There are more expats in BTC now than ever, india is facing the worst ever covid wave, yet the management is trying their best to get enployees back to office. Its embarrasing to see how they are responding to this situation when so many other companies have clearly done things better. Every other week there a sense of panic and uncertainty to what they are trying to do. The only success has been establishing the rotten toxic work culture with unqualified expats, some of whom are of Indian origin but act like colonial masters with their terrible mixed up fake accents. The non-Indian origin expats are not inspiring or any better, they are robots and it shows that they don’t care about employees, just here to get all the expat benefits and leave in 2-3 years.
How did these people even survive in the company all these years? They must be so called ‘high potentials’? Oh right, by being YES men with no Courage of Conviction. Endless work getting dumped with no training, no pay raise, no travel, hundreds being hired every year, the pathetic ranking system, the endless formalities and processes, the mind numbing poor quality of work - basically cleaning up mess left by others. The employees are fed up, there is absolutely no light at the end of the tunnel, and its a well known fact now that BTC is failing fast. Just like any other ExxonMobil project undertaken in the past decade.
Who is responsible? Of course it must be employees from all over the world involved in all those projects, definitely not the drone like management staff with zero empathy and guts and conscience. It is a top-down problem and we are not going anywhere but down until senior leadership is FIRED replaced and true meritocracy is in place.
Posting here because none of our ‘employee forums’ allow anonymous questions as usual, this site is a good source of info and we learn more here about EM than anywhere else, hurray for transparency