services Company

- 9 Staff and Services Functions

slide5

Upstream

  • • Explores for/produces oil and natural gas on all
  • continents except Antarctica
  • Active exploration in 50 countries
  • • 100 major projects under way or in planning stage
  • • World’s largest non-government producer of both oil
  • and natural gas
      • - 59,000 producing wells
      • - 2.6 million barrels of oil/day
      • - 9.9 Bcf/day
  • Industry-leading proved oil/gas reserves of 22B oil-equivalent
  • barrels (73B in the resource base)
  • - Replaced 125% of production
      • - “Finding costs” were 44¢/bbl in 2004 compared with nearly
      • $4/bbl in the ‘80’s
world class upstream projects
World Class Upstream Projects

3DVisualization

Deep Water Development

Major development in Africa

downstream
Downstream
  • • Largest refining and marketing company
  • Ownership in 50 refineries in 27 countries with worldwide capacity of 6.3 million barrels per day
  • Sell 8 million barrels per day of gasoline, other petroleum products
  • • Speedpass, On The Run; 7 million members
  • 40,000 stations in 118 countries plus 1 million industrial/wholesale customers
  • Global marketer of aviation, marine fuels
  • • Sell products under Exxon, Esso, Mobil brands
chemical
Chemical
  • Among top 3 global petrochemical companies ($3.4B profit)
  • Strong presence worldwide with major investments in growth regions
  • - Manufacturing locations in 24 countries
  • - 26.6 Million tons of petrochemical products
  • - Products marketed in more than 150 countries
  • 90% of assets in businesses where we’re among the top suppliers
  • 3 major U.S. Gulf Coast manufacturing complexes (Baton Rouge,
  • Baytown and Beaumont)
  • New Singapore petrochemical plant a model for industry
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White Oils

Baby Oil

Cosmetics

Food Polishing

Petroleum Jelly

Pharmaceuticals

Waxes

Coating

Candles

Crayons

Lipsticks

Wax Cups

Chocolate

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Global Services

  • Provides worldwide Information Systems, Procurement, and Real Estate and Facility Management Services
    • - Over $1B spent annually on I/T
  • 13,000 employees and contractors in nearly 100 countries.
    • - 5,000 IS employees
  • Benefits:
    • - Economies of scale (centralized datacenters, etc.)
    • - Spread of best practices
    • - Response to change
    • - Relationships
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Choosing an employer... What should you look for ?

  • How is I/T valued in the company?
    • - Primary purpose (ie, a technology or consulting company)
    • - Integral to the business, but not primary purpose
    • - Viewed as support
  • Is the company on the leading edge of technology?
  • Do you want to become (remain?) an expert in a single technology area?
  • Geographic stability vs. geographic flexibility
    • - Mandatory travel within a job
    • - Job relocation throughout career
  • Controlled work environment vs. flexible work environment
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Choosing an employer... What do I look for ?

  • Will there be a variety of career options?
    • - Within I/T
    • - Opportunity to move into a business function
  • What does the company offer financially? (Risk vs. Stability)
    • - Base salary
    • - Stock grants/options
    • - 401(k) matches; retirement plans
    • - Partnership
  • What “extras” does the company offer?
    • - Sponsor additional schooling
    • - New hire activities/program (formal vs. informal)
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Typical I/T characteristics of a “large, non-I/T” company

  • I/T viewed as integral to the business, but not the primary purpose of the company
  • Technology
  • Implementers of technology, not “creators”
    • - Internal consultants to the business providing solutions to their specific problems
    • - Technology is a business enabler
  • Generally not leading edge
    • - Often technology is several generations old
    • - May be close to leading edge in some specialized areas
    • - Work from a standard “technology set”
  • Few true technology “experts”
    • - Internal experts (advisors) rather than industry experts
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Typical I/T characteristics, continued....

  • Career Lifecycle
  • Not hired for a specific technical skill
    • - Recruited based on overall abilities
    • - Hired for the ability to learn rather than a specific skill set
  • Job rotation early in your career
    • - Shorter term (2-3 year) assignments
    • - A wide variety of assignments/across business lines
    • - Does not allow you to become/remain a technical expert early in your career
  • Opportunity for management track or more technical track as career progresses
    • - Length of assignment longer
    • - Ability to focus on one technology area (advisor)
  • Business area assignments
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Typical I/T characteristics, continued....

  • Work Environment
  • Structured/controlled work environment
    • - Fixed set of technologies
    • - Structured project lifecycle and approval process
    • - High focus on security and controls
  • Large projects/ wide scope
  • Team oriented approach
  • Geographic flexibility required
    • - Travel requirements vary by job, but generally moderate at most
    • - Must be able to relocate
  • Co-located with the business
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Typical I/T characteristics, continued....

  • Other
  • Financially....
    • - Competitive base salary
    • - Few stock options/grants at low/entry levels
    • - Strong 401(k)/retirement program (hired for a career)
    • - No partnership program
  • The “extras”....
    • - Provide reimbursement for additional schooling and certifications
    • - Formal new hire program/ rotation program
    • - Continuous training in technical and non-technical areas through out career
    • - Chance to get involved in campus recruiting activities
slide19

Characteristics we are looking for in YOU

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills/ initiative
  • Good analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Prior internship or relevant experience
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Implementers, not “creators” of technology
  • Effective contributor on teams
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Future Technical Advisors and IS Managers